Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix

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by KK » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 pm

FT wrote:Walt Disney will launch a standalone ESPN sports streaming subscription next year and a separate video service for its films in 2019, neither of which will require a pay-television subscription.

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The Verge wrote:Disney will end its distribution deal with Netflix and launch its own streaming service, the company announced today. It intends to launch the service in 2019.

The Disney-branded streaming service will be the “exclusive home in the US for subscription-video-on-demand viewing,” and will kick off with films including Toy Story 4 and the sequel to Frozen. “Original movies, TV shows, [and] short-form content” will be added to the service, and it’ll be filled out with older movies from Disney and Pixar’s catalog and shows from Disney’s TV channels.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/8/16115 ... tflix-deal

Good job there's no contracts any more as it looks like there's going to be a lot of jumping between providers every month, which has its positives and negatives. If you're a TV hog, all these streaming services will probably work out more expensive than Sky satellite. I don't know how long Sky has Disney locked in over here.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:13 pm

Wonder what that means for the Marvel shows and Miramax films...

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Meep » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:15 pm

Does this mean the Marvel Netflix series will be discontinued?

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:30 pm

I'm not sure I watch anything they make.

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by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm

A bunch of the Netflix marvel shows just got renewed for additional seasons so I don't think those are ending anytime soon.

Everyone having their own streaming service is really bad for consumers though. You go from needing just one or two subscriptions to 5 or 6, all wanting the same money for less content.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Moggy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:55 am

Lagamorph wrote:Everyone having their own streaming service is really bad for consumers though. You go from needing just one or two subscriptions to 5 or 6, all wanting the same money for less content.


Yeah, the future looked like it was going to be a couple of streaming services with a ridiculous amount of content. What it will actually be is loads of streaming services with content spread amongst them and the cost of getting them all will make Sky look cheap.

Never mind, it just looks like we will all have to go back to full time piracy.

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by addsy0 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:22 am

Disney already have their own streaming service over here. It's called Disney Life and costs £4.99 a month. It includes pretty much every Disney movie and TV show ever made.

https://disneylife.com/


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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by captain red dog » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:28 am

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Everyone having their own streaming service is really bad for consumers though. You go from needing just one or two subscriptions to 5 or 6, all wanting the same money for less content.


Yeah, the future looked like it was going to be a couple of streaming services with a ridiculous amount of content. What it will actually be is loads of streaming services with content spread amongst them and the cost of getting them all will make Sky look cheap.

Never mind, it just looks like we will all have to go back to full time piracy.

Yep totally agree there, this is going to end up pushing everyone back to piracy as it will be far cheaper and likely less hassle in the long run.

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:30 am

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Lagamorph wrote:Everyone having their own streaming service is really bad for consumers though. You go from needing just one or two subscriptions to 5 or 6, all wanting the same money for less content.


Yeah, the future looked like it was going to be a couple of streaming services with a ridiculous amount of content. What it will actually be is loads of streaming services with content spread amongst them and the cost of getting them all will make Sky look cheap.

Never mind, it just looks like we will all have to go back to full time piracy.

Yep totally agree there, this is going to end up pushing everyone back to piracy as it will be far cheaper and likely less hassle in the long run.


That's a good point. Even forgetting the cost, it will be a massive pain the arse flicking between 20 different streaming apps to try and find the thing you are looking for. Much easier to just download it from a file sharing site.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Knoyleo » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:59 am

Lagamorph wrote:A bunch of the Netflix marvel shows just got renewed for additional seasons so I don't think those are ending anytime soon.

Everyone having their own streaming service is really bad for consumers though. You go from needing just one or two subscriptions to 5 or 6, all wanting the same money for less content.

But, but, but, I thought competition was supposed to be good for consumers.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:12 am

I'm a bit annoyed by this as my lad watching some of the Disney stuff on Netflix. It's not just the films, it's all the cartoon series that are on there. It's a lot of content. There's no way I'm subscribing to another service.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Rax » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:23 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I'm a bit annoyed by this as my lad watching some of the Disney stuff on Netflix. It's not just the films, it's all the cartoon series that are on there. It's a lot of content. There's no way I'm subscribing to another service.

Pretty much this. I realise these companies want to maximise their profits and all of that but if every movie studio and TV company has their own service it makes piracy attractive again. People will pay when its cheap and easy, they wont when its easier to pirate stuff. Clearly companies have learned the wrong lesson from the success of Netflix.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by KK » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:40 am

Basically what you have to do is subscribe to one service for a month, cancel, and then sub to somebody else. And so on and so forth.

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:43 am

KK wrote:Basically what you have to do is subscribe to one service for a month, cancel, and then sub to somebody else. And so on and so forth.


Or just pirate.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by KK » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:48 am

Yeah, but Ben Dover said he'd sue me if I fancied an Indian.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by Mafro » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:09 pm

Will this actually mean anything over here where Sky have the rights to everything under the sun?

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by addsy0 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Mafro wrote:Will this actually mean anything over here where Sky have the rights to everything under the sun?


Disney already have their own streaming service over here which contains their entire back catalogue.

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by DML » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:48 pm

addsy0 wrote:
Mafro wrote:Will this actually mean anything over here where Sky have the rights to everything under the sun?


Disney already have their own streaming service over here which contains their entire back catalogue.


It includes their animated movie back catalogue. Disney own a hell of a lot more than that.

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by Errkal » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:51 pm

addsy0 wrote:Disney already have their own streaming service over here. It's called Disney Life and costs £4.99 a month. It includes pretty much every Disney movie and TV show ever made.

https://disneylife.com/


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I sub to it, it's not bad. Good for the little one and wife to keep them happy.

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PostRe: Disney to launch its own streaming services and end relationship with Netflix
by addsy0 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:53 pm

DML wrote:
addsy0 wrote:
Mafro wrote:Will this actually mean anything over here where Sky have the rights to everything under the sun?


Disney already have their own streaming service over here which contains their entire back catalogue.


It includes their animated movie back catalogue. Disney own a hell of a lot more than that.


It also includes TV shows and live action movies.


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