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Thor: Love and Thunder streams on Disney+ Day

Disney+ will deliver a wealth of new content and streaming premieres to subscribers on Disney+ Day (September 8th), including Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder and Welcome to the Club – a new animated short from The Simpsons. Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products will join in the Disney+ Day festivities with perks for subscribers including […]

August 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

SiriusXM buys Conan O’Brien’s podcast business

Comedian and late-night TV host Conan O’Brien is selling his podcast business to pay-radio operator SiriusXM in a deal worth reportedly about $150 million (€140m). SiriusXM is buying O’Brien’s hit podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, along with his Team Coco digital-media company and its network of ten podcasts. O’Brien owns the bulk of the […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

The Simpsons meet Billie Eilish in new Disney+ short

Billie Eilish revealed that she will appear alongside The Simpsons family in the upcoming short titled “When Billie Met Lisa.” The all-new short, featuring Oscar and Grammy Award-winning artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, will premiere on April 22nd exclusively on Disney+. In “When Billie Met Lisa,” Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish […]

April 14, 2022

Disney+ reveals launch dates for 42 new countries

Disney has confirmed the launch dates and pricing for its Disney+ SVoD in 42 countries and 11 new territories, starting with South Africa on May 18th followed by all other countries in June. Subscribers will have access to exclusive Star Wars live action series The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, with Obi-Wan Kenobi […]

March 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney resurrects Futurama

Disney+ and 20th Television Animation have confirmed the return of animated sci-fi comedy, Futurama, from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. A new season will comprise of 20 new episodes and go into production this month, with a premiere date TBC in 2023. The show’s returning voice cast includes stars Billy West, […]

February 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ announces Marvel/Simpsons crossover short

Disney+ has announced The Good, The Bart, and The Loki, a new Marvel-themed short from The Simpsons premiering on July 7th. In the new short exclusive to the streaming service, Loki is banished from Asgard once again and must face his toughest opponents yet: the Simpsons family and Springfield’s mightiest heroes. The God of Mischief teams […]

June 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ marks Star Wars Day with new Simpsons short

To celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4th), Disney+ is debuting The Force Awakens From Its Nap, a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the town of Springfield. The new short is the first of several from The Simpsons that Disney+ will release throughout the year – with each one […]

May 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ adds Festive Favourites Collection

Disney+ is now giving all subscribers access to a ‘Festive Favourites Collection’ featuring classic Christmas movies such as Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause alongside Disney+ Originals including the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and Godmothered, starring Isla Fisher, premiering December 4th, High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special, […]

November 27, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Research: Lockdown boosts family TV viewing

Research conducted by Freeview shows that family TV time is back, with British broods now watching 18 hours of TV together every week – four hours more than before the lockdown. In fact, more than half (57 per cent) of Brits said watching TV as a family during lockdown had been a bonding experience, bringing […]

July 14, 2020