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Disney has announced that its forthcoming streaming service is going to be called Disney+, and is scheduled to launch in late 2019. The Mickey Mouse company has also announced more original content, with shows from the Star Wars and Marvel universes.
Disney’s Streaming Service Is Called Disney+
In August 2017, Disney announced it was launching its own streaming service, but details were thin on the ground. We now know Disney’s streaming service will be called Disney+, which mirrors the naming of ESPN+. Disney+ will launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
Disney+ is still a work in progress. However, it has its own website, and interested parties can sign up to receive updates about the streaming service via email. Which may be worth doing if you’re a fan of Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and/or National Geographic.
Disney Announces More Original Content
Disney has already announced a Star Wars show, Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, as well as shows based on previous Disney movies, Monsters Inc. and High School Musical. All of which will be original content made exclusively for Disney+.
— Disney (@Disney) November 8, 2018
Now, Disney has announced two more original shows made for Disney+. The first is a series about Cassian Andor, the Rebel spy from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The second is a Marvel series centered around Loki, the god of mischief, with Tom Hiddleston starring.
The Disney Juggernaut Continues to Grow
It makes absolute sense for Disney to launch its own streaming service. Disney is one of the few entertainment brands in the world which will be able to tempt people away from the likes of Netflix and Hulu. But this is mixed news for consumers.
On the one hand, Disney+ will lead to new shows in beloved franchises such as Star Wars and Marvel. However, there are too many streaming services to choose from, and Disney+ is yet another desirable streaming service people will want to pay for.