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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

RD
rdd Founding member
While none of us have a copy of the contract concerned, this Variety article seems to suggest that at the very least, Disney were required to rebrand 20th Century Fox.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/disney-rebrands-tv-studios-20th-television-abc-signature-touchstone-1234730574/

Whether contractually required to or not, they have rebranded everything operating in the US that has Fox in its name. Fox may not care about the international operations as much as it is now essentially purely a US operation - although I know News Corp also seems to have some rights to the brand in Australia.
PL
Plektrum Central (East) East Midlands Today
rdd posted:
While none of us have a copy of the contract concerned, this Variety article seems to suggest that at the very least, Disney were required to rebrand 20th Century Fox.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/disney-rebrands-tv-studios-20th-television-abc-signature-touchstone-1234730574/

Whether contractually required to or not, they have rebranded everything operating in the US that has Fox in its name. Fox may not care about the international operations as much as it is now essentially purely a US operation - although I know News Corp also seems to have some rights to the brand in Australia.


I did see that article but that does appear to refer to the tv studio operation - which is entirely understandable as Fox launched their own tv studio operation under the Fox Entertainment name following the acquisition.

But you are quire right that irregardless of ownership, the US operation has eliminated the Fox name and would expect it to happen internationally in due course.

And looking at Oz, News Corp still retain the Fox Sports, Foxtel and Sky News brands over there.
PL
Plektrum Central (East) East Midlands Today
https://twitter.com/disneyplusuk/status/1346003436307935232?s=21

First promo for Star U.K...
TT
TellyTime
Confirmation that Star on Disney+ in the UK will include 24, Family Guy, Die Hard, Lost, Desperate Housewifes and new to the UK 'Love, Victor'.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
A combination of Fox and ABC stuff then.
DM
DeMarkay London London
Great to see Star being expanded upon.

I know Star from it's Indian division.
JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
Great to see Star being expanded upon.

I know Star from it's Indian division.

It's wouldn't call it an expansion, they're using the brand for a new service.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I had a look at the Beatles Get Back preview on there, couldn't believe the quality- was so bright and clean it genuinely looked like brand new digitally shot footage, not 16mm film that's been sat on a shelf for over 50 years. Still struggle to believe how they can make footage look this good.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
My God! It's beautiful!


Stunning, aside from the colours and the fashion you wouldn't know it was from the 1960s. Incredible.

On a related note, a lot of the Beatles music videos have gone through the "full HD" treatment, more so the ones they shot on film like Penny Lane and Paperback Writer. Still 4:3 though, which is nice.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Stunning, aside from the colours and the fashion you wouldn't know it was from the 1960s. Incredible.


Don't forget the smoking Razz Suprised Disney+ didn't put a tobacco warning on it, they do for stuff with less smoking in the entire film than there is in those 5 minutes!

No sign of film grain, dirt or scratches anywhere!

Didn't realise the preview was on YouTube, I thought it was a Disney+ exclusive thing.
Last edited by james-2001 on 4 January 2021 11:10pm
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I don't know if its the same preview that's on Disney+, but that popped up when I was looking for something else.

Somebody has put a lot of work and effort into that. I would be surprised if that is the result of a straight film transfer, presumably its been manually cleaned? I don't know enough about the technology to know if there is a difference in quality over 16mm than 35mm as to the quality of the recording? Presumably a bigger number = better quality so 35mm can get a better result than a 16mm film without getting post production involved?
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I don't know if its the same preview that's on Disney+, but that popped up when I was looking for something else.


It is the same one.

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