Weekend Wrap-Up: Disney+ Day, NFL Sunday Ticket Rumors, and More





This week, Disney revealed a slew of new titles coming to Disney+. Meanwhile, Netflix Games arrived on iOS and YouTube TV announced the addition of several Hallmark channels to its live TV streaming lineup. Speaking of Disney, new rumors suggest the company is interested in picking up the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

Everything Released on Disney Plus Day, November 12

Disney+’s big media event, Disney+ Day, kicked off on Friday, Nov. 12th, and gave fans first looks at a number of new titles coming to the two-year-old streaming service. We’ve collected some of the biggest announcements in our roundup post.

Check out the biggest headline from Disney+ Day here.

YouTube TV Will Add Hallmark Channels to Its Live TV Channel Lineup

YouTube TV announced a new deal that brings several Hallmark Channels to its live TV streaming lineup. The service did not mention any associated price hikes alongside the channel additions.

Learn more about Hallmark channels on YouTube TV here.

Netflix Games Are Now Available on Apple iOS, Will Launch In-App Tomorrow

A week after launching on Android devices, Netflix’s gaming effort has arrived on iOS. Five titles are currently available to download via the App Store.

Read more about Netflix Games on iOS here.

Netflix’s AV1 Streaming Codec Rolls Out To Certain Smart TVs, Streaming Devices & the PS4 Pro

Following its launch on Android last year, Netflix is rolling out a new video codec that promises better video quality and more consistent performance on supported devices.

Learn more about AV1 and which devices support the new tech here.

Frndly TV Will Add A+E Channels & Raise Price to $6.99/Month

Family-focused streaming service Frndly TV announced it’s adding a several A&E channels to its roster. However, those additions also triggered a price hike from $5.99 to $6.99 per month.

Check out the latest on Frndly TV here.

Marvel Movies on Disney+ are Getting an IMAX Aspect Ratio Format Upgrade

Select films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are getting a bit of an upgrade via IMAX. Disney+ is leveraging the company’s Expanded Aspect Ratio to present certain scenes in a taller format that showcases more on-screen action.

Read more about the IMAX format here.

Roku is Debuting Three New Originals This Month

Three more original titles originally destined for Quibi are making their debut this month on The Roku Channel. These new shows are part of the company’s increased efforts to secure original and exclusive content.

See what’s new on The Roku Channel here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

Disney Is Reportedly Interested in Adding Sunday Ticket to ESPN+

New rumors suggest Disney is interested in acquiring the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket for its ESPN+ streaming service. The NFL’s out-of-market service has attracted a lot of attention from major streaming players of late.

Check out the latest NFL Sunday Ticket rumors here.

Discovery+ Expands to Latin America Launching in Brazil November 9, 2021

Streaming service Discovery+ expanded its reach by launching in Brazil this week. The service is touting a number of locally produced titles in addition to content available in other regions.

Learn more about Discovery+’s push into Latin America here.

Disney Shares its Q4 Results

This week, we learned more about how Disney’s collection of streaming services fared during the latest quarter. Disney+ surpassed 118 million subscribers, and Hulu with Live TV retained its top spot among live TV streaming services.

Find out more about Disney+’s Q4 here.
For Hulu’s latest stats, click here.
See how ESPN+ fared in Q4 here.

Deal Alert

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Best Early Black Friday Deals 2021

We’re tracking some of the best early Black Friday deals as the holiday shopping season marches on. Be sure to check out our Black Friday hub for the latest deals as well.

See some of the best early deals here.

Gift Guide: Gifts for Cord Cutters Under $25

Cord Cutters News is sharing some of our top holiday shopping recommendations in a variety of categories. This week, we’re shining a spotlight on must-have gifts under $25.

Check out our picks here.

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