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Disney+’s The Mandalorian joins a long list of fake HDR content, analysis finds

YouTube channel HDTVTest is known for doing quality analysis of the HDR implementations in popular media like films, games, and TV shows, and it found that Disney+’s The Mandalorian live-action Star Wars series is the latest in a long line of high-profile content that is just SDR wrapped up in an HDR package. The show has none of the actual benefits of HDR and a number of additional downsides, such that viewers might actually prefer to disable HDR on their TVs when viewing. – Samuel Axon, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/37Ceqyx [photo: Orin Zebest,Flickr]

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Disney Plus Tops 15 Million App Downloads, Still Hasn’t Slowed Down Netflix

From Nov. 12-24, the Disney Plus mobile app for iOS and Android was downloaded an estimated 15.5 million times, with 86% of those in the U.S., according to app-analytics researcher Apptopia. That’s an average of nearly 1.2 million per day over the 13-day period. Disney Plus has ranked as the No. 1 overall free app in the U.S. on Apple’s App Store and Google Play since launch. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/nOCEF0c [photo: Disney+]

Disney Plus now has a Resume button

Disney Plus has added a “resume” button to the streaming service. As of Friday, the button will appear when when you navigate to a series you’re watching, and clicking it will bring you back to the episode you were in the middle of. Prior to the addition, users would have to scroll through the episodes until they found the one they’d gotten up to. – Corinne Reichert, CNET » https://cnet.co/37x6VbM

Disney+ already has over 10 million sign-ups

Disney has revealed that over 10 million people have already signed up for its streaming service. For context, the company’s own Hulu has ‘just’ 28 million total customers (paid and promotional) — Disney+ has already racked up over a third of that subscriber base. Netflix has over 60 million subscribers in the US, but it also took years to reach that kind of viewership. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2CGHVkn

Disney+ Teams With Jim Henson Co. On New Puppet Talk Show

As described by Disney+ and The Jim Henson Company: “The comedic half-hour series follows Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion – but instead became obsessed with our popular culture. Now, they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity, celebrities, to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/364EzoL

Disney Banning Netflix Ads

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Disney is banning all ads for Netflix on its multitude of networks. The piece states that Disney let its staff know earlier this year that it “wouldn’t accept ads from any rival streaming services.” This of course includes Netflix, as well as Peacock and HBO Max. Disney has apparently changed its mind on banning the Comcast and AT&T services, but the Netflix block remains in place. – Charlie Ridgely, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/30Ozih8