Disney + UK hints at Simpsons case

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Disney + UK hints at Simpsons case

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Don’t have a cow, man! It looks like Disney + will include The Simpsons after it launches in the UK later this month.

The animation was not on the UK streaming service’s programming when it was released last week, although Disney owns the rights.

His absence was due to license restrictions with Sky, which broadcasts the program in the United Kingdom.

But in an encrypted message on Twitter, Disney hinted that an agreement had been reached.

Under the image of a pastry making shop, the broadcaster tweeted: “Take an D’oh-nut and stay tuned”, apparently in reference to Homer’s famous slogan.

The news comes a few days after it appeared that Disney Plus would be integrated into the Sky Q service.

The Simpsons are already airing in the UK on Sky One and Channel 4 – Sky has all 31 series available while Channel 4 airs up to series 27.

But some Simpsons fans have threatened to boycott Disney + UK if the popular American series is not included in its program list.

Disney currently owns The Simpsons as part of its Rupert Murdoch’s Fox purchase for $ 52 billion in 2017.

The sitcom is still scheduled to air on Sky for the foreseeable future.

Other shows on Disney + when it launches on March 24 will include the Star Wars series The Mandalorian and a new Toy Story series centered on the character Forky.

The video on demand service, which costs £ 5.99 per month, is Disney’s attempt to challenge industry leader Netflix, which has 170 million subscribers.

Walt Disney said about 28.6 million people have signed up for Disney + since its launch in November.

The service is currently available in five countries, including the United States and Canada. Along with the UK, it is slated to launch in other Western European countries later this month.

However, a red carpet gala marking the launch was canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus.

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