The Walt Disney Company announced that the Disney streaming platform will be launched in the United States on November 12. The viewers will have to pay a monthly fee of $6.99; for comparison, US Netflix subscribers will have to pay $12.99 for the cheapest package. At the turn of 2019 and 2020 the service will be implemented in Western Europe and Asia, and at the end of 2020 in Eastern Europe and South America.
The list of attractions available in the service is long. It will feature seven and a half thousand episodes of TV series and five hundred films. The latter will include this year's hits from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, led by Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4, Avengers, Lion King and the ninth episode of Star Wars. The offer will be complemented by original productions, which we discuss below.
Let's start with Marvel Studios delivering The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, as well as the Marvel's What If...? animated series. Walt Disney Animation Studios will offer documentary seriesInto the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, while Pixar Animation Studios will give us the Forky Asks a Question miniseries (based on the Toy Story movie series) and the short film Lamp Life. National Geographic will provide us with two series of documentaries, namely The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Magic of the Animal Kingdom, and Disney Television Animation - an animated film The Phineas and Ferb.
However, this is only the tip of the iceberg, as Disney's platform is preparing a Star Wars series called The Mandalorian (which will be released on the first day), a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and, for example, a series devoted to Marvel's Loki (titled aptly... Loki). Moreover, the company will provide us with thirty seasons of The Simpsons.
The service itself is supposed to allow for extensive personalization of our profile. We will use it on computers, smart TVs, mobile devices and consoles; its content will be available in up to 4K resolution, and "an unprecedented amount of content" will be available for download and viewing in "offline" mode. In addition, there will be no advertisements.
To conclude, it is worth mentioning that The Walt Disney Company plans to acquire sixty to ninety million subscribers by the end of the 2024 fiscal year, two thirds of whom are from outside of the United States.
- Disney+ official website