Disney set to start its own streaming service
As one of the world’s biggest companies, and perhaps the most prolific creator of happy childhood memories, it was really only a matter of time before Disney got involved in the online streaming market.
We therefore can’t be all too surprised by news that the house of mouse will be pulling all their films from Netflix, starting in 2019, in order to go solo with their very own streaming service. After all, Disney does seem to own just about everything else under the sun, even including the likes of ESPN. Not only content to dominate the animation side of the online entertainment industry, an ESPN branded direct-to-consumer service is also set to launch next year.
With such an immense library of films in their own back catalogue (like, y’know, the freakin’ Jungle Book), it simply didn’t make sense for Disney to share self-space with Netflix any longer. Set to host all of their animated classics (which includes the freakin’ Jungle Book) alongside brand-new original content, this foray into the world of online streaming should be a pretty safe move for the company.
Just imagine how many browbeaten parents are going to be forced into getting a subscription after their child cajoles them into watching Frozen 2 for the hundredth time in a row. It’s probably all of them.
Whilst this isn’t ideal for Netflix, the company does still maintain a fairly firm grasp on the streaming service and will also retain the rights to popular Marvel TV shows like Iron Fist, Daredevil, and the upcoming The Defenders.
Stocks have already fallen for the streaming giant however, so we’d highly recommend making the most of the time remaining by binging on as much Disney magic as your body you can possibly manage. And although you’ve got until 2019 to become well and truly immersed in the Disney-verse, avoiding Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1, 2, and 3 is still totally understandable.