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UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland are the latest countries to launch Disney+

Disney+ to launch in France on April 7th

The service launches with 26 Disney+ Originals alongside an extensive collection of titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more

Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launches today in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. The service will launch in France on April 7th. In light of concerns regarding the current ability of certain broadband infrastructure to handle the anticipated consumer demand for Disney+, the service will now feature a lower overall bandwidth utilisation by at least 25%.

With over 500 films, 26 exclusive original movies and series and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ is the new streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories. 

“Launching in seven markets simultaneously marks a new milestone for Disney+,“ said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “As the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ delivers high-quality, optimistic storytelling that fans expect from our brands, now available broadly, conveniently, and permanently on Disney+. We humbly hope that this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these difficult times.” 

Starting today, subscribers can enjoy 26 Disney+ Originals titles including “The Mandalorian,” the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series; “Lady and the Tramp,” a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the hit movies; “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” docu-series from National Geographic; “Marvel’s Hero Project,” which celebrates extraordinary kids making a difference in their communities; “Encore!,” executive produced by the multi-talented Kristen Bell; “The Imagineering Story” a 6-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and animated short film collections “SparkShorts” and “Forky Asks A Question” from Pixar Animation Studios.

Disney+ is also the new streaming home of the iconic animated series “The Simpsons,” with over 600 episodes available together on-demand for the first time. At launch, seasons 1 to 30 will be available, with season 31 coming to the service later in the year.

Watch Anywhere, Anytime 

Audiences can stream Disney+ on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices from today, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Subscribers can enjoy commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalised recommendations, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy to navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content. 

Consumers can subscribe up for Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase from the following platforms and devices: 

  • Amazon (Fire TV devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire Tablets) 
  • Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app in the UK and Germany; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase) 
  • Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices) 
  • LG Smart TVs with webOS 
  • Microsoft (Xbox One) 
  • Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models) in the UK and Ireland from today, and France from 7th April 
  • Samsung Smart TVs 
  • Sony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (Android-based Sony TVs and PlayStation®4)

Through a comprehensive distribution plan and several strategic agreements, Disney+ is also available across multiple premier distributors in Europe with regional deals including:

  • Deutsche Telekom in Germany
  • O2 in the UK
  • Telefonica in Spain
  • TIM in Italy 
  • Canal+ in France (from April 7th) 

These providers will have the ability to include Disney+ in wholesale and retail packages for their subscribers. Specifics of those offers vary per company. 

Disney also has a retail distribution deal with Sky, making Disney+ available in the UK and Ireland on Sky Q, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months. 

Pricing for Disney+ has been confirmed at £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription. Following its initial European launch markets, additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.

Full details and information on how to subscribe are available on Disneyplus.com. 

For customer support, subscribers are encouraged to view the online Help Centre for answers to the most common questions, along with articles designed to help them navigate Disney+.

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

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PENINSULA Unveils World’s First Official 8K Main Trailer!

(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020.

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PENINSULA Unveils World's First Official 8K Main Trailer!

Four years after ‘TRAIN TO BUSAN’, Connect with the survivors of the ‘PENINSULA’!

(PRESSREELS) CONTENTS PANDA(Next Entertainment World), which presents PENINSULA released the world’s first official main trailer of 8K image quality at noon (Korean time) on June 16, 2020. The trailer of PENINSULA, a 2020 Cannes Film Festival’s official invitation film, depicts the struggles of those who have survived in different ways for four years after TRAIN TO BUSAN.

PENINSULA Unveils World's First Official 8K Main Trailer!
↑(CLICK) Enjoy the PENINSULA more vividly with the world’s first official 8K Main Trailer

PENINSULA is an action blockbuster depicting the last battle for survival between the people left behind in the ruins of the Korean peninsula four years after Train to Busan. The upcoming PENINSULA trailer ahead of its worldwide premiere release in the summer of 2020 is full of such big scale action sequences and explosive thrills together with fast-sounding gunfights and car-chasing scenes.

In particular, the official trailer of PENINSULA, which has 8K image quality for the first time in the world, meets the technical specifications of all digital devices and delivers a high level of visual completeness to moviegoers around the world. The 8K trailer, which is 16 times clearer than the FULL HD image quality and 4 times clearer than the 4K image quality, can be enjoyed in 8K, 4K and HD according to the device’s specifications if the 8K main trailer via the NEW’s official channel on YouTube is selected as the highest specification (4320p 8K). Especially, viewers can watch them with a perfect picture quality without an extra setup from the YouTube app on Smart TVs that support either 4K or 8K.

This super high-definition trailer was created through the collaboration of NEW’s digital business corporation NEW ID and SK TELECOM. Among the media-focused core technologies of AI-based Post Production, a joint enterprise between the two companies, the technology called Supernova is a media upscaling solution (up to 8K) to improved quality of image and sound source based on the AI’s deep learning algorithms while maintaining the quality level of the original.

Movie Information

– Title: PENINSULA

– Director: YEON Sangho (Psychokinesis | Seoul Station | Train to Busan)

– Genre: Disaster, Zombie

– Cast: GANG Dongwon (Illang: The Wolf Brigade | A Violent Prosecutor)

LEE Junghyun (Love, Again | The Battleship Island)

– World Sales: CONTENTS PANDA (NEW)

– Production: REDPETER FILMS (Birthday | Psychokinesis | Train to Busan)

– Expected Release Date: Summer 2020

– Logline: 4 years after the inexplicable disaster, they’re returning to the godforsaken land!

– Synopsis

: Jung-seok barely managed to escape from the unprecedented disaster in Korea 4 years ago and lives in exile in Hong Kong by himself. He is given a lucrative chance to return to Korea to retrieve large bags of cash left abandoned in the streets of Seoul. His mission is infiltrated ruined city of Seoul and secure the target truck before the sunrise, then return to Hong Kong unscathed. But he and his team are ambushed by a militia known as Unit 631 and vicious zombie hordes. During his desperate struggle to survive, Jung-seok experiences a moment of deus ex machina as survivor Min-jung and her family save him from brink of death. Together, they formulate one last plan to escape the peninsula for good. The prodigal son, the survivor and the deranged, their bloody battle begins!

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NEW K.ID TV : K-POP Entertainment Channel has released TOP 10 weekly rankings, 4th week of May

iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance.

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Coming hot: iKON, new number one if the idol chart

Rising of K-Drama news and School attack programs.

Weekly best: YG Ent.’ (iKON, BLACKPINK, and Treasure)

NEW K.ID, the only provider of K-POP idol content for 24/7, released its weekly chart for viewers rating based on accumulated watching hours of both live-streaming and on-demand services from fans around the U.S. Wide variety of exclusive episodes and more than 10,000 K-idol programs are available on CH 511 of LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps for free

iKON is the new champion of the weekly idol chart in the fourth week of May, with their new appearance. GWSN, the winner of last week, was a runner-up and JEON Hyo Sung secured the last spot in the podium

The rest of Top 10s are ITZY, GOT7X SUNMI X EXID X APINK stage compilation, BLACKPINK, ONEUS, ATEEZ, fromis_9 X Weki Meki, and HINAPIA in order. YG Entertainment’s artists such as iKON and BLACKPINK were still shown as they always do, and TREASURE, a YG’s pre-debut trainee group also showed up in Top 10 with their V-log episode.

SHOW CHAMPION, Fact iN Star, and WEEKLY IDOL remained on the podium of the Program chart. N.Flying and SF9 keep their popularity for four (4) consecutive weeks. The rise of strong new contenders shows the increasing attention for K-Drama and Reality shows, enjoying their huge popularity throughout Asia with distinctive originalities.

Secret Friend of Idols, a reality show featuring idol groups from the SHOW CHAMPION stage and mysterious character in the studio was ranked 6th. 15min K-Drama NEWS Special from KStarLive, a news report introducing the newest trends in K-Drama newly appeared in the 8th place.

Tardiness Prevention Live(MOMO X), a school attack program that allows only students who attended on-time to enjoy the performance of their favorite artists, was in the 9th place.

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