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Bob Iger, chairman and chief govt officer of The Walt Disney Co.
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, will stream to audiences beginning in late 2019.
The corporate introduced in August 2017 it might pull all its motion pictures from Netflix in 2019, and begin its personal streaming providing for its previous titles. Disney additionally bought Fox for $71.three billion in money and inventory, additional bolstering its library.
The service can even function new content material, together with authentic Marvel and Star Wars sequence. Marvel fan favourite character Loki, performed by Tom Hiddleston, will get an authentic sequence on the Disney Plus service. A prequel sequence to Star Wars’ film “Rogue One” round Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, can even name the service house.
The Excessive Faculty Musical franchise will get a reboot on the Disney Plus service. It can even be a hub for animated content material, together with the following season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and an new authentic animated sequence primarily based on Monsters Inc. Different authentic motion pictures embody “Noel,” a Christmas film about Santa’s daughter performed by Anna Kendrick, and “Togo,” a film in regards to the 1925 Nome Serum Run starring William DaFoe.
Its sports activities streaming service, ESPN+, reached 1 million paid subscribers in simply 5 months.
Disney reported its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Shares went up as a lot as 2 % after beating earnings and income estimates.
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