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Ne1L C1,158 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Apologies if this has been covered already. The BBC have announced the official launch date of Disney+ in the UK and other European nations:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50344494

There's an interesting part where knowledge of future Marvel Films will rely on knowledge of the shows:

If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you'll probably need a Disney+ subscription, because events from the new shows will factor into forthcoming films such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

"The Scarlet Witch will be a key character in that movie, and Feige points out that the Loki series will tie in, too. 'I'm not sure we've actually acknowledged that before'."


Kevin Feige, Marvel
Brekkie32,387 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Because things that we're told will happen on the 31st March always do without fail. Very Happy

Isn't this sort of thing worthy of discussion in the main forum now - just as significant to TV if not more so, than Chart Show TV being bought out by Trace for example.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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JAS844,148 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Because things that we're told will happen on the 31st March always do without fail. Very Happy

Isn't this sort of thing worthy of discussion in the main forum now - just as significant to TV if not more so, than Chart Show TV being bought out by Trace for example.
It is being discussed - in a thread speculating about Disney closing down some of their linear channels.

https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1194795#post-1194795
DVB Cornwall8,562 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
The real ‘threat’ I see is to other multi source streaming services. Already Disney are restricting access to current content that this service will offer to basic HD only. No whistles and flutes. No UHD versions of movies are offered on iTunes as an example.
bkman19901,340 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
Uh-oh. I just heard that Disney+ is having "technical errors" or service outages from some parts of the U.S on it's launch day.





7,300 outages were reported for Disney+ this morning on downdetector.com.

Some subscribers in Puerto Rico, Canada & the U.S. were getting messages to say that the service was not available in their region.

Also people in Puerto Rico are to have the launch of Disney+ delayed by a week until next Tuesday the 19th of November.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/12/disney-plus-experiences-errors-connecting-on-launch-day.html

That's a pretty bad start for Disney today. I have to wonder though. Will it get better for these new subscribers in future?
bkman19901,340 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
There was always going to be teething issues but clearly Disney was caught out.


I do understand that. Disney should have had a detailed preparation plan in place before the service had launched to not allow them have any failures before having their rollout in the U.S. market. They put all of their eggs into one basket & didn't expect that the uptake in subscribers would have overwhelmed their expectations to make their servers fail in the process.

Just on the content side from Disney+ about The Simpsons. There was a post from here a while back that episodes were not showing in the correct aspect ratio on Sky One or Channel 4. Disney are having complaints from subscribers in the U.S. that it's first two seasons on the service there are having the exact same problems with their AR & apparently they are having the issue rectified as we speak.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 756 posts since 20 Sep 2007
There was always going to be teething issues but clearly Disney was caught out.


I do understand that. Disney should have had a detailed preparation plan in place before the service had launched to not allow them have any failures before having their rollout in the U.S. market. They put all of their eggs into one basket & didn't expect that the uptake in subscribers would have overwhelmed their expectations to make their servers fail in the process.

Just on the content side from Disney+ about The Simpsons. There was a post from here a while back that episodes were not showing in the correct aspect ratio on Sky One or Channel 4. Disney are having complaints from subscribers in the U.S. that it's first two seasons on the service there are having the exact same problems with their AR & apparently they are having the issue rectified as we speak.


I imagine WarnerMedia will be making notes and try and to avoid the same issues with HBO Max.