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ESPN, Disney to present animated NFL game

ESPN, The Walt Disney Company and the NFL are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind NFL game presentation – Toy Story Funday Football – as real-time action between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars will be experienced in Pixar’s iconic Toy Story Universe. Fans can immerse themselves in a fully-animated offering on October 1st on Disney+, ESPN+ […]

September 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Disney to axe 7,000 staff; loses streaming subs

The Walt Disney Company has announced a major restructuring under reinstated CEO Bob Iger, which will see some 7,000 jobs cut – an estimated 3.6 per cent of its global workforce – as part of an effort to save $5.5 billion (€5.1bn) in costs, and make its streaming business profitable. Iger specified he intends to […]

February 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ adding more Sing-Along titles; Lightyear movie

Disney+ is releasing new Sing-Along versions of fan-favourite Disney musicals, including Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana and The Little Mermaid on July 22nd. The streaming service also shared that it will add five additional Disney+ Sing-Alongs in August. As subscribers watch the Sing-Along version of these titles, they will be able to fully immerse themselves […]

July 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Luxembourg: Disney TVoD content on PostTV

A catalogue of Disney films is now available to the PostTV subscribers via their STBs and its service through a new distribution deal brokered by Alteox Media Consulting, the exclusive content provider and technical VoD partner of POST Luxembourg. The movies – fully localised in German and French languages, on top of the original […]

March 2, 2022

Tim Allen returning as Santa in Disney+ series

Tim Allen will reprise his role as Santa Claus in the Disney+ Original limited series The Santa Clause (working title). The series, which Allen will also executive-produce, is scheduled to begin production in LA in March. Allen first played the role of Santa Claus / Scott Calvin in the 1994 film The Santa Clause. He […]

January 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

UPMG signs Banijay

Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets. Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. […]

December 17, 2021

Sky Q adds Kids Quotes to voice search

Sky Q has added Kids Quotes to its voice search function after research it commissioned revealed that more than two thirds of children use phrases from their favourite films and TV shows every day, with over half of parents resorting to saying quotes to work out what their kids want to watch on TV. The […]

May 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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