Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix

Angelo Anderson
November 10, 2018

"The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

The Walt Disney Company will launch a "Disney+" streaming service in the United States late next year, boosting it with live-action shows spun from hit "Star Wars" and Marvel hero films.

Beyond that, we've heard about a few other shows in the works which will most likely appear on Disney+.

Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". It will feature content from Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar, so it will be the home for all of Marvel's superhero movies and Star Wars movies.

Disney announced fresh details of its family focused streaming service, including the new name - Disney+.

Bigger picture: Rumors have existed that Disney will bring Marvel characters to its Disney+ service. One of those is a Star Wars product that will bring back one of Rogue One's most beloved characters.

CEO Bob Iger revealed during yesterday's earnings call the company was working on multiple original series to fill out the Disney+ roster, all of which sound like they could be interesting in their own right.

Disney's 2019 releases will be included on Disney+ including Aladdin, starring Will Smith as the Genie, and The Lion King which stars Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba.

Iger said that even though Disney will need to respect Hulu minority shareholders Comcast and AT&T with respect to any decisions it makes for the service, he sees opportunity to ramp up investment in Hulu and potentially raise prices for the service.

In a following the Disney+ announcement, the company also released more information about some of the new content planned for the service.

Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the USA in January 2019, though no projected timeframe has been given for the service's arrival in other territories. If you ingest all of the Star Wars there is to consume (TV, comics, novels, games, etc.) you see that the picture of the Rebels was more complicated and hard than you initially thought upon that first viewing of Star Wars as a kid.

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