Our eyes are peeled on the Disney streaming service launch. We have been following it since its infancy. First rumbling of this service came last year when Disney announced that it would no longer share content with Netflix past 2019. From there, the house that the Mouse built confirmed that they planned on creating their own streaming service.
Since that announcement, speculation has run rampant. When will the streaming service drop? Will it have new content? Will they share with other streaming services, like they have done with Hulu?
Well, we have some answers and Hulu is involved. Disney plans on becoming majority investor with Hulu and will move any and all R-rated content under the Disney umbrella to that platform only.That means Marvel content will not be on the Disney app.
The Disney streaming service will have up to five new original movies and five new television series in their first year’s rollout. They plan on investing upwards of $35 million per original series with the shows getting the green light for 10 episodes.
Disney plans to have four to five original movies and five original TV series released on the streaming service in the first year. Disney plans to invest up to $35 million for each original series with up to 10 episodes per season.
As far as what original content will be there, something Star Wars related is confirmed to be in the works.
Lastly, the price point. We aren’t sure of the exact price yet, but it will be somewhere in between $5 and $10 a month. No matter what, it’s almost confirmed that the price will not exceed $10.