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Disney+ set to expand in Asia via Hotstar

Disney+ is to launch in India and Southeast Asia in the second half of 2020 via the Disney-owned Hotstar, according to reports. US outlet Techcrunch has reported that the fledgling streamer’s titles will be made available via Star India’s popular OTT player Hotstar around June. Disney will then expand Hotstar – newly stocked with Disney+ […]

Disney+ breaks 10-million subs mark

Despite technical hitches along the way, the initial launch of Disney+ has proved to be very successful for the Mouse House, with the company already attracting 10m sign ups. In a statement, the company said that over 10m people had signed up for a week-long free trial across the US, Canada and the Netherlands. This far […]

Disney+ launch day marred by tech challenges

Technical difficulties proved to be a fly in the ointment for Disney+, whose highly anticipated Tuesday (12 November) launch was a no-go for thousands of subscribers.    According to the website DownDetector.com, which monitors service outages and complaints across various providers and platforms, around 8,415 complaints were clocked around mid-day on 12 November with most […]

Disney+ officially launches in US, Canada and the Netherlands

Disney’s eagerly awaited streamer, Disney+, has officially launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands – where it had already been running a free trial since September. The streamer will also launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, while other major European countries such as the UK, France and Germany will have to […]

Disney+ to exceed 100 million subs by 2025

Forthcoming streamer Disney+ is expected to have secured more than 100 million subscribers by 2025, according to a new report revealed today. According to Digital TV Research, the ‘big five’ SVOD platforms – Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Apple TV and HBO Max – are expected to have a total of 529 million global subscribers by 2025, […]

Disney+ scores ITV Studios, Spoke Studios docuseries with LeBron James

Disney+ is working with ITV Studios and basketball star LeBron James on a 10-part docuseries that will explore celebrities’ early lives. Becoming is being produced by James’ and Maverick Carter’s prodco Springhill Entertainment, ESPN Films, Spoke Studios and ITV America. It is based on a show that was originally created for Disney XD, which featured […]

Exclusive: Disney+ hunts ‘chaste YA’ as SVODs descend on Cannes

The streaming giants are gathering force and playing ball with producers and distributors, with the likes of new SVODs Disney+, HBO Max, Apple Kids and Topic taking Cannes by storm. This edition of MIPCOM was the first at which family-friendly Disney was looking to buy for its streaming service, which will launch on 12 November. […]

Inside the Endemol Shine sale saga

The ongoing saga of the Endemol Shine sale could be nearing an end, with a number of sources pointing to a small group of players in the running, including Liberty Global-backed All3Media and part-owner Disney itself. Disney, which owns half of Endemol Shine as per its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, is understood […]

Disney, Amazon and Netflix face off over ads

Disney and Amazon are reportedly at an impasse over the availability of the former’s soon-to-launch Disney+ streamer on Fire TV.  According to sources familiar with the matter cited by the Wall Street Journal, the companies are currently sparring over ad space in Disney apps, with Amazon wanting to secure “a significant percentage” of ads on Disney’s […]

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