Disney's Streaming Service Will Cost 'Substantially' Less than Netflix

Kelvin Reese
November 11, 2017

Disney's new streaming service might look like a rival to Netflix, but really, it's just a new friend.

Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger announced the "Star Wars" news during the company's quarterly earnings call.

Mr. Iger also provided some information on pricing for the service, saying it will be "substantially below" that of Netflix Inc. because it will start with "substantially less volume".

Macquarie hoped for more clarity on 2018, and has raised its price target to $100 (current price is $105.38).

Before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, George Lucas and Rick McCallum had been working a live action TV series with the title Star Wars: Underworld. At this time we do not know what time period the show will be set in.

As for all the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel movies now on Netflix, stream them while you still can.

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Mr Spacey and surrogates have not specifically addressed any other allegations since Mr Spacey responded to Mr Rapp's accusation . Since then, other allegations have surfaced and the Oscar-winning star said he is seeking " evaluation and treatment ".

For the quarter ended September 30, Disney reported earnings of $1.07 a share, excluding some items, missing the $1.14 average of analysts' estimates. Netflix keeping the series they helped to create makes sense, but will Disney allow them to make future seasons of shows like Jessica Jones and The Punisher, or license out new characters for said spinoffs?

Content Filtering: The service will not feature "R" rated content. Other programs planned for the new Disney platform include an adaptation of the Monster, Inc. films, as well as a show based on the popular High School Musical series. "We can't wait to continue with this new series of films". Marvel's New Warrior could be one of the many series to come to the Disney streaming service. The Fox deal would've given Disney control of a large portion of Fox's TV shows, which Disney would've then presumably moved over to their upcoming streaming service.

Where will it be available?

It's unclear how this will affect DisneyLife, Disney's own subscription service in the United Kingdom - where you cannot only watch the studio's movies and TV shows on demand and streamed to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs, as well as gain access to an extensive library of eBooks, audio books, and music. This will launch before the entertainment-focused service rolls out.

Netflix now offers three different subscription tiers to USA subscribers: a basic plan for $7.99 a month, a premium plan at $10.99, and an ultra premium plan for $13.99.

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