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  • Everything coming to Disney+

    Get ready to binge watch some of your favorite movies and shows on Disney+, where subscribers will find everything from "Frozen" to "The Simpsons."

    Disney (DIS)'s new streaming service will launch in North America on November 12, 2019. It will cost $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. That's half of what Netflix charges for its standard plan.

    By the end of the first year, Disney says the service will have more than 7,500 TV episodes and 500 movies.

    Here's some of what will be available:

    A big announcement in the media world the other day. Disney announced its launch date and price, at least for America, for its streaming service.


    Having gobbled up most of Murdoch's empire, everything from The Simpsons to Snow White, Star Wars to Avengers will be available on the service, as Disney looks to take Netflix on. Will they succeed? Discuss here: Netflix is King. Will anyone catch them?.


    As many of Disney's tv and film rights are held by other companies, it will take up to four years for Disney to get back all the rights to its own stuff so that they can all be made available on the streamer.


    The yanks get Disney+ on the 12th November, but no date has been released for when it will be available in the UK yet, but hopefully it won't be too long.


    Will you subscribe to Disney+?

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  • The service will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US launch on November 12. That will be followed by a launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

    No launch date for the UK yet. I guess Disney doesn't like us!


    Anyone interested in Disney's new streamer to be?

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  • Disney's new subscription video-on-demand service will be available in the UK and Ireland from the end of March.


    Disney+ will launch on the 31st March 2019, ushering in a new era for viewers wanting to access programmes and movies from Disney, Fox, National Geographic and related film studios.

    So, the UK finally gets the long awaited Disney streaming service next March. Actually the current Disney Life app will gets renamed and updated to Disney+.


    Anyone going to subscribe to this?

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  • There's nothing puritan about Disney, they're all about money, making as much of it as possible.

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  • There's nothing puritan about Disney, they're all about money, making as much of it as possible.

    I thought they ruled and controlled with a rod of iron, to demonstrate the so called American perfect family where nothing immoral ever happens, sex is between a married hetersexual couple, children are perfectly well behaved and polite, Dad works and Mum is the homemaker, and so on. In other words nothing like real life

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  • In the towns they built and control, yes, but I mean as a corporation, they are pretty much the most ruthless one out there. Morals take 100th place to money.

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  • Good news for Disney lovers - Disney+ is now set to launch in the UK on 24 March 2020.


    Although this new streaming service will be available on multiple platforms, there is no news yet of whether or not the new service will appear on Sky, Virgin Media or BT.


    As self-appointed super-aggregators of content, Disney+ should appear on these platforms, from launch.


    https://www.broadbandtvnews.co…nch-date-brought-forward/

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  • And at £5.99 it's comparable to the US price, but what will be on it? If its only kids and Star Wars stuff, I think the appeal will wear off quickly.

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  • And at £5.99 it's comparable to the US price, but what will be on it? If its only kids and Star Wars stuff, I think the appeal will wear off quickly.

    It's certainly not for me without Hulu, but I think this will be very popular with families. Bad news for the Sky Disney channels, though.


    The long term future for Sky Cinema will be dire if all the other film studios go 'direct to consumer' in this way. I see this as part of a process.

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  • Well, we'll wait and see on that, that will be a conversation for "your" linear channels thread, but back to Disney specifically.


    I don't think we're going to see a Hulu type service anytime soon, as there are still many rights to Disney/ABC shows held by other broadcasters. If and when Disney decided to claw those back, even then I'm not so sure. But I agree, Disney+ is it currently stands, is of no interest to me either.


    Like all the old Hollywood majors, they really are going about streaming in a messy way. Having three streamers like what Disney is doing in the States is just a mess and I wonder if everything will go under one roof at some point, similar to how Comcast/NBC are approaching things with their streamer.

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  • Well, we'll wait and see on that, that will be a conversation for "your" linear channels thread, but back to Disney specifically.


    I don't think we're going to see a Hulu type service anytime soon, as there are still many rights to Disney/ABC shows held by other broadcasters. If and when Disney decided to claw those back, even then I'm not so sure. But I agree, Disney+ is it currently stands, is of no interest to me either.


    Like all the old Hollywood majors, they really are going about streaming in a messy way. Having three streamers like what Disney is doing in the States is just a mess and I wonder if everything will go under one roof at some point, similar to how Comcast/NBC are approaching things with their streamer.

    I don't know, Horizon. If Hulu was added, and there was enough content on there, I might subscribe to the Hulu stream. But I would resent paying also for the Disney and ESPN content as well, as I would not watch those programmes.


    I think the ideal solution from the viewer point of view is to have one charge for all the content, but with a choice of paying for selected streams separately.


    Whether Disney would accommodate that, I have no idea!

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  • I think Disney are bundling their streamers together in the States for a single price under some circumstances, so anything is possible.

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  • I think Disney are bundling their streamers together in the States for a single price under some circumstances, so anything is possible.

    If I were them, I'd maximise the number of viewers by charging for each stream separately and for the whole of Disney +, a cheaper price than the sum of the charges for individual streams only. That should please everyone who can afford to subscribe.


    The AVOD option would maximise viewership.

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  • Hulu has ads, so Disney aren't missing out on that option.

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  • I guess the unexpected success of the Mandalorian has caught the producers on the hop.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • As The Mandalorian finished on a high, I'm not surprised that Disney don't want to risk that with having similar storylines in another show. Rather than going back in time and rehashing things, they should go forward and create some new stories.

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  • Sky on the brink of sealing exclusive deal to bring Disney+ to millions of British homes

    Sky is on the verge of a deal with Disney to bring the Hollywood superpower’s new streaming service to millions of British homes.

    The pair were this weekend putting the final touches to an exclusive multi-year partnership that will mean rival pay-TV operators Virgin Media and BT will be unable to offer Disney+ and its as part of their monthly packages.

    Great news if you're a Sky customer, but not so great if you have Virgin Media, BT or another service.


    I am assuming that Disney will still offer its steaming service as a stand-alone streamer that anyone can subscribe to, so most people who will want this, will be able to access it on their smart tvs, fire tv sticks etc.

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  • rival pay-TV operators Virgin Media and BT will be unable to offer Disney+ and its as part of their monthly packages.

    I am not sure what to make of that, Horizon. So Disney+ cannot be offered as 'part of their monthly package'. Does that mean they can't offer it separately (ie as an app to which you have to subscribe outside of the Virgin Media network, as is the case with Amazon Prime and Netflix)? Does it mean there will be no integration of Disney programming on the searches?


    I sincerely hope not. However, it is typical of Sky to try to hog everything for themselves.

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  • We have Sky Sports via BT TV,wouldn't give tuppence for anything else Sky offers and certainly not Disney

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  • We have Sky Sports via BT TV,wouldn't give tuppence for anything else Sky offers and certainly not Disney

    I will not be subscribing to Disney+. My objection was with Sky hogging all the exclusive rights to streaming services.


    However, what I think the exclusivity is all about is the right of Sky to negotiate a wholesale deal with Disney, enabling them to offer the service as part of a cut price package. As long as Virgin and BT are able to offer Disney + and integrate searches onto their systems, it's not the end of the world.

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  • I am not sure what to make of that, Horizon. So Disney+ cannot be offered as 'part of their monthly package'. Does that mean they can't offer it separately (ie as an app to which you have to subscribe outside of the Virgin Media network, as is the case with Amazon Prime and Netflix)? Does it mean there will be no integration of Disney programming on the searches?


    I sincerely hope not. However, it is typical of Sky to try to hog everything for themselves.

    Seems clear OB. Disney + will be on Sky boxes, but not V6s or Bt/talktalk's.


    Most people who want the steamer and don't have Sky, will simply use the internet app to access it, but as you say, you won't be able to do searches on boxes like the v6 for Disney content.

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  • Seems clear OB. Disney + will be on Sky boxes, but not V6s or Bt/talktalk's.


    Most people who want the steamer and don't have Sky, will simply use the internet app to access it, but as you say, you won't be able to do searches on boxes like the v6 for Disney content.

    There's no reason why Disney + cannot be made available on Virgin Media, BT or other platforms.


    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/bu…-disney-millions-british/


    "Sky’s rivals Virgin Media and BT will be able to carry the Disney+ app, however, they will be unable to offer Disney+ fully integrated with other programming."

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  • It would seem pointless to me having a Disney app hidden away on some VM app menu without being able to search for Disney content, but we'll see what happens.

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  • It would seem pointless to me having a Disney app hidden away on some VM app menu without being able to search for Disney content, but we'll see what happens.

    Well, it would be inconvenient, but I'm not sure what 'integration' means in this context. If you remember, the BBC I-Player was integrated into Sky's system until recently, but then the BBC told them it wanted to replace it with the app. I think this is what it means. Integration into their software.


    I guess we shall see soon enough.

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  • This report states that the 'integration' relates to Sky's UI. It seems to me that they willembed Disney content into their own menus, and I guess they are doing this to ensure that their close association with Disney remains prominent in the minds of their customers.


    My take on this is that Virgin Media and others will be able to have the app and be ableto incorporate the content into their searches, but that's where it will end.


    I hope I am right about that!


    https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/0…kyq-integration-deal.html

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  • My take on this is that Virgin Media and others will be able to have the app and be ableto incorporate the content into their searches, but that's where it will end.

    I agree OB. In the same way that Prime and Netflix content is a integral part of the Firestick menus.


    And in other Disney news:



    The Force is definitely with them. 28m subs is an astonishing start, but we'll see whether they can keep all their subscribers as the streamer mainly relies on its vast library of content rather than a constant carousel of new stuff like Netflix.

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  • Now that is interesting. But why not have everything under one roof? Do Disney really believe that with all the competition out there, having three of their own streamers is viable?

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  • Now that is interesting. But why not have everything under one roof? Do Disney really believe that with all the competition out there, having three of their own streamers is viable?

    If Disney + gave you access to typical Disney shows, together with Hulu (good dramas) and ESPN (for a range of sports), that ticks a lot of boxes. Disney shows for the young at heart, dramas for those who prefer Netflix and Amazon material and ESPN for people who love various sports and who do not want to pay Sky prices.


    I would be prepared to subscribe to Disney + myself if it had Hulu included with a good library plus new originals.

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