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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

RD
rdd Founding member
I see at least one title (The Cleveland Show) in the Twitter post that doesn’t appear in the list of titles dropping on February 23rd - though I guess they’ve to save something for later. (I don’t think its rights are tied up elsewhere either).
TT
TellyTime
rdd posted:
I see at least one title (The Cleveland Show) in the Twitter post that doesn’t appear in the list of titles dropping on February 23rd - though I guess they’ve to save something for later. (I don’t think its rights are tied up elsewhere either).


The Cleveland Show (S1-4) and Futurama (S1-10) are both listed in some places, including on the Radio Times website:

https://www.radiotimes.com/movies/star-uk-content-all-films-movies/

However, neither are on Disney's document. I guess we'll have to wait until the 23rd to know for sure.
RD
rdd Founding member
It wouldn’t have been too long ago that if someone told you all of Matt Greoning* and Seth McFarlane’s animated works were in one place, that could have sold as a streaming service in its own right! (In fact wasn’t there a Simpsons-only steaming service in the US at one point). All of the series concerned are way past their prime of course (and Cleveland and Futurama are both long ended) but it will still be a massive selling point for many of a certain age. Not one Disney’s marketing is running with mind you.

(*excepting his Netflix original Disenchantment, which has virtually the same cast as Futurama).

Incidentally one major omission that I expected to be there but isn’t is McFarlane’s live action Star Trek spoof/homage (take your pick) The Orville, which Fox U.K. had first run rights to its first two seasons. The third season has been massively delayed (it will have missed two entire TV seasons) but as a Hulu Original you would expect it to show up here.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
rdd posted:
All of the series concerned are way past their prime of course.


The Simpsons is well over 20 years past its prime. I struggle to get through anything after season 10... and even some episodes that season are a slog.
UK
UKnews
rdd posted:
In fact wasn’t there a Simpsons-only steaming service in the US at one point

Sort of - 'Simpsons World' was a part of FXX's streaming app in the US, and there was also a web version.

It required a cable login to watch, still had some ads, but did contain all but the (at the time) current season and had the option to watch the earlier seasons in 4:3 or 16:9. Although the way Disney+ has made both versions available is a lot more efficient. 'Simpsons World' didn't have the complication of several language tracks, different subtitles and so on.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Simpsons World did have the commentaries from the DVDs I think though, which Disney+ doesn't,unfortunately.
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
I’m surprised it hasn’t been mentioned that the cost of Disney+ to new subscribers from 23 February will increase to either £7.99 per month or £79.99 per year. I’m not sure when existing customers will bear the increase, but last I checked when my renewal comes in March, it’s still at £59.99 for the year.
steve
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I’m surprised it hasn’t been mentioned that the cost of Disney+ to new subscribers from 23 February will increase to either £7.99 per month or £79.99 per year. I’m not sure when existing customers will bear the increase, but last I checked when my renewal comes in March, it’s still at £59.99 for the year.


Your next renewal after (IIRC) August. That £80 is for new joiners. So those of us who joined the day it came out would only pay £60 for another year.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Sorry to double post but to confirm:
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2021/01/disney--to-raise-prices-in-february----but-here-s-how-to-beat-th/ - "Existing customers will see the price changes take force at their first monthly or annual renewal after 23 August 2021.

New monthly and annual sign-ups will see the increased prices from 23 February 2021" - though this seems to suggest the annual fee is £79.90, not £79.99. 9p is neither here nor there in the grand scale of things but other sites are saying £79.90, which seems a really odd amount. Surprised they didn't match Prime at £79 flat annually.
VI
Viakenny World News
rdd posted:
It wouldn’t have been too long ago that if someone told you all of Matt Greoning* and Seth McFarlane’s animated works were in one place, that could have sold as a streaming service in its own right!


Meanwhile, in Latin America, all these shows (including The Simpsons, whose 29th and 30th seasons are currently available here on Disney+) will be on a separate service, Star+, which will be launched in June (and will feature Star content and live sports, via our local versions of ESPN).
(Standalone monthly subscriptions will cost around $7.50 USD - Disney+ costs in the region around $6 USD or the equivalent in local currency - and the Star+/Disney+ bundle will be at around $9 USD)
TT
TellyTime
rdd posted:
It wouldn’t have been too long ago that if someone told you all of Matt Greoning* and Seth McFarlane’s animated works were in one place, that could have sold as a streaming service in its own right!


Meanwhile, in Latin America, all these shows (including The Simpsons, whose 29th and 30th seasons are currently available here on Disney+) will be on a separate service, Star+, which will be launched in June (and will feature Star content and live sports, via our local versions of ESPN).
(Standalone monthly subscriptions will cost around $7.50 USD - Disney+ costs in the region around $6 USD or the equivalent in local currency - and the Star+/Disney+ bundle will be at around $9 USD)


Have you got a link to the full content list for Star+ in Latin America confirming all the content that will be available? I did try to find it but couldn't.
VI
Viakenny World News

Have you got a link to the full content list for Star+ in Latin America confirming all the content that will be available? I did try to find it but couldn't.


Not yet, but I believe there will be a list in late May or early July, based on what we're seeing on the launch markets for Star.

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