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Disney+ to launch its services in S Korea first via LG U+ and then KT

Disney+ to launch its services in S Korea first via LG U+ and then KT

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Disney+, the streaming service from the American entertainment behemoth, is reportedly slated to debut in South Korea first through a deal with LG U+, which is the smallest of Korea's three IPTV providers. Then it speculated that it would form a partnership with KT, the largest of the three, to broaden its reach even more. 

Disney had already previously announced November 12th as the debut date for Disney+ in South Korea, where it would be charging&nbs

Amazon Prime members to get free access to Anghami Plus in SA & UAE

Amazon Prime members to get free access to Anghami Plus in SA & UAE

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UAE-based music streaming platform, Anghami, has reportedly inked a partnership with Amazon to give Prime subscribers free access to the company’s premium paid tier service, Anghami Plus, in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Under the deal, Prime members in these countries will be getting a six-month free subscription to Anghami Plus, followed by 50% off the subscription charges for a period of next six months.

According to Ronaldo Mouchawar, Amazon’s Vice President of Middle East and North Africa, the company is persistently looking for ways for making the lives of Prime subscribers better, easier, and more fun with Amazon Prime ev

MMCA teams up with Asian art institutes to promote Korean art globally

MMCA teams up with Asian art institutes to promote Korean art globally

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South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), has reportedly announced that it has launched a new project in collaboration with other Asian art institutes to promote art on a global level.

According to reports, the project would encompass various initiatives like online VR programs, as well as a dedicated website showcasing Korean art with English descriptions, so that audiences would be able to enjoy them from their own homes and not venture out too much during the pandemic.

Under the initiative, a new online subscription-based streaming service called, ‘Watch and Chill’, was also jointly launch

Geneva motor show & Qatar Tourism to spawn new biennial Qatar event

Geneva motor show & Qatar Tourism to spawn new biennial Qatar event

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The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), that historic auto show held annually in the Swiss city of Geneva, will reportedly be spawning a biannual motor event in Doha as part of a new partnership between its organizers and Qatar Tourism Board.

According to credible sources, next year, the event will take place in Switzerland as usual, between 19th and 27th of February 2022. However, another show would take place in the new Middle Eastern site starting either the fall of 2022 or 2023. Show organizers have emphasized that the Geneva event will continue to be held on an annual basis.

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MX Player to introduce its new subscription service “MX Gold”

MX Player to introduce its new subscription service “MX Gold”

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MX Player, a video streaming platform owned by Times Internet, is reportedly introducing its new, paid subscription service called MX Gold, through which it will release its original series 'Cartel' on August 20th, 2021.

According to reports, MX Gold will be available for a subscription fee of less than ₹1 ($ 0.013) per day. Currently, the service is only available on Android. With this launch, Times Internet will have a presence in both the AVOD (Advertising video on demand) and SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) segments. Currently, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar dominate the Indian SVOD market.

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Netflix to air documentary on civilian Space X mission into the orbit

Netflix to air documentary on civilian Space X mission into the orbit

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Netflix, the renowned streaming service, has reportedly announced that it has teamed up with Space X to make a documentary on the world's first all-civilian private space orbit next month. The new docuseries will chronicle Space X’s first civilian mission to the earth’s orbit.

According to reports, the five-part documentary will premiere in September with the first two parts scheduled to be released on the 6th of September.  

Making space readily accessible to the general population is an important step for humanity and this marks a significant move towards that goal.

UK summer Music Festival at risk from the ‘pingdemic’ worker shortage

UK summer Music Festival at risk from the ‘pingdemic’ worker shortage

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UK’s music festival industry leaders are reportedly calling for government support to save this summer’s music festival season. According to insiders, the festival could face last-moment cancellations due to the staffing shortfall caused by the so-called 'pingdemic' created by the NHS Covid-19 app.

Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Festivals, Paul Reed, warned that the summer season, which has already been severely impacted by many high-profile cancellations, like Glastonbury, might be further disrupted.

According to Reed, some festivals having difficulty putting on events due to a lack of workers, in

Netflix targeting older viewers as popularity slows among youngsters

Netflix targeting older viewers as popularity slows among youngsters

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Netflix is reportedly set to report its weakest subscriber increase in a decade next week, as the influx of young watchers, who have propelled the company's spectacular ascent, slows down, forcing it to focus on tech-savvy over-55s.

According to reports, when Netflix announces second-quarter results this week, the streaming behemoth expects to have acquired just 1 million novel subscribers, the lowest number of new signups since 2011, when it separated its streaming and postal DVD operations

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic led new viewers to seek out series like The Queen's Gambit, Bridgerton, and The Crown, to deal with lockdo

Black Widow eyeing a record box office haul as it hits theatres Friday

Black Widow eyeing a record box office haul as it hits theatres Friday

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Following a delay of 14 months, Marvel’s “Black Widow” is reportedly set to hit theaters on Friday, 9th July 2021. The film is set to capture the highest box office haul of any feature released during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

As of Wednesday, 7th July 2021, the Marvel flick is exceeding presales for “A Quiet Place Part II” and “F9” through the same span. The film is also outpacing advanced ticket sales of “Doctor Strange” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Both the films were released prior to the pandemic.

According to Shawn Robbins, the Chief Analyst at