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Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it will finally give us the best picture yet of what to expect.
Thursday, Disney will hold an investor day at its Buena Vista studios in California. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has called the streaming service the company's "biggest priority" this year, is expected to lead a presentation that may include demos of the Disney Plus app and potentially teasers, trailers or behind-the-scenes footage of its exclusive original shows.
Programming - Disney - Leans - Company - Franchises
Much of the original programming planned for Disney Plus leans into the company's franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. Some shows -- like the live-action, big-budget Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian -- have completed filming. Meanwhile, some programs have only just started shooting, such as Marvel spinoffs like one show based on Avengers character Loki and another featuring Scarlet Witch. The Marvel programs are set to each be six-episodes long are intended to be ready when Disney Plus launches late this year.
And Disney has ended streaming deal with Netflix so that Disney Plus will be the only place to stream the company's new movies, starting with Captain Marvel, after they premiere in theaters. Not only that, Iger revealed in March that the service will house the entire Disney "vault" of motion pictures "fairly soon" after launch.
Fee - Fatigue - Sorry - Direction - Entertainment
If you're feeling monthly fee fatigue, sorry, but that's the direction the entertainment business is headed. Netflix trots out original shows and movies on a near daily basis. CBS is pumping its CBS All Access service full of Star Trek shows and other original programs. (Note: CBS is CNET's parent company.) NBCUniversal, HBO owner WarnerMedia and Apple are all building their own streaming services. Even DC Entertainment now has its DC Universe streaming service full of shows, movies and...
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