Disney is Leaving Netflix and Starting Their Own Streaming Service
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Disney fans! Have you heard the news?
The Walt Disney company just announced this week that they are not going to renew their contract with Netflix when it ends in late 2018. That means that in a couple years there will no longer be Disney movies and TV shows on Netflix, instead they will be using their own Disney-branded streaming movie service.
Disney also has plans to release an ESPN-branded streaming service in 2018 that will offer around 10,000 sporting events for viewers each year, including MLB, MLH, college sports and more. Then, it will follow this model to create a streaming service for Disney and Pixar movies the following year.
“The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly anticipated movies.”
It is not yet determined whether Marvel movies will remain with Netflix, or if they will transfer as well. This streaming service is expected to be available for purchase directly through Disney and ESPN in app stores. For more information, head HERE.