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Disney+ arrives in UK and other European countries in March

Last week we noted the announcement of a March 2020 launch date for Disney’s new video-streaming service Disney+ in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, but there’s more to say about this. Particularly relating...
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Midia boss calls for music-streaming equivalent of Disney+

The imminent launch of video-streaming service Disney+ has put the cat among the pigeons in the TV and film worlds, in terms of the competition it provides to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Mark Mulligan, boss...
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Spotify launches a dedicated Disney hub in certain countries

A whole new world! You’ve got a friend in me! Under the sea! Can you feel the love tonight?! LET IT GOOOOOOO….. Okay, having dealt with your earworms for the rest of the week, we’ll get to the actual news here:...
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Disney+ video-streaming service will cost $6.99 a month

In the music industry, we’re now fairly comfortable with the fact that every major streaming service has pretty much all the recorded music: exclusives are increasingly rare. In the streaming-video world, of course, it’s...
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Disney pulling out of Netflix to launch own video service

The differences between the video and music-streaming worlds have been highlighted again, with the news that Disney is pulling its content from Netflix at the end of 2018. Why? Because the company is planning to launch...
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Disney and DigiTour launch label for social stars

Disney Music Group’s latest move is a partnership with DigiTour Media, the company that made its name organising live events with YouTubers and other social stars. They’ve teamed up to launch a new record label called...
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Spotify and Disney build a castle for Beauty and the Beast

Spotify and Disney have worked together on an interesting digital marketing campaign for the new Beauty and the Beast film. Users of Spotify’s free tier in the UK are seeing video ads pointing them towards a website...
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The future of Twitter could be decided this month

An acquisition of Twitter is now looking like a case of when rather than if, although worryingly for the company, potential suitors seem to be dropping out already. Business Insider reported yesterday that Twitter wants to...
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The future of Twitter could be decided this month

An acquisition of Twitter is now looking like a case of when rather than if, although worryingly for the company, potential suitors seem to be dropping out already. Business Insider reported yesterday that Twitter wants...
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Maker Studios layoffs confirmed

More fuel to the “Is YouTube a terrible thing and actually an unsustainable business?” debate that the music industry is currently tying itself in knots over.
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Disney’s latest accelerator includes VR, robots and AI

Whenever we wonder why more major labels aren’t running full startup accelerator or incubator programs, Disney comes to mind as a good example from another industry. Its Disney Accelerator initiative is into its third session,...
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Report 390 – Limited Edition

In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...