Disney Plus is a new streaming service that the studio is working on to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. We already know Disney has terminated its contracts with Netflix and have started pulling other properties off its service to prepare for the Disney Plus launch. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, that the new service will include Disney’s entire film library.
That news could pull many subscribers in at launch as Disney films are among the most popular out there. As Polygon points out, Disney’s catalog goes back to 1920 and includes classics like Dumbo and Snow White and extends to modern day movies like Frozen and Zootopia. Disney has also had a history of making certain titles available on home video for a limited time but with Disney Plus, that practice will go away.
“The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon afterDisney CEO Bob Iger
launchit will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a ‘vault’ and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we’re producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded.”
Disney Plus is most likely going to have a plethora of content loved by millions. The company not only owns Disney but they also own the properties listed below:
- Marvel Entertainment
- History Channel
- A&E Network
- Lifetime Network
- ABC TV
- Touchstone Pictures
- The Muppets properties
If Disney is showing Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, Disney, and Pixar content on Disney Plus, you can bet the interest from users is going to be high. It will be interesting to see how well the service performs and how many subscribers they get in their first month.Source: Polygon