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Disney’s Upcoming Streaming Service Is Set To Take Content From Netflix

Disney has shared its earnings report for the quarter that ended on 29 September 2018, providing more information on its much anticipated upcoming streaming service.

The massive media company’s online streaming service will be named Disney Plus, and its launch is expected to be in the second half of 2019.

The audiences will be thrilled to learn that Disney Plus will feature a diverse selection of Disney-owned content, from much-loved existing shows to new exclusive original shows such as a Thor spin-off centered around Loki, a brand new High School Musical film, and an exciting prequel to Rogue One.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is expected to make its return as an exclusive show on the streaming platform, with a fresh new season of the series being launched for the very first time in five years.

The launch of this streaming platform is expected to add an exciting element of competition to the streaming services industry. Already, Netflix stands to be affected as Disney will be pulling some of its content from the leading streaming giant.

This means that with the launch of Disney Plus, Netflix subscribers might lose access to the very popular Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel content, including a significant number of TV series and movies which have become beloved shows on the platform.
The CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings has expressed that he is looking forward to going toe-to-toe with Disney when it launches its streaming platform next year.
Even though Disney Plus has already been nicknamed “Netflix Killer” by some, Hastings is adamant that Netflix is unshaken.
Hastings said that Netflix had been competing with Amazon for the past ten years so healthy competition is not something new and is welcomed with open arms.

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