Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Disney to Start New Streaming Service in 2019, Netflix to Lose Content

Here's some good and bad news. Disney will be launching its own Disney-branded streaming service in 2019. 

All of the Disney's content on Netflix will be pulled from the streaming service and will be made exclusive to the Disney streaming service. The new service will be the subscription-on-demand home for Disney's theatrical releases from 2019 and beyond which include Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, and live-action Lion King and Mulan (I should probably start saving some coins for all the cinema tickets I'll be buying in 2019) 

Disney-produced shows on Netflix such as the Marvel franchise shows (e.g. Jessica Jones, Daredevil etc.) will continue to live on Netflix though Disney will invest in their own original content for their own streaming service.

 It was only a matter of time before studios began to pull out of the Netflix machine and fund services in which they reap all the benefits. Disney would be the first studio to do so because of their iconic brand and their extensive movie and TV library which contains some of the most iconic properties of all time. The idea of a Disney exclusive streaming service reminds of the Disney themed Sky Movies channel which launched several years ago. Though, Disney movies continue to air on other, non-Disney related channels. It will be interesting to see how this affects Netflix subscriptions, or whether it will affect the streaming giant at all.

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