TBI Tech & Analysis: Unpacking how Disney+ struck gold in the UK

Disney+ might still be less than three months old in the UK but that hasn’t stopped it from securing some startling numbers. Maria Rua Aguete, exec director at TBI analyst sibling Omdia, provides a snapshot of how the Mouse House streamer won over UK subscribers and what’s next. Disney+ launched in the UK on 24 […]

Sky strikes Now TV deal with Vodafone

UK pay TV operator BSkyB is making on-demand service Now TV available to Vodafone Red 4G customers in its first deal for the over-the-top video service with a UK mobile network. Vodafone customers signing up to pay-monthly Red 4G plans will get a Now TV Entertainment Pass, free of charge and for the length of their […]

Sky programming costs hit £2.5bn

BSkyB’s yearly programming costs have hit £2.5 billion (US$3.9 billion), as the UK satcaster’s British original commissions strategy kicks in. Within that figure, entertainment programming spend saw double-digit growth of 15%in line with the News Corp-backed platform’s long term pledge to spend £600 million on UK content a year by 2014. Sky said it currently […]