Advanced Television


Japan: Disney+ adding Star brand in October

The Disney+ service in Japan will expand its general entertainment content with the introduction of the Star brand on October 27th. With the addition of Star to the current line-up of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ Japan will feature over 16,000 titles. The Star brand features thousands of hours […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney’s Star+ launches in LatAm

Star+, The Walt Disney Company’s new general entertainment and sports streaming service for adults, has launched in Latin America. The service includes fiction and non-fiction productions fully created in Latin America, a broad offering of live sports from ESPN, new international original productions, the full collection of animated comedies from 20th Television, exclusive movie premieres, […]

September 1, 2021

Fremantle promotes Us

Fremantle International has announced the promotion of Amac Us to SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe. Since joining Fremantle in 2015, Us has continued to be integral to the company’s finished tape business. Based in Dubai, UAE, the promotion will see the executive now expand his remit to both scripted […]

August 23, 2021

Disney+ debuting Only Murders in the Building in Aug

Disney+ has announced that its comedic murder mystery series, Only Murders in the Building, will premiere exclusively on Star on Disney+ as a Star Original from August 31st in international markets. The 10-episode series sees Hollywood legends Steve Martin and Martin Short star alongside popular singer and actress Selena Gomez. They play a trio who […]

June 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

The Golden Girls join Disney+

Disney+ has announced that all seven seasons of celebrated US sitcom, The Golden Girls, will land exclusively on Star on Disney+ in the UK & Ireland on July 2nd. Audiences will be able to stream all 180 episodes of the beloved series which tells the story of four single middle-aged women who share a house […]

June 10, 2021By Nik Roseveare

War of the Worlds s2 on Disney+ from July 16

The second series of the drama series War of the Worlds, written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films, will premiere on Star on Disney+ on July 16th.  Set in France and the UK, the critically-acclaimed, modern-day retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic novel has an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner and EMMY and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), and Golden Globe and Critics Choice […]

June 7, 2021

Disney+ announces raft of new Star Originals

Disney+ has announced over 20 titles will premiere exclusively as Star Originals in the UK & Ireland including Pam & Tommy, Welcome to Wrexham, and Fleishman is in Trouble. Additionally, The Kardashian Jenner upcoming series will stream exclusively on Star on Disney+ with a tentative debut later this year. Star is the new general entertainment brand on […]

June 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

The Walking Dead coming to Star on Disney+

Disney has confirmed that all 10 seasons of The Walking Dead will be available on Star via Disney+ from July 2nd in the UK. All 153 episodes will be available to stream, all in one place. Viewers can experience every iconic moment, ahead of the season 11 premiere this August; the final season of the […]

May 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

FOX shuts UK channel

The UK and Ireland are the latest markets where the FOX Channel will soon cease broadcasting. Following Disney’s acquisition of FOX, the channel will close next month after 17 years in the UK, and no longer air on Sky or Virgin Media. FOX said in a statement: “On 30th June the FOX channel in the […]

May 19, 2021

Report: Netflix 40% of SE Asia SVoD consumption

Premium video platforms in Southeast Asia, led by Netflix, Viu, WeTV, iQIYI and Vidio, captured 10 per cent of total video streaming minutes in Q1 2021, according to a study published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The quarterly report, titled Southeast Asia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics: A Definitive Study, leverages MPA’s proprietary AMPD […]

May 18, 2021