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ITVX acquires HBO’s Love & Death

ITVX has announced that HBO Max Original Love & Death will get its exclusive UK debut on the streaming platform this autumn. The series focuses on two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision, Godzilla), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo), Lily […]

February 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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

Analysis: Weekly episodes drive longer term engagement

In contrast to Netflix’s strategy of full season releases, mirrored by other platforms such as Prime Video and Hulu, a wave of new SVoD entrants are employing the classic model of gradual episode releases for their own original titles, but the trend may be only temporary, according to Ampere Analysis. A weekly release schedule limits […]

March 15, 2022

Report: WandaVision most torrented show of 2021

WandaVision is the most-pirated TV show released in 2021 on torrent sites, according to TorrentFreak. The Marvel series, which starred Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn and exclusively streamed on Disney+, took the top spot from Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian which topped the chart in 2020. Loki, another Marvel series on Disney+, came […]

January 1, 2022

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

IMDb reveals top new TV shows of 2021

IMDb, the online source for movie, TV and celebrity content, has unveiled the Top 10 New Television Shows of 2021 (so far), based on IMDb user ratings. In addition to the popular

July 13, 2021

Black Widow takes $215m from cinema/Disney+ debut

Disney has announced that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow debuted to an estimated total of more than $215 million (€181m) globally on its opening weekend (July 9th – 11th), including $80 million in domestic box office, $78 million in international box office, and over $60 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. The movie launched […]

July 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Streaming content spend topped $220bn in 2020

Data from Purely Streamonomics, a new research and analytical service from Purely, shows that amidst a year of uncertainty and production hiatuses due to the global pandemic, streaming platforms have set the global film and TV industry on a trajectory of accelerated growth with no imminent ceiling in sight. The gross cash amount spent

June 28, 2021

Disney+ brings Loki premiere forward to June 9

Disney has announced a new premiere date and weekly release day for Marvel Studios’ Loki – a brand-new, original series that will be exclusively on Disney+. The show will now premiere on June 9th (instead of the previously announced June 11th). New episodes will debut each Wednesday thereafter. Marvel Studios’ Loki features the God of […]

May 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Falcon & Winter Soldier sets Disney+ viewing record

Disney+ Original series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, from Marvel Studios ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend (March 19th – 22nd), and the most watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets. The first episode of The […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare