star_wars_rebels_villian_a_lLast month we reported that Australia were getting two new channels, Disney XD and Disney Movies. Sky have confirmed to us today that those channels won’t be joining Sky.

As you know we have been, and will continue to screen a dedicated SKY Movies Family channel around the school holidays periods which is proving very popular with subscribers.    There are no current plans to add the two exclusive made-for-Foxtel channels – Foxtel Disney Movies or Disney XD – to the family line up here. Continue reading »

netflix-logoApproximately 3,500 jobs will be created over a three year period in a US$200m spend by The Walt Disney Company who will be filming four new series based on Marvel’s street heroes characters for Netflix.

The Marvel Defenders production will begin filming in NYC in July 2014 starting with the series based on Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Each of those characters — less well known than those in Marvel’s Avengers franchise — is set in Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

The series is being produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, exclusively for Netflix. The deal encompasses 13 hourlong episodes per series for each character, plus a miniseries of four to eight episodes with all four of the Defenders heroes. The Defenders series are expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2015. Continue reading »