Disney to launch its own streaming service2017-08-09 15:23 by Daniela
Tags: Disney, Netflix
Disney has recently announced that it plans to pull all its movies from Netflix and to launch its own streaming service for its Disney and Pixar brands in 2019.
The new platform will be the home for all Disney movies going forward, starting with the 2019 theatrical slate which includes "Toy Story 4," "Frozen 2," and the upcoming live-action "The Lion King." It will also be making a "significant investment" in exclusive movies and television series for the new platform.
Disney currently has a deal that lets Netflix stream old Disney movies, as well as ones that have recently been in theaters. That deal expires near the end of 2019, and covers new Disney movies that appear in theaters through the end of 2018. That means Netflix will have the right to show Disney movies that have already come out this year, like "Cars 3," as well as ones on tap for 2017, like "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
The company will also launch an ESPN video streaming service in early 2018, including MLB, NHL and MLS content.
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