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Disney Ends Netflix Deal, Will Launch Own Streaming Service

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, August 09 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Disney Ends Netflix Deal, Will Launch Own Streaming Service

Disney's own service will go live in 2019.

Source: The Verge

Disney signed an exclusive streaming deal with Netflix in 2012, but that deal only went into effect in 2016, four years later. Now, Disney is announcing it will create its owns streaming service, set to launch in 2019. This is a bold move by Disney, while kneecapping Netflix.

Disney will begin to pull movies away from Netflix starting with its 2020 releases. This means Netflix will get Star Wars Episodes 7 and 8, but not 9. Netflix will continue its Marvel TV shows, though. Plus, Netflix acquired MillerWorld this week, so it'll have plenty of Marvel rip-off chararacters to focus on.

Disney's streaming service will be the "exclusive home in the US for subscription-video-on-demand viewing," starting with Toy Story 4 and the Frozen sequel. Other Disney properties will then be added from there. Disney will also be launching a streaming service for ESPN, but you already knew that didn't you.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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