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Disney takes on Netflix with DisneyLife

The Walt Disney Company has launched its new UK streaming service DisneyLife, offering access to the firm’s “biggest collection of entertainment in one place”. The service costs £9.99 (US$15.11) per month and is available as an app on compatible Android and iOS devices. Users can also stream content to TV via Apple Airplay or Chromecast. […]

Disney scores major movie VOD deal with ‘Chinese Netflix’

Disney Media Distribution will provide movies from its major studio stablemates to Chinese online platform Tencent following an agreement unveiled yesterday. Tencent, a Netflix-style VOD service available across China, is now offering live-action and animated feature films from the Marvel Studios, Pixar Studios and Walt Disney Studios through its Hollywood VIP service (pictured), though the […]

Analysts lift ITV forecasts following Thinkfactory deal

Financial analysts have reacted positively to ITV’s acquisition of US producer Thinkfactory Media. The UK commercial broadcaster bought 65% of the Hatfields & McCoys producer earlier this week and financial specialists at Westhouse Securities lifted its profit forecasts by 2% for the 2013-2015 period and upped its share price target. “Whilst it will not make […]