Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs

Entertainment giant to take on Netflix with Disney+ platform, which will also stream The Simpsons in USDisney has launched its own streaming service with the announcement of new productions, including a Marvel TV series starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki,…

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As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay

An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, …

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ITV shares fall as broadcasters are warned not to underestimate Netflix

The market underappreciates the pace of the decline in TV consumption, say analystsShares in ITV fell by nearly 6% on Thursday after investors took fright at a report warning that the market is underestimating the decline of traditional TV viewing and …

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Fall of the iCurtain: Apple brings iTunes to Samsung smart TVs

Surprise move signals wider opening up of Apple ecosystem as tech firm seeks new revenueApple has announced that iTunes films will be available on Samsung smart TVs, ending the company’s insistence that users buy an Apple TV to watch their purchases on…

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Is the end of Netflix’s golden age in sight?

The streaming pioneer is facing competition from content suppliers, not to mention Apple and AmazonThe streaming pioneer Netflix’s first mover advantage has taken it to nearly 150m global subscribers – but serious competition is now coming as tradition…

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Netflix to overtake Sky’s satellite TV subscriptions by end of year

Streaming giant predicted to hit 9.78m UK subscribers, with its rival on 9.64m households The number of subscribers to Netflix in the UK will overtake the number of homes who are signed up to Sky’s satellite TV service by the end of the year, in a mile…

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‘British Netflix’ may fail competition checks, says Sky chief

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 could fall foul of regulator in bid for rival streaming serviceSky has warned that plans by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to build a British Netflix could fall foul of the competition regulator.Stephen van Rooyen, chief executive of…

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BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

Broadcasters highlight ‘threat’ from BeoutQ, which provides illegal access to content such as Premier League gamesThe BBC and Sky have called on the European commission to take formal action against Saudi Arabia over a pirate TV and streaming service t…

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