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Apple TV+ and Other Streaming Services Could Face Ofcom Regulation in the UK

Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
U.S. video streaming services including Apple TV+, Netflix, and Disney+ are likely to face tighter regulation in the U.K. as part of proposals being considered by the British government. Ministers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today announced that they will consult on plans to bring streaming video platforms under British broadcasting laws in order to level the...
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Disney+ Won't Offer a Cheaper Ad-Supported Plan Anytime Soon

Wednesday June 16, 2021 1:23 am PDT by
With the popularity of Disney+ showing no signs of abating, Disney is satisfied with its paid subscriber model and has no plans to introduce a cheaper ad-supported tier anytime soon. That was the take-home message from Disney CEO Bob Chapek when asked about the possibility of a cheaper plan offering for its video streaming service, according to The Verge. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 23rd...
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Disney+ Now Has 103.6 Million Subscribers

Thursday May 13, 2021 2:27 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has more than 103 million global paid subscribers, Disney said today in its Q2 earnings report [PDF]. The streaming service has gained more than three million subscribers since March, which was the last time subscriber details were shared. In April 2020, Disney+ had just 33 million subscribers, so the service's growth has been astronomical, exceeding all expectations in the year...
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Disney+ U.S. Price Increasing to $7.99/Month This Friday

Wednesday March 24, 2021 11:33 am PDT by
Starting on Friday, March 26, Disney plans to raise the price of its subscription streaming service, Disney+. Currently priced at $6.99 per month in the U.S., the cost will be going up by $1 to $7.99 per month. Those who want to lock in the $6.99 per month price point should sign up for a subscription before March 26. The yearly subscription price is also going up, increasing from $69.99 to...
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Disney+ Now Has More Than 100 Million Subscribers

Tuesday March 9, 2021 10:24 am PST by
Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers, Disney announced today during a shareholders meeting. The streaming service has gained five million subscribers since Mid-February, which was the last time subscriber info was shared. "The enormous success of Disney+ --which has now surpassed 100 million subscribers--has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly...
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Disney+ Launches Adult-Friendly 'Star' Channel for International Subscribers

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:16 am PST by
Disney+ today launched its adult-friendly Star channel for existing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Star brand includes content from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television that's aimed more at grown-ups, as opposed to the all-ages content that's currently available on Disney+. Star is the sixth brand to launch on Disney+,...
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Disney+ Plans International Rollout of Adult-Friendly 'Star' Channel to Subscribers Starting Next Week

Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:30 am PST by
Disney+ is set to expand its streaming service offering next week with a rollout of its more adult-aimed Star brand to existing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. According to CNET, the Star brand will include content from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television that's more adult-friendly, as opposed to the all-ages content that's...
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Disney+ Now Has 95 Million Subscribers

Thursday February 11, 2021 12:45 pm PST by
During its earnings report covering the fourth quarter of 2020, Disney today announced that it has surpassed 94.9 million subscribers (via CNBC). When Disney+ launched, Disney set a goal of hitting 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024, a milestone that it reached before the end of 2020. Disney has since re-forecasted and now expects to have 230 to 260 million subscribers by 2024....
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Disney+ to Increase Price to $8 a Month Beginning March 2021

Friday December 11, 2020 12:46 am PST by
Disney+ will next year introduce a $1 price hike for subscribers in the United States, taking the monthly cost to $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year. The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN Plus, will also see a $1 increase to $13.99 a month. The price increases will come into effect on March 26, 2021. The announcement follows Disney Investor Day, which saw the company unveil ...
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One Year After Launch, Disney+ Has 73.7 Million Subscribers

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:41 pm PST by
It's been exactly one year since the Disney+ streaming service first launched, and over the course of the last 12 months, Disney+ has gained 73.7 million subscribers, surpassing expectations. Disney announced the impressive subscriber numbers during its fourth quarter earnings results, which went out this afternoon."Even with the disruption caused by COVID-19, we've been able to effectively...
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'Mulan' to Be Available as $30 In-App Purchase in Disney+ App on Apple Platforms

Friday August 21, 2020 5:28 pm PDT by
Disney's upcoming movie "Mulan" will be available for purchase in the Disney+ app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, as noted by an FAQ on Disney's website highlighted by Deadline. On September 4, Disney+ subscribers can purchase "Mulan" for $29.99 in the Disney+ app on platforms owned by Apple, Google, and Roku. "Mulan" is what Disney is calling a "Premier Access" movie, which is not included...
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Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 1:31 pm PDT by
Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million...
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Disney+ No Longer Offering Free Trials Ahead of 'Hamilton' Premiere

Saturday June 20, 2020 2:50 am PDT by
Disney+ is no longer offering seven-day free trials of the streaming service to new subscribers, reports French news site Numerama. A Disney spokesperson suggested the ending of the free trial formed part of an initial investigation into different offers and promotions to best expand the service's user base. "We continue to test and evaluate different marketing, offers and promotions to...
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Disney+ Streaming Service Now Has 54.5 Million Subscribers

Tuesday May 5, 2020 3:49 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has 54.5 million subscribers worldwide, a new total announced today during the company's quarterly earnings call. That means Disney has gained 4.5 million Disney+ subscribers since April 8, when it said that Disney+ had 50 million subscribers. Disney+ launched in November and has grown to almost $55 million subscribers over the course of the last six months. Disney's...
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Disney+ Officially Launches in the UK and More European Countries

Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:53 am PDT by
Disney+ today officially launched in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria. The premium streaming service is accessible via web browser, on Amazon Fire devices, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV (4K or HD), iOS devices, Android, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PS4, and smart TVs from LG, Sony, Samsung, and Vizio. You can download the iPhone and iPad apps her...
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Disney+ to Launch Across Europe This Week With Reduced Streaming Quality, Launch in France Delayed

Monday March 23, 2020 4:31 am PDT by
Disney's premium streaming service, Disney+, will launch across Europe on Tuesday with temporarily degraded video quality, according to Reuters. The measure aims to reduce the burden on the continent's data networks as millions of people switch to working from home. In a company statement, Disney said it had agreed to a European Union request for streaming-video providers to "ensure the...
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Disney+ Partners With UK Mobile Network O2 to Offer Customers Free 6-Month Membership

Monday March 16, 2020 5:19 am PDT by
With a week to go before Disney+ launches in the U.K., the streaming giant has partnered with mobile provider O2 to offer two exclusive deals to customers on the network. New and upgrading O2 monthly customers can get six months of free access to Disney+ when it launches in the U.K. on March 24. The offer is open to anyone who orders a new (or upgrades to a new) handset, tablet, or SIM-only...
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Disney+ Pre-Launch Promotion Offering Discounted Prices for Europe

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:58 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Europe in just under a month, and Disney is offering prospective customers a discount subscription offer if they sign up early to the streaming video service. Residents in the United Kingdom can get a year of Disney+ for £49.99 instead of the standard £59.99 annual subscription rate if they sign up between now and March 23. Elsewhere, in other European markets users...
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Disney+ to Launch in Europe Ahead of Schedule on March 24

Tuesday January 21, 2020 1:51 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Europe sooner than we thought. Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will now get the streaming service on March 24, Disney revealed today. Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020, said the company in a press release. Disney+ is already available in the...
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Disney+ Streaming Service is Now Available to Watch on iOS, tvOS, and More

Tuesday November 12, 2019 12:13 am PST by
Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, is now available in the United States and can be accessed across a range of supported devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android smartphones, Roku streaming boxes, Amazon Fire TV, and more. You can download the Disney+ app on iOS and tvOS, sign up for the service at $6.99/month or $69.99/year, and then begin watching your favorite Disney shows and...