Disney CEO Bob Iger has actually announced reaching a distribution offer with Amazon for Disney Plus, as reported earlier by CNBC. The contract will see Amazon’s Fire TV gadgets bring the upcoming streaming service, The Wall Street Journal stated. Disney Plus verified the bargain to CNET, claiming Iger made the comments during Disney’s revenues phone call late Thursday.
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Disney Plus will supply a swathe of old and also new Disney, Fox, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and also National Geographic web content. It’s priced at $7 a month, and launch on Nov. 12 in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands and also Nov. 19 in Australia as well as New Zealand. It revealed Thursday that Disney Plus will certainly introduce on March 31, 2020, in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and also Spain.
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“We’ve spent the last few years completely transforming The Walt Disney Company to focus the resources and immense creativity across the entire company on delivering an extraordinary direct-to-consumer experience, and we’re excited for the launch of Disney Plus on November 12,” Iger said Thursday.
The offer complies with Disney as well as Amazon’s discussions over the regards to bring Disney applications on the Fire TV gadget, according to the WSJ report. Amazon validated through email that the Disney Plus app will be coming to its Fire TV streaming gadgets, Fire TV Edition clever TVs and suitable Fire Tablets– and also Disney will certainly be providing Fire TV and Fire Tablet individuals a cost-free seven-day test of Disney Plus.
Amazon Fire users will be able to say “Alexa, open Disney Plus” right into their Alexa Voice Remote, Echo or Fire TV Cube with integrated Alexa, Amazon added.
Disney has included assistance for Samsung, LG, Apple, Google and also Microsoft along with the Amazon Fire TV, Iger stated on the call.
Iger additionally stated Disney-owned FX will certainly be establishing content specifically for streaming system Hulu, which is also possessed by Disney.
“FX is producing original programming for Hulu,” Iger said, adding FX’s entire library of content will be moved to Hulu. Shows currently airing on FX will be available on Hulu “hours after they air.”
A package with Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and also Hulu with ads will certainly be priced at $13 a month, according to Axios.
The ESPN+, Disney+, Hulu with ads bundle will be $12.99 monthly, Bob Iger says. (ESPN+ is a subscription but has limited ads. Disney+ has no ads.)
For context, that's about the same price as the middle tier of Netflix.
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