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Disney+ orders Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

This winter, Disney+ will invite Star Wars fans to Chewbacca’s homeworld of Kashyyyk for a celebration of the galaxy’s biggest holiday, Life Day, in the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, premiering exclusively on the service on November 17th. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special will feature a host of iconic characters including Rey, Finn, Poe, […]

August 17, 2020

Disney+ 60.5m subs as parks crater

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has revealed that the company’s SVoD platform, Disney+, now has 60.5 million global subscribers. It is now in the 60 million – 90 million range that it originally told investors it would get to by 2024. Disney+ debuted in November of last year. The company previously announced in April that the […]

August 5, 2020

Disney+ orders Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Disney+ has ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021. The series follows the experimental clones of the Bad Batch as they find their way in […]

July 14, 2020

Disney+ unveils Summer Movie Nights line-up

This summer, Disney+ has announced a ‘Summer Movie Nights’ line-up of brand new original and newly announced  movies coming to the streaming service. Beginning July 3rd with the Disney+ premieres of Hamilton, the filmed version of the original Broadway production, and Frozen 2, there will be blockbuster movies premiering every week. The Summer Movie Nights […]

June 30, 2020

Disney to close UK linear channels

Disney has confirmed that, from October 1st, its Disney+ D2C service will be the exclusive UK home for content from Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior – effectively ending the carriage of the linear channels by UK pay-TV platforms BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media. “The direct-to-consumer service, which garnered more that 54.5 million […]

June 26, 2020By Colin Mann

Disney+ launching in 8 more European countries

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment has set September 15th as the launch date for Disney+ in eight new markets across Western and Northern Europe. The streaming service will launch in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg and will retail at the following prices: €6.99 (monthly)/€69.99 (annually) in Portugal, Belgium, […]

June 23, 2020

Research: 1.5m Nordic homes plan to get Disney+

Disney+ will debut in the Nordics on September 15th and Mediavision research reveals that the interest for the service is already strong. Close to 1.5 million Nordic households claim they have plans to sign up. If they follow through on their plans, it would immediately make Disney one of the largest SVoD services in the […]

June 23, 2020

Disney’s DTCI group creates global Ad Platforms team

The Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) Technology group has created a new Advertising Platforms team to combine the company’s advertising technology and product expertise and resources into a single, focused team. This team aligns with the Disney Advertising Sales unified structure and approach, and together they will accelerate how The Walt Disney Company is […]

June 16, 2020