NEWS: Disney+ Streaming Service: First Details Announced.

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    1. AVForums

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      Just hurry up and take my money damn it!
       
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      So... I don't get Disney movies in 4k on Apple coz they want subscribers for Disney+, Netlix for some reason don't make available the 4k version when a 4k enabled movie is available for streaming, Amazon sucks at 4k content....
      In no way I will subscribe to every service just to watch what I like, corporate bosses are like kids, it's mine, it's mine you can't have it, can't hold it, can't distribute it etc.
      And they say piracy is to blame for all the "problems" in the industry, not bad movies and poor decisions.
       
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      Will it be that Disney+
      have there own streaming service for there movies Pay !

      Paramount then have there own streaming service Pay !

      Sony have there on streaming service Pay !

      Warner Brothers do the same Pay !

      CBS do the same Pay !

      and and .........

      A lot of Direct Debits i see coming soon
      As the way we watch / stream in the future .........
       
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      I think Anna Kendrick would appreciate the correct spelling of her name.

      I guess these companies really believe austerity is over and even the masses can afford multiple subs over the basics.
       
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      So bored of this being referred to as a Netflix killer, etc. The content announced is okay, but not amazing. Fans will already own star wars and marvel films, pixar films, etc. The new series they are planning appear to be short running one off series, not ongoing multi season affairs. If it's true everything will be family friendly that will put some people off; netflix and amazon offer content for all ages and various interests.

      I'm not against this at all and will probably give it a look but why should rivals be worried? I cannot imagine many people ditching an existing subscription for this, they'll just have it as well.
       
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      Is this even coming to the UK when they see fit not to bless us with movies anywhere or any digital copies with discs anymore?
       
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      Where the services launches in the US late 2019, I don't think the UK for a few months later. I'll just VPN it.

      It won't be a Netflix killer per se, but nobody can deny the strength of the IP they will have, which will pull people in.

      I think the eventual plan is for Hulu to launch over here too which will cater with the older content they are getting from Fox and then a discount issued if your subscribe to both services
       
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      What platform will it run on? I can’t see it appearing on Amazon hardware for sure. I suppose that Roku will carry it, but I doubt if it would surface on the likes of Freeview Play. Expecting people to revert to using browsers won’t work, and app-based viewing on tablets is hardly a great cinematic experience. There’s nothing in the line-up to tempt me, as things stand.

      Clem
       
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      All Disney have said so far is AppleTV and IOS devices. I think Game consoles would be a cert too but I agree they need to get a deal in place with Freeview/Freesat for their boxes.

      Disneys Hulu app is on Amazon devices in the US, so I think this service will too
       
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      Looking at the bigger picture, this could throw up problems for Sky TV's new owners, CommCast. The Sky movies deal with the major studios is to be renegotiated in 2020. Disney didn't manage to buy Sky and so, coupled with the new streaming service, they may not play nicey-nice with their ball when it comes to having premium content on Sky, compared to a direct to consumer streaming service.
       
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      I'd have thought there was more money in licensing films to sky than putting them straight on their streaming service? If they did that it would impact the sales of those films on disc and digital.
       
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      It's certainly a possibility. At minimum, SKY will probabaly loose exclusivity on all Disney/ Fox content and the Disney app gets first dibs on everything.

      They're pulling all their content from other services like Netflix as they are more direct completion. Disney have stated in every earning call that they will stick with traditional TV providers if it makes financial sense so I think it's more of that Comcast/SKY will have to get their wallets out.

      If Disney did pull everything, that would be a massive blow to SKY. Disney have already agreeed for all new FX shows to go exclusively on BBC already, so it doesn't seem like Disney may want to move away from PAY TV
       
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      'I think' the plan is that when a movie releases a week or two digitally before the disc is released, the movie would also be on Disneys streaming service the same day and then the disc versions will follow.

      They've said countless times that they don't want to change the current formula too much. They love releasing at the cinema (which soon they have over 40% of the total box office) and then home releases about 16 weeks later
       
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      Not really worried about the films be that MCU , Star Wars or Disney animation as I'd prefer these on disc if worth purchasing. For me it will be about original content on the service and the quality of that original content.

      I can certainly see even more major mergers or takeovers of the big players , who will eat who though.
       
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      Sony Pictures are most likely to be bought out but Disney have got everyone they wanted in their portfolio who they set out to get years ago. Fox they kinda stumbled across too.

      I don't think Disney would be allowed to buy anyone else out under law
       
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      Which law? The US doesn’t have the same regulations on this as the UK
       
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      I believe it's to do with competition act. By buying Fox, Disney have 40% of the box office and quite a monopoly. Insiders don't think Disney would be able to take on any further acquisitions.

      I'm not 100% on that though
       
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      Antitrust law maybe I guess
       
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      How long before Disney realise that Netflix's appeal isn't because they host Disney content, but is due to the fact that they also host content from a multitude of other resources as well. I can't see me signing up to Disney as well as Netflix just to get access to just Disney stuff. I'm of the opinion that either Disney are stupid or that they think consumers are? THere's only som much any one can afford to fork out for each month and most people will go with the options that give them the greater variety.

      At least Netflix have the option of streaming content sourced externally. Disney now have to repeatedly hit centre target with everything they start hosting or they'll run aground and lose subscribers.

      I'm pretty sure Disney make a profit from what they sell to Netflix and I'm therefore pretty sure that this is based purely upon greed and Disney's belief that they'll make as much as Netflix by going alone? This is obviously formulated by some guy in a suit who probably never watches TV and just looks at the bottom line on spreadsheets.
       
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      Personally I can see me jumping from Netflix to Disney. Need to see what 4K they offer along with content.
       
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      Some of the Fox content like everything to do with National Geographic are going to this streaming service too so that broadbens its appeal.

      I don't think Disney intent to just release this app and kill off Netflix. What happened was Disney did their deal with Netflix a few years ago for all their latest content to be on Netflix (this was when Disney was interested in buying Netflix)

      They saw the numbers and how many people watch the Disney content in comparison to how much they get from Netflix and decided they are far better off doing it themselves. They've said also, that it will be cheaper than Netflix because they won't have as much quantity and they get that.

      Netflix's problem is that if other studios like Paramount and Warner eventually pull their content too because they make more $$$$ doing it themselves, it is Netflix's original content going to be enough. Also the burn rate of cash which Netflix is going through ATM isn't sustainable IMO

      In terms of 4K, I think this service will stick to 1080p like their ESPN app in the US. 4K they'll rather make the huge premium on discs
       
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      Probably a part reason why Netflix are hocking themselves to the eyeballs to fill the gaps in.
       
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      Looking at my spending habits for discs, I buy pretty much everything under the Disney umbrella at this point (MCU/Star Wars/Classics/Pixar) with digital for everything else.

      Ultimately I know I'm going to want to check out the various shows they're looking to create (the Loki one being the main draw for me personally) so they have my money as it stands.

      How many hoops I'll have to go through in order to watch it will be another matter.
       
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      Agreed, variety is the key to keeping an audience along with having your own must watch content that can't be found on any other service. Disney's content is literally Disney's animated films, their live action remakes, Marvel's film, Pixar films and Star Wars films. 90% of which we have all seen and owned, sometimes on several formats already. This service holds no interest for me.
       
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      This is the current list of Original content Disney are making for the service, Hence why it's not launching for another year.


      Made-for-Streaming-Movies
      • Magic Camp
      • Noelle
      • Timmy Failure
      • Lady and the Tramp
      • Stargirl
      • Togo
      • 3 Men and a Baby
      • Don Quixote
      • Father of the Bride
      • Flora & Ulysses
      • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
      • The Paper Magician
      • The Parent Trap
      • Peter Pan
      • The Sword in the Stone

      Series..
      • High Fidelity
      • High School Musical: The Musical
      • Ink & Paint
      • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7)
      • The Mandalorian
      • Untitled ABC Studios docuseries
      • Untitled live-action Falcon and Winter Soldier limited series from Marvel Studios
      • Untitled live-action Loki limited series from Marvel Studios
      • Untitled live-action Scarlet Witch limited series from Marvel Studios
      • Untitled Rogue One prequel series
      • Untitled Mighty Ducks series
      • Untitled Monsters, Inc. series
      • Untitled Muppets series
       
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      What always gets me is that they don't know or care that this fragmentation of the industry is going to lead to the inexorable rise in piracy (again). You would have thought that the music industry would have taught them that people want a single service that meets just about all their needs for one flat fee. What people absolutely definitely do NOT want is having to subscribe to more than a couple of services at most to get a broad range of content.

      It's going to be a rocky few years for consumers while this all shakes out but I can guarantee that piracy will increase in the mean time as a result. Who in the hell is going to go to the hassle, let alone the expense, of signing up to all these services just to watch the odd bit of TV these days is beyond me.

      G
       
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      There is nothing there that remotely interests me. It's most certainly not a Netflix killer for me.

      Obviously if the other major studio's start withdrawing content from Netflix, then it may become an issue. But as a few have said, how many subscriptions can one person have? The suits must realise that, or they are dumber than we give them credit for!
       
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      People pirating will probably do it anyway. Netflix worry me in the way they are borrowing and not doing anything great apart from one or two titles. Hardly the arbiter of all things streaming. I would rather a few choices than two choices.
       

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