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Disney to Launch Subscription Streaming Service in U.K.

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The service, DisneyLife, will make available a wide range of titles, including the complete Disney Pixar catalog, which includes the “Toy Story” franchise, and classics such as “Snow White,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “The Jungle Book,” the Financial Times reported Wednesday. DisneyLife will cost £9.99 ($15.43) a month. […] Disney will roll out the service across Europe next year, with the aim of launching in France, Spain, Italy and Germany. There are no plans to launch the service in the U.S., but [Bob Iger,Disney] would not rule it out. “The technology platform that this sits on is scalable to the U.S. and is scalable to our other brands,” he said. Netflix has pay TV window rights to Disney theatrical releases for the U.S., kicking in at the end of next year, and Canada, starting with 2015 theatrical releases. – Leo Barraclough, Variety

U.K. streaming service Blinkbox inks deal with EFD

U.K. streaming service blinkbox, which being offered for sale by its owner Tesco, has inked a content deal with leading independent movie distributor Entertainment Film Distributors. Blinkbox claimed it now offers all major releases. […] Key titles added with the EFD deal include “American Hustle,” “The Butler” and “August: Osage County.”
Blinkbox recently signed a content deal with broadcaster Channel 4 for TV series including comedies “The Inbetweeners,” “Peep Show” and “Derek,” starring Ricky Gervais. – Leo Barraclough,Variety via Boston Herald
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Starz to Launch Streaming Service in International Markets: Report

STARZ is to launch in international markets with the creation of the international Starz Play service, according to a press report. It has inked a pact with Peter Ekelund’s Swedish media group Parsifal Entertainment, which helped set up HBO’s streaming service in the Nordic countries, to create Starz Play, an over-the-top video streaming service that will launch in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Financial Times reported Sunday. – Leo Barraclough,Variety  
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