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Disney+: Here's what we know so far about the upcoming streaming service

8 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

Disney is bringing the full weight of its massive content library to its own streaming service in 2019. How will Disney+ compare to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Here's what we know so far.
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Disney+ will come with new Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar shows

Disney+ will come with new Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar shows

8 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Disney this week revealed details about its homegrown streaming service. It'll be called Disney+, and it'll be populated by new material in Disney's most popular franchises, including Marvel and Star Wars. At the moment, there's not much to the site except for a sign-up page where you can elect to receive updates. We do have a rough idea of what might be on it, given Disney announced over a year ago it'd be pulling its movies from rival platform Netflix - so one might reasonably assume the redoubtable Disney library will be the Disney+ jumping-off point. CEO Bob Iger revealed...
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Disney plans heavy investment in Hulu, wants more original series

Disney plans heavy investment in Hulu, wants more original series

8 days ago   |   By The Verge

Disney is gearing up to launch its own standalone streaming service next year, but that doesn't mean the company is giving up on another prominent streaming platform - Hulu.
Disney CEO Bob Iger addressed questions about Hulu's future during Disney's recent investors' earnings call , and he noted plans for expanding internationally while building up Hulu's original content slate. The company could see a much larger stake in Hulu following the company's acquisition of Fox. Iger told investors the company has no plans to abandon ship, and it wants to expand Hulu's presence as a streaming...
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Disney+ Streaming TV Service Sounds Absolutely Terrifying

Disney+ Streaming TV Service Sounds Absolutely Terrifying

8 days ago   |   By Geek

Most online people probably know this at this point, but there is a wide variety of television programming available to you even if you never want to touch cable in your life. Netflix,...
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Disney+ Streaming Service Detailed, Bringing New Marvel, Star Wars Series

Disney+ Streaming Service Detailed, Bringing New Marvel, Star Wars Series

8 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Disney's new streaming service will come online in late 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on a Disney earnings call, CNET reported. Iger also confirmed the service, dubbed Disney+, will come with new live-action shows in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars franchises. Disney+ will be the streaming home for Disney's various existing films and TV shows, which means much of that stuff will stop being available on services such as Netflix starting in 2019. But Disney+ also see an influx of its own original content to tempt subscribers away from the services they already use. The most...
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New Star Wars TV Show Coming As Prequel To Rogue One

8 days ago   |   By GameSpot

The second live-action Star Wars TV show for Disney+, Disney's upcoming streaming service, has been revealed. The series will focus on the adventures of Cassian Andor, the character played by Diego Luna in the movie Rogue One, and will go into production next year. Disney confirmed that Luna will reprise his role. The series will be set before the events of Rogue One, and is described by the studio as a "rousing spy thriller" that will "explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire." In a statement, Luna said: "Going...
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Facebook, Amazon, and Google could pose big problems for ESPN's streaming service, analyst says

Facebook, Amazon, and Google could pose big problems for ESPN's streaming service, analyst says

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Disney beat on both the top and bottom lines.
Management said it will continue to invest big in its sports channel ESPN and the network's new streaming service, ESPN+.
With more tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon bidding for top-tier sports stream rights, Disney's problem will occur in a few years, analyst says.
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Disney is spending big money on sports programming, and analysts say it could be a problem soon as tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon enter the sports-streaming world.
In Disney's quarterly results out Thursday, the company said its total...
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Disney Has Officially Named Their Streaming Service Disney+ and Here Are Some New Details

Disney Has Officially Named Their Streaming Service Disney+ and Here Are Some New Details

8 days ago   |   By GeekTyrant

A while ago, we were lead to believe the name of Disney's streaming service would be Disney Play , but then it was quickly noted that was not the official name. Now, we have the official name, are you ready? The streaming service will be called Disney+. That's not a terrible name at all. Disney+ will be home to a plethora of content from Disney including the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian and the Cassian Ardo show , new shows for the MCU starting with a show about Loki starring Tom Hiddleston , and the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. Some of the other projects...
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