Simplestream 6 - Disney closing 100 cable channels

May 28, 2021

Disney closing 100 cable channels

Disney is set to close 100 of its cable television channels this year as it continues its move towards a streaming future.

Extreme E goes live on TikTok

Extreme E’s second race – the Ocean X-Prix – in its inaugural season calendar takes place on May 29th – 30th at Lac Rose in Senegal where it will again be teaming up with short video platform, TikTok, to produce digital live content to further bolster the series’ social media offering.

HBO Max launches in LatAm on June 29

HBO Max, the WarnerMedia SVoD platform, will launch in 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean starting June 29th, with a collection of curated titles from across WarnerMedia’s catalogue and slate of original series and movies, Max Originals, plus live sports in Brazil and Mexico later this year.

Bagpuss on BBC iPlayer

Iconic children’s show Bagpuss is debuting on the BBC iPlayer, with every episode arriving on May 30th.

BrutX expands distribution

Young adult-focused French SVoD platform BrutX has expanded to francophone countries Belgium, Switzerland and Luxemburg.

GB News to launch June 13th

GB News, the news channel which includes Discovery among its backers, has confirmed it is to launch on June 13th.