Even before its launch, Disney’s streaming service is making news. In today’s news, it looks like the new streaming service will be “substantially cheaper” than Netflix, more so after Netflix’s price increase. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, the reasoning behind this move has to do with the fact that Disney will have a lot less content than Netflix.
“We’ve given a lot of thought to pricing. I can’t get specific with you yet, because we haven’t determined it yet,” said Iger. “It will be substantially below Netflix because we’ll have substantially less volume.”
Despite not having a name, the Disney streaming service will hit the ground running with original programming. There are four in the works coming from properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, High School Musical and Monsters Inc. That’s not a lot out of the gate. Disney will have “over 500 films from the Disney library … in addition to around 7,000 episodes of Disney TV” though. There are also plans to add more original content in the future.
“I don’t want to say we’re going to walk before we run, but production will ramp up over time with spending,” Iger said.
This suggests that the price will rise eventually. There have also been rumors circulating the internet that suggest Netflix’s ties with Marvel will come to an end. Rumors suggest Disney removing its Marvel catalog off of Netflix once their agreement ends. Shows that include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, the Punisher, and Luke Cage, will make their way to Disney’s service after. Though questions have come up on how the dark nature of the TV universe will fit into Disney’s streaming service.
Though, the Marvel TV universe is safe for the time being. Disney’s streaming service will debut in 2019. Disney will show off more of what the service has to offer in the year to come. We will keep you posted when it does.Source: Polygon