Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs

Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs

In addition to the expected Disney movies, you'll have access to Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic films and shows, as well as content from the freshly acquired 20th Century Fox.

Disney announced that its Disney+ SVOD service would cost $6.99 per month, almost half the price of Netflix's standard $13 monthly plan, at its 2019 Investor Day on Thursday.

Update: Disney has confirmed that Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month.

Disney today said it anticipates a rollout to regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America within the next two years.

Analysts have been sanguine about Netflix's rising subscription prices, which haven't seriously dented its 60 million-strong US customer base.

Movies and TV series will be available in up to 4K HDR picture quality.

Will Disney+ have offline viewing?

For more on Disney+, be sure to check out the links below and stay tuned through Stars Wars Celebration for more news on The Mandalorian and more.

Content will be divided into sections as seen in the user interface demonstration video below.

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With so many properties under its umbrella, Disney had to find a way to make all of that content easy to find.

Within the first year, Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man and The Wasp will also be available. Think services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu - which Disney owns a majority stake in - and of course the yet-to-launch Apple TV.

Just before Disney+ launches in November, the company will blow up the Disney Vault.

The Mouse House, as Disney is known, will join the market at a time when audiences are facing a host of choices, and monthly bills, for digital entertainment. New and current Marvel cast members will be lending their voices to the series, which means even if you will no longer see them on the MCU, you can see them reprise their roles in animated form. The Silicon Valley upstart has amassed 139 million customers worldwide since it began streaming 12 years ago.

- “Were extremely excited about our growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings.

"Our brands serve a broad array of consumers across all the world", said Kevin Mayer, chairman, direct-to-consumer and global, at a company event in Burbank, California on Thursday. Yesterday evening at an investor presentation in Burbank, California, we got the first solid details about the service, its scheduling, and pricing. The company has previously announced that it is planning to expand Hulu internationally but exact launch plans have yet to be disclosed. The launch library was described as robust, consisting of content such as Magic of the Animal Kingdom, 30 seasons of The Simpsons, and 500 films including family friendly Fox classics. Disney already has a kid-focused streaming service called Disney Life, which is likely to close as Disney+ becomes available in each territory.

At the minute, there's a lot of talk about Disney+ destroying Netflix, and all the Netflix subscribers kicking the streaming service to the curb and signing up for Disney+, which launches on November 12, 2019. Will you be signing up? Each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

Disney and Pixar screened unseen footage of upcoming films "Frozen II" and "Toy Story 4", which would appear on Disney+ immediately after their theatrical windows later this year. Disney+ will be the home for a live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, a High School Musical TV series, and a show based on the 1993 movie The Sandlot. Disney also provided the first look at the movie in the form of a still image and it features real dogs.

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