Disney will price its bundle of streaming services at $12.99 a month, giving access to Disney+, ESPN+ and the ad-supported version of Hulu. The package will be available at launch of Disney+ in mid November and saves $5.00 a month compared to buying each service individually.

BBC Studios has created a new global distribution division rolling up content sales and branded services into a single unit. Sky Studios—Sky's newly-branded content division—has bought a 24.9% stake in UK-based natural history producer True to Nature (TTN), marking its first investment in a production business.

CBS-owned US premium television network Showtime is boosting its original content by 30%, while sister company Viacom is in the process of launching a new slate of pop-up channels on its recently-acquired ad-supported streaming platform Pluto TV.  The 13 new channels will be designed around themes, hit series, and brands, including Comedy Central and MTV.

Dubai-based satellite provider OSN has terminated its partnership with Netflix, with the streaming giant's app to be removed from customers' set-top boxes. The split was by 'mutual agreement'. In the US, AT+T has partnered with Spotify to add Spotify Premium as a free bonus option under AT&T's Unlimited & More premium plan.

The UK's Football Association (FA) will launch a live, free-to-use OTT streaming platform for women's football, which will be available from the start of the 2019/2020 season. Mediapro has struck a deal with YouTube to stream the ongoing 2019 Pan American Games on Mediapro's YouTube channel to all global markets except the Americas and Turkey. Finally, Indian streaming giant Alt Balaji celebrated this week after hitting 20m paid subscribers.

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