Sling TV, Dish Network’s pioneering online TV platform, says its 2.4 million subscribers still love to rent and watch catalog movies.
The service says subs rented Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles the most in 2018, followed by Black Panther, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok (Disney).
Most-streamed movies on Sling included catalog titles (in order): Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World, Step Brothers(Sony), Deadpool (Fox), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney), and The Day After Tomorrow (Fox).
Most-watched TV series included HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Family Guy” (Fox), “House Hunters” (HGTV) and Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
The rankings are based on viewing trends of subscribers to the $25 monthly Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue options and Extras (transactional VOD) between Jan. 1 and Nov. 27.
A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release of 2004’s The Incredibles is slated for June 5 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
The new “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” of the Pixar animated film arrives as a combo pack featuring a 4K disc, a standard Blu-ray disc and a digital copy code. The standard Blu-ray will include previously released extras such as a filmmaker roundtable, Boundin’ and Jack Jack Attack short films, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. The 4K disc presents the film in 2160p resolution.
The actual release date was the source of some recent confusion, as some online retailers began changing their listings to June 12. Best Buy, which is offering an exclusive Steelbook edition of the 4K Blu-ray, sent an email around May 26 to customers who preordered the film stating it was being delayed a week, only to send a follow-up email a few days later indicating the original June 5 date was still in effect. A Disney spokesperson has confirmed the title is indeed on track for June 5.
Disney is releasing The Incredibles 2 in theaters June 15.