Disney+, if you haven't heard, is The Walt Disney Company's on-demand streaming service, and it's been confirmed for launch on 12th November 2019 in the United States, with other countries to follow.
Disney promises that it will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials within the first year.
During the Disney Investor Day 2019 presentation, the company officially announced several of the previously rumored Marvel TV series.
Disney announces price and date of new streaming service
This original content will come from 'some of the industry's most prolific and creative storytellers, ' the company said. Toy Story-based projects Forky Asks a Question , an animated short series, and the short film Lamp Life .
While all eyes are on live-action shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Feige also teased the animated series Marvel's What If...? "These will be both new and continuing stories, and one of the things we're most excited about is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we're producing and are features on the big screen".
Disney is raising the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally.
If I add Disney+ - the new Star Wars TV series makes it really tempting - my bill will balloon up to $69 per month. Not a bad price for a streaming service; for comparison's sake, the basic Netflix package costs $8.99 per month; way to undercut, Disney.
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The advertising-free service will be launched in the autumn in more than 100 countries worldwide, and will focus on original programming.
Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney's direct-to-consumer unit, immediately revealed Disney will "likely" offer all its subscription services - which includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (Disney has a controlling stake in Hulu, thanks to its 21st Century Fox acquisition) - for one price as part of a bundle.
Netflix Inc. lost as much as $8 billion in market capitalization in a few minutes of trading on Walt Disney Co.'s news of its upcoming - and cheaper - rival streaming service.
The Disney+ service will be available on gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs, and will adjust to the best possible high definition viewing experience based on a subscriber's available bandwidth, with support for up to 4K HDR video playback.
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At the top of the Disney+ homepage is the "hero carousel", a section that will host Disney+ originals, films and series. Everything won't be ready to watch on day one of Disney+, but there will be more than enough content available.