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Disney executive Kevin Mayer showed a prototype of the Disney Plus app to investors earlier this year.
And it will release new episodes of its original series weekly, rather than dropping an entire season at once, according to interviews with executives. They spoke to CNET and gave a live demo of the service at Disney's biennial superfan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
Netflix - Hand - Model - Episodes - Series
Netflix, on the other hand, pioneered its binge-streaming model of releasing all episodes of a series in one big bunch. But it allows only five profiles, and subscribers must pay for a its highest-price tier of service to unlock four simultaneous streams and 4K/HDR.
When Disney unveiled in April that its service would cost $7 a month, most people compared it to Netflix's $13 monthly fee for its most popular plan in the US, which lets you stream to two different devices simultaneously in high definition. But Disney Plus' service features are closer to Netflix's premium tier, which costs $16 a month in the US. That's more than double the price of Disney Plus.
Disney - Nov - Example - Hollywood - Digging
Disney Plus, set to launch Nov. 12, is the highest-profile example of traditional Hollywood digging in to compete in streaming against likes of Netflix, Amazon and -- soon -- Apple. With tech giants pouring money into their own TV shows and movies and luring consumers away from traditional pay TV, Disney is aiming to create a single streaming hub for all of its family-friendly content. Disney's CEO Bob Iger has called Disney Plus nothing less than the future of the Walt Disney Co.
"Is there some pressure? Of course," Michael Paull, the president of Disney streaming services, said in an interview. "But that's the way I like it."
Paull - Amazon - Executive - Amazon
Paull, a former Amazon executive, addressed how Amazon and its...
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