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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Trio of media giants sued over big sports streaming service plan

    Trio of media giants sued over big sports streaming service plan Fox Corp., Warner Bros Discovery Inc. and Walt Disney Co. were sued by FuboTV Inc. over a proposed sports streaming service, saying the companies wouldn’t allow their smaller rival to carry just a bundle of sports channels. The...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Six Disney channels remaining on DStv until 2027

    Six Disney channels remaining on DStv until 2027 MultiChoice and Walt Disney Company Africa have announced a multi-year distribution deal that will keep Disney's current portfolio of linear channels on DStv until 2027. Under the agreement, six of Disney's 24-hour channels will continue to be...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Disney acquiring R28-billion stake in Epic Games

    Disney acquiring R28-billion stake in Epic Games Walt Disney Co. is acquiring a $1.5 billion (R28.37 billion) equity stake in Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc. as part of a collaboration involving Disney properties like Star Wars, Marvel and Avatar, the companies said Wednesday. Fans will be able...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Disney teams up with Fox and Warner Bros. to launch big new sports streaming service in the US

    Disney teams up with Fox and Warner Bros. to launch big new sports streaming service in the US A new live sports streaming service from Walt Disney Co., Fox Corp. and Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. — putting all of their best games online — will test the consumer’s loyalty to cable-TV bundles and...
  5. Jan

    Disney+ begins password sharing crackdown in Canada

    Disney+ kicking off password-sharing crackdown Disney+ will kick off its password-sharing crackdown on 1 November 2023, and customers in Canada will have to pay extra to share their account with someone outside their household from that date. The Verge reports that Disney sent an email to its...
  6. Jan

    Disney releasing 100-movie Blu-ray collection for $1,500

    Disney releasing R28,500 Blu-ray movie collection The Walt Disney Company is releasing a limited edition 100-movie Blu-ray collection to celebrate its 100-year filmmaking history. The Disney Legacy Animated Film Collection will feature 100 curated animated movies from the Disney and Pixar stables.
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv's biggest threat is not Netflix or Disney — TV broadcast expert

    DStv's biggest threat is not Netflix or Disney — TV broadcast expert While international streaming services are increasingly interested in acquiring the rights to show many popular live sports, they aren't the biggest threat to DStv's dominance in live sports broadcasting in South Africa. That...
  8. OnlyOneKenobi

    New Star Wars movies announced

    James Mangold and Dave Filoni have been announced as directors of new “Star Wars” films. They will join Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy who had previously been announced. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy announced a new ‘timeline’ for “Star Wars” projects spanning nine different eras. Mangold’s film will...
  9. Jan

    MPA says intermediaries like Cloudflare and hosts must take responsibility for piracy

    Netflix and Hollywood giants accuse Cloudflare of protecting pirates The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has listed 70 platforms and companies linked to copyright infringement in its most recent notorious markets submission to the US government, TorrentFreak reports. The MPA's members include...
  10. Jan

    Disney+ announces launch date for Xbox app in South Africa

    Disney+ launching Xbox app for South Africa Disney+ has announced that it will launch an app for its streaming service on Xbox consoles in South Africa from 29 September 2022. The app will be supported on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X consoles.
  11. Jan

    DStv in danger of becoming the budget option

    DStv subscribers becoming less valuable South African TV expert Thinus Ferreira believes that MultiChoice's subscribers are becoming less valuable. This is what the data shows.
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Amazon and Disney lose bid for IPL streaming rights

    Amazon and Disney lose bid for IPL streaming rights Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s media venture won the digital streaming rights to the Indian Premier League, outbidding entertainment giants including Walt Disney Co. and Sony Group Corp., according to a person familiar with the matter. Online...
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    Disney Plus glitchy experience

    I have really been looking forward to the launch of Disney Plus in South Africa, but I must say I have been slightly disappointed by the experience so far. I have highlighted some of them below: 1. This one is a bit major. I can't stream some titles. I couldn't stream The Kardashians yesterday...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    SuperSport up against YouTube, Amazon, and Disney for IPL rights

    SuperSport up against YouTube, Amazon, and Disney for IPL rights Alphabet Inc., owner of the ubiquitous search engine Google, has flagged an interest in bidding for the broadcast rights of the Indian Premier League, or IPL, joining the ranks of half a dozen media giants vying for the coveted...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Amazon, Disney, and Sony bidding for IPL broadcasting rights

    Amazon, Disney, and Sony bidding for IPL broadcasting rights Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate is bringing together a consortium aiming to outbid entertainment giants Amazon.com Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Sony Group Corp. for the telecast rights to the Indian Premier League -- a prize that could be...
  16. Jan

    Digital TV Research forecast predicts problems for DStv

    DStv bloodbath coming DStv will lose half a million customers in South Africa over the next five years, while its revenue in the country will decline by around R3 billion. That is according to the Africa Pay TV Forecasts report from television industry intelligence firm Digital TV Research.
  17. Jan

    MultiChoice signs deal for Disney channels until 2024

    DStv signs deal with Disney MultiChoice and the Walt Disney Company Africa have committed to a multi-year distribution agreement that will see Disney's factual and family channels continue to air on DStv until 2024. Channels including National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Disney...
  18. Jan

    Disney kills FOX channel on DStv and StarSat

    DStv channel shut down Disney will be pulling its Fox channel from broadcasters in Africa at the end of next month, including DStv, StarTimes, and StarSat. A Walt Disney Africa spokesperson confirmed to MyBroadband that the channel would shut down on these platforms a minute before midnight on...
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    Disney shares climb due to streaming service

    Disney shares climb due to streaming service Walt Disney Co. shares had their biggest gain in seven months after the company reached an agreement to put its new streaming service on Amazon, Samsung and LG devices, ensuring access to tens of millions of online viewers when it launches Disney+...
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    Disney steps up its fight with Netflix

    Disney steps up its fight with Netflix Walt Disney Co. is stepping up its fight with Netflix Inc. as the two companies prepare to compete for streaming customers, but it’s not a total war yet. Disney channels such as ABC, FX and National Geographic will no longer air Netflix commercials...
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