Published: Mon, April 15, 2019

Disney reveals launch date of its streaming service, read details

Disney reveals launch date of its streaming service, read details

Disney+ will launch in the USA in November, priced at $6.99 a month (Netflix's most popular plan is $10.99), followed by rapid global expansion.

The company had started developing potential shows and many of them hails from Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel.

The company said the viewers would be able to watch its content on Disney+ after paying a subscription fee of United States dollars 6.99 per month.

Disney+ will combine offerings from powerhouse brands including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars with content from Hulu and sports network ESPN.

Meanwhile, we also got confirmation of the rumoured What If.? animated series, which will explore alternate scenarios and situations from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with an episode which imagines what would have happened had Peggy Carter became Captain America. Which Marvel character do you hope gets their own Disney+ show?

Tom Hiddleston's reaction came back in November when they first announced that a Loki series was being developed for Disney+.

Though much more pronounced, the jump was also reminiscent of Disney's immediate rise in late 2017, when it first announced it would acquire most the assets of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX)(NASDAQ: FOXA).

Of this first batch of announcements, I'm most excited about What If?

"We're extremely excited about our growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings", said Kevin Mayer, Disney's chairman of direct-to-consumer and global content. "As we demonstrated today, with Disney+ we will deliver extraordinary entertainment in innovative ways to audiences around the world", said Kevin Mayer, chair of Disney's direct-to-consumer efforts.

So how will the product itself work?

The Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan took to Instagram to show off the new logo for his upcoming Disney+ show Falcon and Winter Soldier.

Other original content will include the National Geographic docuseries The World According to Jeff Goldbum; Monsters at Work, an animated spinoff of Monsters, Inc.; Be Our Chef, a Disney-themed cooking competition program; and Lady and the Tramp, a retelling of the 1955 animated classic. Users will have the ability to create custom provides where they'll receive personalized recommendations based on past experiences and preferences. An unprecedented amount of content will also be available to fans for offline viewing.

In the end, however, it's clear that Disney believes its streaming plans would not have come to fruition without the help of Fox. Will you sign up at the $6.99 price point?

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