Disney Unveils Upcoming Netflix Competitor to Cost $6.99 Per Month

By Paul Riegler on 12 April 2019
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IMG_1559 (2)The Walt Disney Company revealed detailed information about its new streaming service that will be available in November of this year.

The new Disney+ service will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, and will include original programming in addition to programming from Marvel Studios and the company’s “Star Wars” franchise.

Disney+ will be available on smartphones and smart TVS via service-specific apps worldwide.

“We will deliver extraordinary entertainment in innovative ways to audiences around the world,” said Kevin Mayer, who heads up the direct-to-consumer division of the company.

At launch it will have over 7,500 television episodes and 25 episodic series along with over 100 recent movies. It will also have all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” online as well as “The Sound of Music,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Disney also said the service will introduceover 25 original series and ten original films, documentaries and specials in the first year in addition to other content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic.

The 96-year-old company told investors Thursday that it should reach at least 60 million paid subscribers by 2024.

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