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Disney+ adoption skyrockets as Netflix maintains grip on streaming

The report found that Disney+ has skyrocketed to 25% adoption among US broadband households after just six months in the market. Apple TV+, which launched around the same time, has reached nearly 10% adoption. Disney+ and Apple TV+ are fourth and fifth, respectively, among SVOD services adopted by consumers. Just more than four-fifths of Disney+ customers subscribes to Netflix, as do 72% of Apple TV+ subscribers. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2MgIpm6
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Streaming Tony Award Celebration Postponed Amidst National Unrest

A streaming Broadway-themed fundraising special scheduled to air on Sunday, June 7 – the night that originally had been set for the annual Tony Awards – has been postponed in the wake of national unrest over the police killing of George Floyd. “We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter,” said an exec producer of the special. – Greg Evans, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3ewvo3U

‘Cobra Kai’ Closing In On New Streaming Home With YouTube Poised To Release Hit Series Ahead Of Season 3

YouTube’s flagship scripted series Cobra Kai will be moving to a new streaming platform for its upcoming third season. The Google-owned online video service is in the process of releasing Season 3 of the popular show to producing studio Sony Pictures TV amid a retreat from premium original scripted programming. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3esPCLL

Apple To Team With Paramount On Scorsese-DiCaprio-De Niro Drama ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’

The deal, which calls for Apple to finance and become the creative studio, gives the movie a hybrid situation and the best of both worlds. The film will get a wide theatrical release through Paramount before it becomes the biggest film title so far on Apple’s streaming service. A big priority was for this to be a large scale Western and that was important to Scorsese, DiCaprio, De Niro and the film’s producers Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas at Imperative. – Mike Fleming jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3da1YIC

US viewing behaviour shifts continue as Covid-19 lockdown continues

The analyst found that when it comes to viewing entertainment through devices like streaming boxes/sticks and smart TVs, the “big five” streaming services — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ — accounted for the majority of total over-the-top (OTT) hours streamed in US homes, upwards of 80%. Over the last two months, Comscore says that it has seen growth in share of streaming hours through the week beginning 11 May compared with that of 3 February. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2M77b8e
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