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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+ opens up to pre-orders ahead of November launch

Disney is opening its forthcoming streamer up to pre-orders two months ahead of launch.  The Mouse House is allowing US customers to sign up for a $6.99 monthly subscription or annual $69.99 plan well in advance of the official 12 November launch. However, the business is asking customers interested in purchasing a bundle – which […]

TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

Quibi rejigs partnerships with Hulu alum Tim Connolly departing

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi has rejigged its partnerships and distribution team with former Hulu executive Tim Connolly exiting as a result. Connolly was named head of partnerships and distribution at Quibi late last year but is exiting after the streamer revamped the division, with the advertising partnerships team now a single entity. It will fall […]

Channel 4’s Katz deems Hulu co-pro “very unrelatable to British audiences”

Channel 4’s Ian Katz has called middling ratings for the UK broadcaster’s Hulu co-production The First a victim of domestic channels’ misdirected desire to compete with SVODs. The director of programmes said the Beau Willimon-created space travel drama starring Sean Penn was a “really class piece of work with a big star and Hollywood production […]

Charter deals with Disney to offer access to streamers

US telco giant Charter has struck a carriage deal with Disney offering access to Mouse House-backed streaming services such as Hulu and Disney+, as well as its forthcoming college sports channel ACC Network. The deal avoids any potential blackout of Disney channels including sports network ESPN on Charter’s Spectrum pay TV service, but also means […]

Disney reveals SVOD bundle, two-market international roll-out plan

Disney has lifted the lid on its highly anticipated bundle offering for streaming services Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu, and confirmed that Disney+ will launch in two markets outside the US in November.  Disney boss Bob Iger revealed during the company’s Tuesday (6 August) earnings call following the release of its fiscal Q3 results that […]

Disney moves Hulu’s scripted team under Dana Walden

US streamer Hulu is to integrate its original scripted drama and comedy team into parent Walt Disney’s TV division, under the remit of chairman of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment Dana Walden. Craig Erwich, senior VP of scripted originals for Hulu, will continue to lead scripted originals planning, development and commissioning for the streamer, […]

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