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Disney Unveils More Than 850 Titles Landing on Disney+ U.K. Upon Launch

The launch package for Disney+ U.K. is set to include more than 500 films and 350 series, plus a slate of 26 exclusive Disney+ Originals. Like the U.S. offering, it includes titles from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic stables, including the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Star Wars episodes 1-8 (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be arriving at a later date), Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, Science Fair and Jane. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2VPKeMP [photo: Disney+]

SVOD surge as UK video industry grows by 9.5% in 2019

The top line figures in the survey that showed that fundamentally the UK video category grew by 9.5% over the year with physical formats accounting for 56% of transactional spend and electronic sell through (EST) increasing 3.5% to £263 million. In addition, the survey showed that 4K/Ultra HD now accounts for 3% of total Blu-ray spend. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/36xz69Y

Doctor Who materialises into most streamed on Xmas BritBox

Tracking subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, the most streamed series on the platform was Doctor Who Classic. In the first 24 hours of its availability on the service, fans flocked to stream the collection of more than 600 episodes, outstripping the popularity of other series by almost 20:1. This was the first time such a collection of Doctor Who Classic has been available to stream in the UK. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2QszMpY [photo: BBC/Doctor Who]

UK households forecast to spend extra £600MN a year on streaming

The [uSwitch.com] survey from price comparison and switching service calculates that just over three-fifths of UK households (61%) currently watch streaming services, rising to more than three-quarters (77%) of 18- to 34-year-olds. Just over two-fifths of over-55s were found to have also signed up to at least one streaming provider. Netflix is currently the most watched service, used by two thirds (67%) of streaming fans, with the BBC iPlayer in second place with 58%, and 44% of viewers enjoying Amazon Prime. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IK51j

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