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Sky and Virgin Media Wave Goodbye to Disney UK TV Channels –


Disney has showed that it’ll quickly now not be conceivable to watch their linear TV channels by way of Sky (Sky Broadband) or Virgin Media after carriage talks failed to produce an settlement. Instead the channels can be moved to the corporate’s new Disney+ video streaming provider from 1st October 2021.

The web video streaming provider introduced around the UK again in March 2021 and has up to now controlled to draw in 54.5 million subscribers international in its first 7 months of operation (beginning in the US). Customers within the UK in most cases pay £5.99 per 30 days or £59.99 consistent with yr (15% saving) for get right of entry to to the brand new provider.

Nevertheless Disney+ stays a brand new platform, with numerous prices to steadiness underneath the hood, and thus many can be shocked through the inside track that Disney Channel(*18*), Disney XD(*18*) and Disney Junior(*18*) will all be leaving each Sky and Virgin Media’s UK platforms so quickly after its release. You can in fact nonetheless get right of entry to the content material by way of the Disney+ app or site, however clearly that’s an additional price for those who had been in the past receiving it by way of an current bundle.

In a commentary Disney stated: “From 1 October, Disney+ will transform the unique house for content material from Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior within the UK … The Walt Disney Company stays dedicated to our children channels trade and continues to execute distribution agreements for Disney channels in lots of markets the place Disney+ may be to be had, with the purpose of giving our lovers more than one access issues to our storytelling.”

A Spokesperson for Sky stated:(*18*)

“We have over 5,000 episodes of on call for content material along our sensible linear channels, from our companions Viacom and Turner, and we’re making an investment extra in our personal Sky Kids Originals too, like Moominvalley and Morph. Kids can watch favourites like Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, SpongeBob (*15*) and the Amazing World of Gumball, the entire superb LEGO content material and a lot, a lot more. And it’s all to be had in one position – in conjunction with the most productive apps, like Disney+ and Netflix – on Sky Q.”


A Virgin Media Spokesperson stated:(*18*)

“Virgin Media will proceed to give its shoppers 1000’s of hours of incredible children programming, comparable to Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, throughout a spread of channels and apps in addition to on call for and at the transfer.”