Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and started playing its cards this week. Thursday, in a three-hour event, Disney revealed the release date, the price,planned for its competitor Netflix.
At one-day investors in the company's studios, Buena Vista, California, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, presented a presentation featuring demonstrations of the Disney Plus app, Trailers and behind-the-scenes footage of his exclusive shows such as the Star Wars television series.. He even threw a new for good measure.
Much of the original premium programming planned for Disney Plus relies on the company's big budget franchises such as Marvel and Star Wars. Some shows – like the live-action,The Mandalorian – have completed the shoot and will be available at launch. Other Marvel products, such as a show based on and WandaVision with , will debut in second grade.
Oh, and every episode of the Simpsons too.
(CNET has aof all the titles that Disney has confirmed will be on its streaming service at launch.)
Is the Disney Plus streaming service profitable? The details we know so far are below, but basically: if you're a parent or you like Star Wars or Marvel movies, you may find yourself considering another subscription before the end of l & # 39; year.
What is the Disney streaming service?
The Disney Plus streaming service will be a contender forlike Netflix. The ads are free and customers pay a monthly fee to access an extensive library of content inherited from Disney and Fox, as well as new exclusive TV shows, movies, and documentaries.
Other Disney-Hulu and ESPN Plus sports streaming services will run on the same technology platform so you can subscribe with the same password and credit card information. Disney provides that the three individual subscriptions are individual subscriptions, but it is said that it is likely to bundle them at a lower price.
Hulu will be the place where Disney broadcasts more products for adults. For example, Hulu is the venue for a new collection of adult animated series from Marvel, and it's probably there that Deadpool-type content will now live as Disney is the owner of Fox. Hulu will continue to broadcast the content of three of the broadcast networks and its own original series, asand . (ESPN Plus will clearly focus on the sport.)
Disney Plus will include all Disney rates for families and a large part of its audience. It will contain content specific to Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm (so, Star Wars), Pixar and National Geographic. And, outside of these traditional categories, he will also feature the 30 seasons of the Simpsons, a new feather from Fox's takeover.
When is the release date?
You wait even longer than Avengers: Endgame for that. Disney announced its launch on November 12th.
The timing is strategically smart. On the one hand, Disney Plus can be grafted onto the marketing of all of Disney's big-budget movies released for the holiday season – Frozen 2 hits theaters Nov. 22 and Star Wars: Episode IX will be released Dec. 20.
But Netflix has also shown that it is during the last two months of the year that it tends to attract some of its most important listeners.The film was broadcast on December 21st. Bright, his fantastic detective film starring Will Smith, was the company's most-watched movie before Bird Box. It was published on December 13th.
How much will it cost?
Disney said the service will cost $ 7 a month, or $ 70 a year. Its price is lower than Netflix's $ 13 monthly rate for its most popular US plan, which lets you simultaneously stream two different devices in high definition.
Disney's chief financial officer, Christine M. McCarthy, suggested that Disney Plus rates could increase as the service progresses, with $ 7 a month being called "initial" fees. The company also indicated that it was likely that Disney Plus would be associated with Hulu and ESPN Plus, which would allow it to benefit from a discount if you subscribe to two or three of its streaming options. .
A long time ago, in 2017, Mr. Iger pointed out that the price would reflect the "fact that its volume will be much lower" than its competitor Netflix. While Disney has time to infuse more exclusives and originals into Disney Plus, it's a safe bet that the company will begin to gradually increase its price.
What gadgets will broadcast it?
Disney Plus will support streaming on phones, tablets, computers, connected TVs and streaming media boxes, the company said. The company specifically called for support for Roku TVs and Playstation 4. Its presentation slides included photos from Chromecast, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, but the company has not yet confirmed these devices. But, in general, the company's goal is to have broad support for Disney Plus by launching in November.
Shows and movies: What will I be able to watch?
Disney Plus will include content from the Disney brand itself, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic. It will also incorporate Fox's programming – the 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be on Disney Plus from the first day, and other titles like The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride and Malcolm in the Middle will join him in the first year. .
Disney Plus will be the only place where you'll be able to show all of Disney's theatrical releases, starting with Captain Marvel at launch and the rest of his 2019 catalog later. Frozen 2, for example, will air on the service next summer, after its theatrical release in November. Disney Plus will also host all of Pixar's film libraries, Star Wars and its hand-drawn classic animated film series. (Think Bambi, the lion king, Snow White, etc.)
And of course, the company develops a large selection of exclusive original series and films for the service.
Among the most important originals are The Mandalorian, a high-budget series starring Pedro Pascal featuring a premium hunting pistol that takes place five years after the Jedi Return events. A series of Star Wars prequel based onwill feature Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in the original film.
In addition, Disney offers three live action series featuring the stars of his blockbuster Avengers in his own shows: a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston; The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and WandaVision with Elizabeth Olsen in her role as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany in the reproduction of Vision.
Disney Plus will feature original documentaries, reality shows, competition series, backstage, nature and adventure titles, animated programming, and more.
Although all Disney movies are exclusively broadcast on Disney Plus, the company does not plan to launch any of its big budget movie films on the service. Contrary to Netflix's so-called day and date approach, which broadcasts most of its movies on the big screen and its streaming service at the same time, Disney plans to create its own tents, like those in its movie .to take their classes in the classroom before making them available with a digital subscription.
CNET also has a complete list of allconfirmed.
How will this affect Disney products on Netflix?
Disney will disappear for the most part from Netflix by the end of 2019.
Since 2016, Netflix is the first placewith a subscription. Thanks to this agreement, Netflix was the favorite place of the biggest American blockbusters of the last three years. The two best movies of 2017 and the best three movies of 2016 and 2018 were all from Disney, and Netflix was the perfect place to force-feed them all.
Butas traced his own competitor. From Disney's 2019 movie list, all these movies are for Disney Plus. That means , the first Disney movie released in theaters in 2019, will be the first film missed by Netflix. It also means that should be the final Disney movie that will have some sort of publication window on Netflix.
Marvel Defenders series of Netflix are complicated, however. Netflix has released five original series based on Defenders characters in partnership with Disney. In 2018, Netflix canceled three: Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Then in 2019,: The Punisher and Jessica Jones. Kevin Mayer, director of Disney Plus in charge of Disney Plus, said Disney Plus could possibly revive the canceled shows. But the terms of their initial contract could prevent Disney Plus from , according to a report.
A third and now final season of Jessica Jones is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2019. But after that, all we know about the future of these characters is the head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, teases the fans: form. But the only thing that is safe about this form at the moment: it does not concern Netflix.
What shows and movies do you want to see on Disney's streaming service? Place them in the comments section and we will continue to update this message with more information as it becomes available.
Originally published August 27, 2018 and updated as new information is revealed.