Walt Disney Bundles 3 Streaming Services
Walt Disney is, at last, bundling its three streaming services. And this will only cost $12.99 per month.
On Tuesday, CEO Bob Iger stated during the earnings call that U.S. consumers would acquire Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu for below $15 per month. In addition to that, the most awaited bundle will be available after Disney+ launches on November 12.
Iger stated, “That bundle that we’re creating that $12.99 bundle where you can buy all three offers consumers tremendous volume, tremendous quality, and tremendous variety, for a good price.”
Aside from that, Disney +, a video streaming service, will draw on the deep catalog of the content of Disney. Also, a part of the service will be the new shows featuring favorite characters from Toy Story and Monsters Inc. to Marvel and Star Wars.
Disney’s Aquisition of Fox
Then, now that the Fox acquisition is complete, Walt Disney will put every episode of The Simpsons on the service on day one. Other shows included are The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride, and Malcolm in the Middle.
According to Iger, they are currently focusing on leveraging Fox’s huge library of great titles to continue in enriching the content mix on its DTC platforms. For instance, they might reimagine Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Moreover, Disney+ will include all Disney movies released in 2019 after its theatrical and home entertainment windows have closed. Also, Frozen II will exclusively be available on the platform by the summer of 2020.
Meanwhile, Disney+ will only cost $6.99 a month without the bundle, and $69.99 for one year.
Also, ESPN+ is part of the plan of Walt Disney to revive its sports network since it showed fast growth since its launching in the previous year. As of now, ESPN+ added as much as 2 million subscribers.
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