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Disney Announces New Streaming Service, Disney+

Disney Announces New Streaming Service, Disney+

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ is set to go live on November 12th 2019. It will be available via apps on tablets, mobile devices, web browsers and gaming consoles (Disney has already struck a deal with Play Station 4). The announcement follows Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox, giving it access to the latter’s film and TV catalogue which includes movie franchises such as X-Men, Avatar, Ice Age and the Simpsons.

Walt Disney Studios division includes film studios: Walt Disney Pictures, Disney Nature, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucas Film (the studio behind Star Wars Franchise), Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Animation Studios and its subsidiary, Blue Sky Animation (the studio behind Angry Birds).

Once the streaming service goes live, views will have access to content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and National Geographic. The initial price is set at $6.99 (approximately Ksh. 700).

What to Expect from the Disney and 20th Century Fox Merger?

The X-Men could enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars fans will finally have access to the original theatrical release with the 20th Century fanfare logo, crossover films between Fox’s Alien’s franchise and Marvel superheroes. Read more about that here.

With the mega acquisition moves by Disney, (which have reduced the number of big Hollywood Studios from six to 5) many speculate a new era of entertainment monopoly by Walt Disney Studios is nigh.

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