DISNEY ON PATH TO SURGE PAST NETFLIX: Whereas Disney+ could have had a couple of progress points just lately, it’s nonetheless heading in the right direction to surpass Netflix’s subscriber numbers by 2025, in line with the analysis agency Digital TV Analysis. The agency predicts Disney+ may have 284.2 million subscribers in 2026, to Netflix’s 270.7 million. Amazon Prime, in the meantime, is forecast to hit 243.4 million.
NETFLIX & WALMART TEAM UP ON MERCH: Netflix and Walmart are able to money in on megahits Stranger Issues, Squid Sport, Witcher and extra with a line of merchandise forward of the vacation buying season. Anticipate toys, attire, video games, books and different merchandise. That is the primary time the mega-streamer has teamed up with a nationwide retailer.
BAFTA CANCELS L.A. BRITANNIA AWARDS: The British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts’ (BAFTA) annual Britannia Awards, introduced in L.A., has been nixed for the second yr in a row. “BAFTA Britannia awards will likely be a key a part of our plans for 2022, for the remainder of this yr we’re persevering with to concentrate on our year-round studying and expertise applications, which embrace scholarships, the GSA Bafta Pupil Awards and Breakthrough USA – which we are going to announce the brand new cohort for later within the yr,” the BAFTA mentioned in an announcement to Selection.
BANIJAY TO DISTRIBUTE JANET JACKSON DOC: Lifetime / A&E’s upcoming Janet Jackson documentary is about to drop early subsequent yr, with Banijay Rights taking over world distribution. The movie, titled Janet, has been within the works for 5 years, with the singer granting entry to archival footage and never-before-seen footage of her. It’ll observe 4 many years in music and her private and familial struggles.