Tag Archives: Star Plus

ESPN to be available via streaming in Latin America through Star+

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially announced this last Thursday, July 15th, the full Star+ catalog, its new SVOD OTT, which will be launched in Latin America on August 31st. The platform will bring together general entertainment and sports content aimed at adult audiences, with live sports produced by ESPN, as well as [...]

Disney to launch Star+ in Latin America with 66 original productions

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially confirmed last week that its SVOD OTT Star+, whose launch date in the region is scheduled for next August 31st, will be released with 66 original titles created in and for Latin America. It will be the second Disneys streaming platform available in the region after Disney+, [...]

Disney to be able to use the ‘Star’ brand for its new OTT in Brazil

Brazilian Justice  has officially announced this last Thursday, June 24th that it has finally allowed The Walt Disney Company to use the Star brand to launch its new SVOD OTT in the country after, days ago, the Lionsgate company, focused on distributing film and TV content, and owner of the US premium channels network Starz [...]

Disney not to launch AVOD version for Disney+

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, reported during the last Credit Suisse Annual Communications Conference virtual edition that the company does not plan to launch an AVOD version for Disney+, available in Latin America since November 2020. ‘We have no such plans to launch an AVOD version for Disney+. We are happy with [...]

Starz sues Disney for using the ‘Star’ and ‘Star+’ brands in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

According to the information reported by the US specialized website The Wrap, Lionsgate, focused on distributing films and TV content, and owner of the US premium TV network Starz and the SVOD OTT Starzplay, has filed this last Monday, June 7th trademark infringement lawsuits against The Walt Disney Company in the Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican [...]

Disney denies to stop airing its children’s channels as of June 25th

After different posts that were published this last Friday, June 4th, regarding that The Walt Disney Company’s children’s channels would stop being broadcasted in Latin America and other regions as of next June 25th, the company chaired by Bob Chapek confirmed that those channels will continue with their broadcasts beyond that date. In addition, the [...]

Disney to launch Star+ in Latin America on August 31st

Disney announced this last Friday, May 14th, that it will launch Star+, its new SVOD OTT, on August 31st in Latin America. In original terms, the platforms launch was planned for June, but the company did not explain the reasons that led it to put it off. Star+ will arrive at Latin America after, at [...]

Disney’s linear channels to be removed from PlayPlus in Brazil

According to the information reported on several specialized websites in Brazil, the SVOD OTT PlayPlus (Grupo Record) will remove Disneys linear TV channels from its catalog as of next May 31st. The platform is reporting its subscribers through an email that Disney channels (Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Jr) and ESPNs (ESPN, ESPN Brasil, [...]

Disney+ reports almost 95 million subscribers globally one year after its original launch

As part of its financial results presentation for the first fiscal quarter (from October to December 2020), The Walt Disney Company reported that, just over a year after the official launch of Disney+ – which took place in the US on November 12th, 2019-, its SVOD OTT currently reports 94.9 million subscribers globally. The figure [...]

Fox channels in Latin America to be rebranded as ‘Star’ from February 22nd

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially announced this Wednesday, February 3rd, that it will rebrand Fox channels as Star starting on the 22nd this month. In December 2020, Disney had confirmed that the change would take place in February 2021 but, up to now, no details had been given on the exact date. [...]