Disney’s Streaming Service Will Cost Less Than Netflix
A whole new world of streaming is coming sooner than you think. Disney finally revealed a ton of new information about their new service, Disney+, including when it launches, what will be on it, and how much it’ll cost.
At an investor meeting on Thursday, Disney execs dropped a lot of deets about the service. First, we won’t have to wait too much longer, because Disney+ will debut November 12. And at $6.99, it’s less expensive than Netflix.
Since the company announced their plans to start its own streaming platform, it’s been canceling existing contracts with external partners like Netflix. All Disney-owned content will be moving to the new in-house service, which means we’ve seen a slow leak of animated and Pixar films leave the platform, as well as films in the Marvel universe, and the “Star Wars” franchise. In its deal with FOX, Disney has also acquired “The Simpsons” and 20th Century Fox titles including “The Sound of Music” and “Malcolm in the Middle,” which will be available on Disney+ according to Deadline.
Another good thing about the new platform is that the Disney Vault will cease to exist, and you won’t have to wait every few years for a few select DVDs to be released.
In terms of original content, Disney+ has shows already in the works. Expect to see a “High School Musical” series, a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, a documentary on Imagineers, and a delightful premise entitled “The World According to Jeff Goldblum.” Here’s the description:
Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new series. Each episode is centered around something we all love – like sneakers or ice cream – as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.
Sign us up. You can check out the full list of programming over on Deadline.