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Britain’s Prince Charles and his Sons to Attend World Premiere of Netflix ‘Our Planet’ TV Series

"If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves. We are one coherent ecosystem," he added. "It's not just a question of beauty, of interest, or wonder"

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FILE - Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge interviews naturalist Sir David Attenborough during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019. VOA

Britain’s Prince Charles and his two sons William and Harry were due to attend the world premiere of the Netflix television series “Our Planet” on Thursday to underline the royal family’s support for action against climate change.

British naturalist David Attenborough, 92, who narrates the series, was hosting the event at London’s Natural History Museum.

Charles made his first speech on the environment in 1968 and has long warned of the dangers of climate change. He has been president of the WWF UK conservation organiaation since 2011.

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The eight-part series, which showcases the planet’s most endangered species and fragile habitats, starts on April 5, 2019. Pixabay

“There has never been a time where more people have been more out of touch with the natural world than as now,” Attenborough told Prince William in an interview in January.

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“If we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves. We are one coherent ecosystem,” he added. “It’s not just a question of beauty, of interest, or wonder.”

The eight-part series, which showcases the planet’s most endangered species and fragile habitats, starts on Friday. (VOA)

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Disney Announces Launch of its New Streaming Service Called Disney+ to Take Over Netflix, Hulu

Disney now is also controlling 60 per cent stake in Hulu

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DisneyLand. Image source: disneydose.com

Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will launch its new streaming service called Disney+ in November, at a price of $6.99 a month.

This comes after the entertainment giant sealed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

“The linchpin of Disney’s streaming strategy, Disney+ will be an ad-free subscription service anchored by programming based on Disney’s biggest franchises, including ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Studios, as well as original programming,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Enchanted Castle Shanghai Disneyland. Wikimedia Commons.

In some markets it would take much longer due to several factors, including the fact that Disney is still in the process of clawing back the rights to its content, sold to other streaming platforms before it had platform aspirations of its own.

“And because the firm has had its chequebook out lately — spending $70 billion on 20th Century Fox — Disney+ will also incorporate content from recently acquired companies, such as the first 30 seasons of ‘The Simpsons’,” the BBC reported.

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Notably, with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company now owns Indian TV giant Star, a Mumbai-based media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels.

Disney now is also controlling 60 per cent stake in Hulu. (IANS)