Late last year it was announced that Disney will be ending their Netflix deal in 2019 and launching a new streaming service. Disney hopes that their new service will compete head-to-head with Netflix.
This week Disney released their 3rd quarter earnings report, and we learned a bit more about their new streaming service. So today I put together everything we know officially (and some things that have been reported to be true) about Disney’s new streaming service.
According to Disney, their new streaming service will be called Disney+.
According to Disney, Disney+ will launch in late 2019. Reports say the service will likely launch mid- to late 2018 after their Netflix deal ends.
We don’t have an official price, but multiple reports have put the price of Disney+ at $5 a month. Other reports have said the service will be under $10 a month.
What will Disney+ offer?
According to reports, Disney plans to have four to five original movies and five original TV series released on the streaming service in the first year. They plan to invest up to $35 million for each original series with up to 10 episodes per season.
Anything R-rated will be moved to Hulu once Disney owns a majority of Hulu. Marvel shows and movies will not be coming to Disney+. According to Deadline, they will stay with Netflix for the foreseeable future.
The new Disney+ streaming service will launch with big names like High School Musical and Monsters Inc. There will be an original Star Wars-branded title and movies including 3 Men and a Baby, Sword and the Stone, and Timmy Failure.
We also recently learned that Disney will be making three Star Wars shows. One will be animated giving a final season to the Clone Wars and there will be two live action Star Wars shows.
Disney did announce that the service will be ad-free. Meaning you will be able to stream your favorite shows without interruption.
This is all we know about Disney’s new streaming service. It does look like Disney plans to use their new service as a kid-friendly streaming service with Hulu being the place that offers content aimed at adults. With that said, how much of the Disney catalog that will be streaming on Disney+ is still unknown.
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