New to download, stream or buy: Disney +, Bulletproof series two and The English Game
:: Disney+ (available from March 24, £59.99 annual subscription – £49.99 for the first year if you sign up before March 24)
MORE than four months after the streaming service launched in America, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rica, Disney+ blasts off in the UK and Ireland with more than 1,000 films and TV series from the House of the Mouse including eye-catching content from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic stables.
More than 600 episodes of The Simpsons will be available from launch day plus various animated classics and live action features.
There is also a wealth of original content.
Highlights include the eight-part Star Wars series The Mandalorian, charting the escapades of bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in a galaxy far, far away, and the live action film Lady And The Tramp, based on the animated classic about the love affair of a pampered pooch (voiced by Tessa Thompson) and a street-wise mongrel (Justin Theroux).
There is also the faux documentary High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and the real-life Marvel's Hero Project, which seeks out young people who have been role models for positive change in their communities.
Subscribers can save £10 for the first year by signing up for the service before launch day.
:: Bulletproof – Series 2 (6 episodes, starts streaming from March 20 exclusively on NOW TV, Thriller/Drama/Romance)
NOEL Clarke and Ashley Walters reprise their roles in Sky One's humorous police drama, which returns to active duty this week and streams exclusively on NOW TV.
Ronnie Pike (Walters), the son of a decorated police officer, and Aaron Bishop (Clarke), who grew up in care homes and never knew his biological father, have radically different approaches to fighting crime.
However, they are brothers in arms, bound by the same moral code and a willingness to do whatever it takes to bring the guilty to justice.
In the second series, Pike and Bishop go deep undercover to infiltrate the ranks of a far-reaching criminal empire.
Their mission takes them from familiar turf on the mean streets of London to Amsterdam and Cyprus.
As the two men test the limits of their friendship, they risk everything – including the police badges they cherish – to crack the case and emerge unscathed.
:: The English Game (6 episodes, streaming and available to download from March 20 exclusively on Netflix, Drama/Romance)
JULIAN Fellowes, creator of Downtown Abbey, pens a six-part historical drama, which charts the origins of football during the Victorian era, when the beautiful game was played fiercely by amateurs across the class divide.
On one side stand the Old Etonians, a team of gentlemen captained by Arthur Kinnaird (Edward Holcroft), one of the country's most successful players.
His team intend to lift the 1879 FA Cup.
Darwen FC, coached by mill owner James Walsh (Craig Parkinson), have other ideas.
Walsh believes the time has come for a working-class team to lift the cup and he recruits Fergus Suter (Kevin Guthrie) and Jimmy Love (James Harkness) to the ranks of Darwen FC to turn the tide in favour of the swarthy mill hands.
As tensions rise, the Old Etonians find themselves on a collision course with Darwen FC and Arthur's pregnant wife fears she is losing her man to his obsession with football.