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The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ on March 1st

Disney+ has debuted the new trailer for the upcoming Season 3 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. New key art was also released for the third season of the original, live-action series from Lucasfilm, streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting March 1st. The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din […]

January 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Analysis: Half US studios’ first-run shows VoD Originals

The five largest US content commissioners have increased the proportion of their original slates premiering online, according to research firm Ampere Analysis. In the US, Discovery, Disney, WarnerMedia and Comcast have all coalesced at between 40 per cent to 50 per cent of Original first-run TV Titles commissioned in 2021 going to SVoD. This change […]

April 12, 2022

Data: Loki most-watched Marvel show on Disney+

Loki is reportedly the most watched watch Marvel title on the Disney+ streaming service. The six-episode season drew 5.23 billion minutes of watch time and was the first Marvel series to exceed 1 billion minutes in a single week, according to data from The Hollywood Reporter. Because of its small episode order, Loki had the […]

April 1, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts in May on Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new limited series from Lucasfilm, will debut exclusively on Disney+ on May 27th. Two episodes will be available at launch. The six episode series sees Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, whilst Hayden Christensen will also return as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Both actors last portrayed the […]

February 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Brits spend 395 hours per year watching TV series

Brits dedicate 7.6 hours per week to their favourite series – that’s 395.2 hours per year – with one in three (30.6 per cent) tuning in for 10 hours or more each week, according to research by comparethemarket. When it comes to getting hooked on a show, almost half (48.6 per cent) say the best […]

December 10, 2021

Final Pixel launches virtual production academy

Final Pixel, the global creative studio specializing in end-to-end virtual production for film, TV and advertising, is launching a training academy designed to upskill and train the next generation of virtual production artists, technicians, producers and directors. The Final Pixel Academy will run courses at all levels across the virtual production workflow, including creating Unreal […]

November 17, 2021

Analyst: Piracy threat evolving during lockdown

Content piracy remains a persistent problem for rights holders and content providers to tackle, says Tony Maroulis, Principal Analyst at Ampere Analysis. In a blog post, Maroulis notes that incidence rates of certain forms of pirate service usage, such as torrents and locker sites, have declined over the past three years. “But a combination of […]

March 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Making of The Mandalorian Season 2 special on Disney+

From the triumphant return of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett to the live-action debut of fan-favourite Ahsoka Tano, the second season of The Mandalorian has kept fans excited to see how each new weekly chapter will unfold. Disney+ will bring viewers behind the scenes of the season in a new hour-long Making of Season Two […]

December 16, 2020

Disney+ nears 87m subs; price hikes coming

The Walt Disney Company has detailed next steps in its global streaming expansion at its 2020 Investor Day, with new details on the future of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, a first look at its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star, and previews of all-new content. Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt […]

December 11, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Kaspersky: ‘Beware entertainment malware’

According to cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky, 2019 was officially the year the Streaming Wars kicked off, as nearly all major networks hurried to profit from consumers’ new, preferred method of consuming content: streaming platforms. The company suggests that cyberthreats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns, with the most frequent attacks actually […]

July 20, 2020By Colin Mann