Marvel, Star Wars Will Go Exclusively to Disney's New Streaming Service

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  1. Megalith

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger has some bad news for Netflix subscribers: Marvel and Star Wars titles will go exclusively to his company’s new streaming platform, which is set to launch in late 2019. In addition to Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars movies, the upcoming service will have four to five original Disney series, as well as three to four exclusive Disney movies and its existing television library.

    Disney first announced its own streaming service during its latest earnings report in August. As a result, the company said it would be pulling its movies from Netflix starting in 2019. To power the service, Disney bought a majority stake in digital media company BAM Tech, upping the 33 percent investment it made in Aug. 2016. Over the next year and a half to two years, Iger said he plans to focus on the direct-to-consumer streaming products the company announced a few weeks back.
     
  2. AthlonXP

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    I guess I better get my wife to finish Daredevil Season 2 and Luke Cage so that we can watch the Defenders before they pull it from Netflix.
     
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    Article says Disney will be pulling it's "Movies". Those series were bought and paid for by Netflix, so I think they'll likely stay there.
     
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  4. NoOther

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    What a crappy move for consumers.
     
  5. RogueTadhg

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    Ugh.

    Gaming Services are now a dime a dozen (Steam, Battle.net, uPlay,Origin,...)
    Video Streaming services are now becoming a dime a dozen with their own subscriptions (Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Disney)

    At least I still have Spotify. Tidal means nothing to me.
     
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  6. AthlonXP

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    Well that is good to know but still really crappy for the overall market, it seems like the streaming services are basically getting too fragmented in which makes it not even worth considering if you want to be a cord cutter.
     
  7. Aireoth

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    Nope, still do not care enough to add yet another streaming service. I'll either watch those movies in theater or rent/buy them, probably cheaper than what Disney will charge.
     
  8. RogueTadhg

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    You've got one series you like on Netflix (Stranger Things), one on Hulu (Hell's Kitchen), another on HBO Now (Game of Thones), another on Disney (Starwars, Marvel), Thankfully Youtube Red doesn't have anything I care about. It's almost coming to the point where I need to ubsubscribe during the off seasons, to pickup another service and keep skipping services like this.

    I miss the old days. Yarr!
     
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    This is how the "cable cutter" movement dies...Now you have the option of paying $100/mo for cable TV, or you're going to be paying $10/mo each to 10 different streaming services.
     
  10. Derangel

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    Yeah. The only "good" (and I use that loosely) thing that can be said about it is that it does let you do ala cart, only picking what you want. Still, it is annoying that there are so many of these things now. I know I'll be subscribing to WB's service once season 3 of Young Justice starts, but I think I'll skip Disney's. I buy Marvel and Star Wars movies and really am not overly concerned about watching whatever else it will have.
     
  11. Z3r0k3wl

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    And they wonder why they can't stop piracy. The content owners are their own demise!
     
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    More likely is that the piracy scene will see a resurrection. It won't be due to price, but the simplicity of being able to download shows from only one or two places.
     
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    As long as you can wait a bit to watch a show, probably cheaper to pick up full seasons on BR/DVD during a black friday type sale. And no worries about busting data caps or if your ISP can even provide the needed bandwidth.
     
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    Yeah, IF they still offer BR/DVD of the shows...because some of them aren't even being produced.

    There's always going to be piracy on the fringe, but the mainstream users aren't going that route.
     
  15. westrock2000

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    Keep in mind that Disney is not like Pixar or Dreamworks or something. They aren't *just* a movie studio. They are a giant network. They own ESPN and ABC, which includes Good Morning America, The View, and Jimmy Kimmel. So they have as much weight as anyone else in the industry.
     
  16. Bigdady92

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    As long as Netflix still gets the Series Disney can have all the movies, I watch them once at the box office and then never again. The series are all fantastic 10hr long dramas that disney couldn't create even if it bought netflix.
     
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    Exactly. That or piracy as U-238 said.
     
  18. grtitan

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    But we the consumers do have the last word.

    All we have to do is to stop subscribing to every single one of these damned services and stick with one or two and you will see how quickly we will get the content on only those services.

    Sadly, people today are not willing to do any type of temporary sacrifice to send the message.
     
  19. Armenius

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    What about people who "cut the cord" because they don't want to watch TV at all anymore? I got rid of cable TV because they offer nothing I want anymore, and I don't subscribe to any streaming service for their content either.
     
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    Yep. I, err, my friend's Kodi box is a one-stop shop for all the above. Mighty convenient vs having to have multiple outlets. It's similar to the multiple places to buy games now. I refuse to have a dozen different clients, so if it's not on Steam or GOG, I don't buy it. I don't care if I'm missing out on some big AAA title or hot new TV series. It's simply not worth the hassle and/or cost to me.
     
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  23. Croak

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    Nope, not gonna do it. One streaming subscription is my limit. Disney's big draw for me is the MCU, and those movies lost their luster after the disappointments that were AoU and GoG 2. Star Wars after the first three all sucked, new stuff just sucks less, and I could give a flying fuck through a rolling donut about any of their animated offerings, including Pixar's.
     
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    Quite. They think it is going to push me into giving them money for all their crap instead of just the good movies. Well, I'm dedicated to buying the BluRays, not handing them money constantly so they can continue to put out crap most of the time.
    I knew it was going to be bad that Disney bought Marvel Studios, now I see the first step of how bad it is going to get.
     
  25. vegeta535

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    Those are Netflix produced shows so I am sure they will retain the rights to those shows.
     
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    As others have stated, I too believe that continuous dividing of services as such would lead to piracy in a way similar to what brought about the original Napster. Only wanting 1 or 2 songs from a $24.95 CD. Now its only wanting a few movies from a library of thousands for $<X>/mo.
     
  27. I said it once, I'll say it again

    Greed causes fragmentation. Fragmentation kills the entire market with too many niche services and not enough user base to support it.

    And another nail goes in the coffin of once great services. All hail the rise of overpriced mediocre services!
     
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  28. Advil

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    Disney can't make enough content to make this work (unless they plan on making 10x the shows and having none of them suck). They'll be so shocked by the lack of subscribers and money coming in they'll have to do some kind of rapid about-face.

    They aren't HBO. HBO lives and dies on one or two mega hit shows per year. That's about all that they do in total. Disney is an infinitely larger concern that has the need for far more exposure to the public every day than HBO does. Disney has ads, toys, licensing and stars to sponsor. Children's IP to keep front and center with every new generation. Amusement parks to push.

    They can't afford to have their content hidden away behind a single subscription paywall that will cause their brand to lose that common household word recognition.

    Disney hasn't figured this out yet... but they will. Oh yes, they will.
     
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  29. Bandalo

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    Have you met Disney? Do you have kids? Every damn parent in the US will be signing up for this service, just for the kid's shows and movies, not for the Marvel or Star Wars stuff.
     
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    I think that having it behind their own paywall, where you are buying only Disney content, will have a far more dampening effect than you realize. Not only do you have to specifically pay for just this, but you also have to be not-lazy enough to bother subscribing to yet another service. Convenience is a huge driver.
     
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    I have a 4 year old the only Disney content he has seen is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney's Treasure Island. He is much more TMNT/Batman during his allotted TV time. I can't see disney making it even harder to watch Disney content and thinking I'll be signing up.

    I dunno why NetFlix doesn't up and buy a big slice of Disney and have a partnership - or the other way around.
     
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    You know there is a Batman/TMNT mash-up comics. It's pretty fun.

    https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Teena...8&qid=1504807306&sr=8-11&keywords=tmnt+batman
     
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    Star wars 10: Return of Han Solo. Only available on Disney streaming. Signup today!
     
  34. HockeyJon

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    Because that's what the consumer wants. More proprietary platforms, more subscriber fees, etc.
     
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    It's gonna flop the same reason the new Star Trek is gonna flop - its not worth subbing for just a handful of things. Disney has more than CBS for sure but still there is enough Kids Content out there without Disney.
     
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    Wait what!!! All creditability lost just now. Iron Fist SUCKKKKKED IMO.
     
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    wait. there are starwars movies on netflix?
     
  38. Dk975

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    Consumers are stupid!
     
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    "All yours for a reasonable price of $50 per month!!" /Disney
     
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    I suspect this will fail badly. The more fragmented the entertainment industry becomes, the more it ends up costing everyone. Well-off households won't care... But those households are in the minority.