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We all remember the day like it was yesterday when Disney announced that they would be going out on their own way back when in August. For many this news came as astonishingly, horrible news as they either have someone in their family that enjoys the Disney movies or they, themselves watch the Disney affiliated titles.
When Disney announced that they would be taking all of their affiliates with them to their own streaming service in 2019, Netflix viewers were extremely put out. On top of this news and the price hike that Netflix has decided to make, Netflix isn’t doing too well with their viewers at the moment.
Disney’s company chairman and CEO Bob Iger had something to say about the dissolution.
“I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is. That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume. It’ll have a lot of high quality because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we’ve talked about. But it’ll simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that,” Iger said.
“There’s a gigantic potential Disney customer base out there that we’re going to seek to attract with pricing that is commensurate with or that balances the quality of the brands and franchises that are in there, but also takes into account the volume. And that will give us an opportunity to grow in volume and to have the pricing over time reflect the added volume as this product ages.” He continued.
While the service has not been named yet, it has been distinguished that the price of the streaming service will be substantially less than the cost of a Netflix subscription. Bob Iger or any other member of the company has not released information stating that it will be less than the current price or around the same price that it is now, 9.99 before the price increase coming in December, or if the price will rival the current price.
When it comes to content on Disney’s unnamed streaming service, there will be a ton less content to watch, but the content will be quality content, original to the Disney streaming service.
What do you think of the Disney streaming service that will be brought to you in 2019? Will you utilize the service in addition to Netflix? Will you cancel your Netflix service and go strictly with Disney?