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Disney is launching a UK streaming service. While its wares are available via other services, DisneyLife will bring together everything Disney in one place.

It will include the gamut of Disney's animated films (including the whole Pixar back catalogue), as well as various series from the Disney Channel, and books and music albums.

It'll hit the UK next month, and will then spread across Europe next year. Spain, France, Italy and Germany are next on Disney's radar. However, the US will likely miss out – in the short term, anyway – due to existing agreements Disney has with the likes of Amazon and Netflix.

Those hoping to see films and series from the Marvel and Star Wars universes, which Disney owns, are out of luck, as they won't feature on the new service.

However, Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted they might get their own streaming services soon. God knows there are enough Avengers-related films to fill one.

Disney recently renewed a deal with Sky that will see the Murdoch-owned broadcaster show 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in August 2016, nine months after it premiered in cinemas.

The deal also brings more Disney channels to Sky customers through catch-up and on-demand.

Source:

Financial Times

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