Disney Joining the Streaming Service Battle

Disney reveals that its streaming service will cost $6.99 a month, starting in November. Would you subscribe?

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We are in the age of television and movie streaming services to the point that the market has become saturated due to the presence of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. And to make it more congested, we had a recent arrival of DC Universe (an online service for everything DC Comics related from movies and tv shows- animated and live action- to comics), and are expecting additions from Apple and Warner Bros.

But, instead of scaring Disney CEO Bob Iger away, the crowded market appears to have, instead, motivated him to throw his hat into the ring and opt to act as a family-friendly alternative to the competition.

Starting this November, Disney will be launching their very own streaming service, Disney+, for $6.99/month built around their properties of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm, and the assets they recently acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox, such as National Geographic.

This means, if you wanted to watch some classic animated movies with your favorite female princess or some of the newer top animated movies such as The Incredibles and Wreck-It Ralph franchises, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, etc., you would have to subscribe. What about live-action classics such as That’s So Raven or your favorite Marvel movies? Only on Disney+. What about Star Wars? Same.

But beyond shows and movies that have already been created, the iconic company will also be producing original content as well. They are creating Marvel spinoff series focusing on Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Vision and Scarlett Witch, respectively, along with a new live-action Star Wars TV series.

And now that Disney owns assets from 21st Century Fox due to their merger, they should have Fox titles such the X-Men, Malcolm in the Middle, and The Simpsons in the library. A Sandlot TV series that is supposed to act as a sequel to the 1993 cult classic, The Sandlot is being produced by Fox and is expected to air on Disney+ as well.

“Every Disney title will need to guarantee an audience, but with the entirety of Disney and Fox’s library to choose from, that’s very achievable,” said Richard Cooper, research director at Ampere Analysis.

However, do not expect the complete library from day one because these things always require baby steps. That is why you should assume the initial library to be somewhat limited as they slowly grow and add on more content. That is what the DC Universe did and continues to do.

In its first year, Disney+ is expected to have 7,500 episodes of current and past TV shows along with 500 movies. In comparison, Netflix has 47,000 TV episodes and 4,000 movie titles. But by 2024’s fiscal year, they project adding on “120 recent movie releases and more than 500 library films; over 10,000 TV episodes; and more than 50 original series and ten original films and specials.”

Eventually, you may find yourself paying an average of $100 per month for ten different streaming services, according to a 2017 Deloitte report because of a wide variety of content available. It’s a madhouse. You can read more about this story on the New York Post.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Disney reveals that its streaming service will cost $6.99 a month, starting in November. Would you subscribe?

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