This week, Disney revealed a slew of new titles coming to Disney+. Meanwhile, Netflix Games arrived on iOS and YouTube TV announced the addition of several Hallmark channels to its live TV streaming lineup. Speaking of Disney, new rumors suggest the company is interested in picking up the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.
Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.
Everything Released on Disney Plus Day, November 12
Disney+’s big media event, Disney+ Day, kicked off on Friday, Nov. 12th, and gave fans first looks at a number of new titles coming to the two-year-old streaming service. We’ve collected some of the biggest announcements in our roundup post.
YouTube TV Will Add Hallmark Channels to Its Live TV Channel Lineup
YouTube TV announced a new deal that brings several Hallmark Channels to its live TV streaming lineup. The service did not mention any associated price hikes alongside the channel additions.
Netflix Games Are Now Available on Apple iOS, Will Launch In-App Tomorrow
A week after launching on Android devices, Netflix’s gaming effort has arrived on iOS. Five titles are currently available to download via the App Store.
Netflix’s AV1 Streaming Codec Rolls Out To Certain Smart TVs, Streaming Devices & the PS4 Pro
Following its launch on Android last year, Netflix is rolling out a new video codec that promises better video quality and more consistent performance on supported devices.
Frndly TV Will Add A+E Channels & Raise Price to $6.99/Month
Family-focused streaming service Frndly TV announced it’s adding a several A&E channels to its roster. However, those additions also triggered a price hike from $5.99 to $6.99 per month.
Marvel Movies on Disney+ are Getting an IMAX Aspect Ratio Format Upgrade
Select films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are getting a bit of an upgrade via IMAX. Disney+ is leveraging the company’s Expanded Aspect Ratio to present certain scenes in a taller format that showcases more on-screen action.
Roku is Debuting Three New Originals This Month
Three more original titles originally destined for Quibi are making their debut this month on The Roku Channel. These new shows are part of the company’s increased efforts to secure original and exclusive content.
What’s the latest on the industry?
Disney Is Reportedly Interested in Adding Sunday Ticket to ESPN+
New rumors suggest Disney is interested in acquiring the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket for its ESPN+ streaming service. The NFL’s out-of-market service has attracted a lot of attention from major streaming players of late.
Discovery+ Expands to Latin America Launching in Brazil November 9, 2021
Streaming service Discovery+ expanded its reach by launching in Brazil this week. The service is touting a number of locally produced titles in addition to content available in other regions.
Disney Shares its Q4 Results
This week, we learned more about how Disney’s collection of streaming services fared during the latest quarter. Disney+ surpassed 118 million subscribers, and Hulu with Live TV retained its top spot among live TV streaming services.
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