Disney unveils the name of its Netflix competitor, plus new Marvel and Star Wars shows
Disney’s Netflix competitor finally has a name.
The long-awaited Disney video-streaming service will be known simply as Disney+. Company CEO Bob Iger unveiled the name during a Thursday earnings call. Iger also announced that the service will launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
Disney has been planning its video-streaming service since at least 2017 when the company said it was its multi-year contract with Netflix and pull all of its content off the service. The reason for doing so was simple. Disney wants to move all of its properties — including Disney classics, Pixar movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars films — to its very own streaming platform. Read more...More about Netflix, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar