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Digital streaming is taking the entertainment industry in a bold, new direction. It has had a immense influence on the way we consume content, especially when it comes to television and film. Certainly, binge watching was not really a mainstream thing before streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime became market leaders in the entertainment industry. Now, it seems like every major company in this industry is trying to get in on the act. Disney, for instance, are one company who are laying the foundations to release a streaming service of their own.
New Details About Disney’s Streaming Service
A report by Deadline provides us with some new information about what Disney is planning for its streaming service. For one, the biggest yet most unsurprising news is that no R-rated content will be available to watch on this streaming service. Clearly, first and foremost, Disney is a business which has family at its heart. Its own streaming service would be unlikely to have content on it that would go against this principle. Hence, once Disney acquires Hulu from Fox, R-rated content will be shown on that streaming service instead.
The launch of Disney’s streaming service will initially focus on the United States with intentions to then make it available in overseas countries. It will be released in the U.S. in Autumn 2019 and the Marvel television shows that are currently on Netflix will be kept on Netflix for the time being. They may move back to Disney in the future. Still, if they do, expect them to be available to watch on Hulu with the rest of the R-rated content.
Original content is also a big focus for Disney with this streaming service. Indeed, within the first year of release, Disney intends to launch four of five original films as well as five original TV shows on it. A strong possibility exists that one of these original television shows will compete with the likes of Westworld when it comes to budgets. That sounds exciting and proves that Disney is taking this venture incredibly seriously.
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