It is part of the news article and the source is Disnrey:
News about Disney's announcement that its Star service will launch as part of Disney+ and host more mature themed contentwww.avforums.com
There's also another article dealing speifically with the upcoming price increase:
News about the new Disney content coming to the Disney+ streaming service and also to cinemas in 2021, 2022 and 2023www.avforums.com
Was looking for something direct from Disney, but thanks for the info.
Source: Disney Investor's Day meeting
I like the sound of this. If the streaming content for Star also included 'high res' Dolby/DTS soundtracks - that would be fantastic.
Otherwise, what is the point of having eArc capable kit
aARC is only really of any benefit if and when connecting external sources directly to a TV. eARC would allow you to pass HD formatted audio or multichannel PCM through the TV and out to a suitably equipped AVR or a soundbar.
Agree - and that begs the question - if you have an AVR (which will have HDMI inputs anyway), then why not just plug everything into that and have one cable going to the TV?
The £2 adult should be an addon as it penalizes families who just want the Disney stuff.
They were raising the price by a £1 anyway so it’s a extra £1 for more adult contentIt was rumored that Disney were planning to increase subscription charges anyway and the additional adult orientated content isn't specifically to blame. Besides which, Disney needs an outlet for content it now owns that isn;t necessarily targetted at children. I think they'd have started to lose customers if they'd trued to maintain the service as just being something targetted at kids. I personally think it actually makes more sense to rename the service it make it less a Disney thing and more of an outlet for all the content Disney now owns.
The news article is based upon what Disney themselves have divulged.
The source is clearly stated at the bottom of the article.
Disney have categorically stated that the price will increase and they've stated by how much.
Disney has confirmed that the UK subscription price for Disney+ will rise to £7.99 a month from February 23, 2021.
Disney should probably start the Star brand now (with europe and the US in lockdown) They could do just a soft release with fox movies and tv that is unlicenced elsewhere.
Disney confirms that the price of the Disney+ service will rise by £2 a month in the UK from February, while the Star brand will be rolled out internationally.www.mediamole.co.uk
Prices after the rise goes into effect as of February 23, 2021:
• Canada: $11.99/month or $119.99/annual• Australia: $11.99/month or $119.99/annual• New Zealand: $12.99/month or $129.99/annual• UK: £7.99/month or £79.90/annual• Euro: 8.99/month or 89.90/annual• Norway: 89.00kr/month or 890.00kr/annual• Denmark: 79.00kr/month or 790.00kr/annual• Sweden: 89.00 kr/month or 890.00 kr/annual• Switzerland: CHF12.90/month or CHF129.00/annual• Singapore: $11.98/month or $119.98/annual
By the way, this coinsides with the launch of Disney's service in Singapore which will also go into action on February 23 next year.
Great. So you are saying these reputable outlets are all wrong? The source is Disney despite you not being able to go find it on Disney's site. Ring them and ask to speak with a press officer.
I'll make a bet with you that on the 23 February 2021 that Disney+'s subs will increase to £7.99/month or £79.90 annually.
What do you want, a personal letter from Walt?
I'm sure that they've analysed when they can roll this out and I'd hazzard that they've good reason for deciding to do it worldwide on February 23?
I'd also imagine that if Disney is obligated to not release content in some regions then they'll still withold such content in those regions despite the expansion of the service? They've not said that all the content will always be the exact same content wherever you are accessing the service. If they've still contractual obgligations in other regions and or other restrictions upon their output then they are onviously still going to have to comply with these.