For all movie buffs and Disney fans, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Disney is all set to launch its direct-to-consumer streaming service in the United States on November 12, and it will start with a monthly streaming price of $6.99 per month, according to report by TechCrunch. This latest strategy will include Hulu, ESPN+ and Indian streaming service Hotstar.
The report further adds that the streaming service will be fully ad-free and will depend totally on the subscription fee for revenues. Disney’s direct-to-consumer chairman, Kevin Mayer said that the company also is planning to launch a bundle of Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ at a discounted price in the near future.
The team of Disney executives and Mayer also released the first look of the working prototype of Disney+, which looks like any other app, but they made it clear that the content will also be available to download, which the users can watch offline.
The main aim of the service is to highlight Disney’s existing portfolio of entertainment brands and the service will also contain separate sections for Disney animation, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic. The team emphasized the rich library of movie collection, but all these films will not be available at launch and many more will be added during the first two years of operations.
The streaming service will be available to stream through smart TVs, web browsers, on tablets and mobile devices, and game consoles, according to Mayer. Disney+ has also secured deals with Roku and Sony for availability on their respective platforms.
Mayer went on to announce a couple of new projects which include a series based around Avengers characters Falcon and Winter Soldier. Falcon and Winter Soldier join a list of a large number of projects under development including two confirmed projects focusing on Loki and Hawkeye.
The company plans to roll out across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America throughout 2021.