VideoFuel: Disney+ Launches Star, BBC Select Debuts in North America, And More

By Rachel DeSimone on February 26, 2021

This Week in the Digital Video Industry


1 Disney+ Launches Star

The Star brand will offer thousands of hours of movies and shows from Disney General Entertainment Content, including Disney Television Studios (ABC Signature and 20th Television), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and more.

2 BBC Select Streaming Service Debuts in North America

BBC Studios has officially launched its ad-free subscription streaming service, BBC Select, in the U.S. and Canada. It is initially available on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app.

3 DEG Forms New Committees, Defines Terms for Direct-to-Consumer Market

The Digital Entertainment Group’s D2C Alliance Steering Committee released a list of industry terminology endorsed by its members to help standardize communication about the various digital streaming models and services and to align the messaging regarding their features and benefits.

4 Sinclair Details Interactive Streaming App For Former Fox RSNs

The app is part of broader gamification initiatives that Sinclair is partnering with Bally’s to create. Sinclair’s broadcast television stations, RSNs, networks including the Tennis Channel, and ad-supported streaming service, STIRR, will be used to drive engagement for Bally’s betting platform.

5 Vevo Launches Pop Linear Channel In UK On Samsung TV Plus

Samsung and Vevo first partnered in the US in 2019, and this expansion marks the next step in an ongoing partnership that will see further European launches in the coming year. 


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