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Disney Streaming Platform Set To Provide Competition to Netflix?

Disney Streaming Platform Set To Provide Competition to Netflix?

On-demand television has certainly become more convenient for us in recent years, providing us with many options such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and ITV Player – not to mention a few others focused around certain genres like sports and music. You no longer have to rush home from work to see some of your favourite TV series or movies, as it’s all available wherever, whenever!

2019 has seen a resurgence of Disney classic films such as Aladdin, Lion King, and Toy Story make their comeback on cinema screens around the world, providing a more modern-day feel to these animated classics. Disney recently revealed that their shares had reached an all-time high at 27% dropped 5% in after-hours trading to $135. 

Disney is set to introduce their streaming service in November, as they look to provide a library full of all-time classic movies, Disney Channel shows as well as non-fictional content for their viewing audience. This sounds like a dream for any Disney fanatic, right? Not only is Disney looking to launch a service featuring Disney classics, but they have also now taken control of video-on-demand service Hulu. As they now own Hulu, they will provide a bundled service charging $12.99 a month for Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu.

If you love Disney and sports, it looks like this is a match made in heaven. What will this mean for platforms such as Netflix which currently has 139 million subscribers? Could this be the start of a ‘streaming war’? There has been no confirmation as to when Disney + will be available for the UK, but we’re sure many of us hope it’s soon! 


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