"These will be both new and continuing stories, and one of the things we're most excited about is that these will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we're producing and are features on the big screen". Disney+ will launch in the U.S. in November, priced at $6.99 a month (Netflix's most popular plan is $10.99), followed by rapid global expansion.
Details about Disney+ were shared by executives at an annual investor day, where chief executive Bob Iger said the streaming service would combine the strengths of Disney and the assets acquired from Fox. This is about half of the cost of Netflix monthly.
Also gearing up for streaming launches are: WarnerMedia, which owns studio Warner Bros (Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie), HBO, and the rights to Netflix's biggest show, Friends; and Comcast's NBC Universal, owner of the United States version of The Office - another Netflix hit - as well as Jurassic World and Fast and Furious maker Universal.
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Feige wasted no time during his presentation and got right down to the business of announcing that Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany's spinoff series is to be titled WandaVision that will tell "a story that is unexpected and surprising" that couldn't be told as a mere subplot within a larger film.
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The heaviest-hit areas are expected to be from southeastern Wyoming through Nebraska and South Dakota into southern Minnesota. For northern counties, snow will last until much later in the day Thursday when the warmer air finally makes its way on in.
National Geographic will be releasing two documentary series including "The World According to Jeff Goldblum" where Jeff dives deep into everyday items and reveals the science behind them, as well as "Magic of the Animal Kingdom" which takes you behind the scenes of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot's SeaBase.
Disney+ launches in November, but Marvel's What If...? won't be available immediately-although Disney says it'll debut within the first year of programming. Disney+ will also be the exclusive streaming home of Avengers: Endgame after its theatrical and home entertainment release.
As with the legacy of the brand, Disney+ promises the best in service, quality, and usability. It will be available on a lengthy list of mobile devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles.
Disney stressed plans to use its coveted content, and original creations to come, to differentiate itself in the increasingly competitive streaming television market. Will you be signing up? Let us know in the comments!
Hulu has also been spending big to expand its content library-from new original shows to deals to bring more content to Hulu.