Future Disney streaming service will reportedly be cheaper than Netflix

Future Disney streaming service will reportedly be cheaper than Netflix

In August, when Disney announced it was ending its 2012 exclusivity deal with Netflix and creating its own competing streaming service, Netflix's stock dropped. The number of popular content franchises owned by Disney suggests its streaming service could have a significant competitive advantage out of the gate and the announcement of new original programming only bolsters Disney's play. During an earnings call in September 2017 Iger said that the new service will be "substantially cheaper" than Netflix.

Those who will probably subscribe to this Disney service will also probably not unsubscribe to Netflix because there's so much more content with the latter.

Iger did not get into the specific figures for the cost, and it's possible they will wait to announce the cost as they gauge the current streaming market. To be substantially below that price range, a subscription to Disney's service would have to be below $5. An example being, if a director or show producer has an idea, now Netflix is up against Disney, Hulu, Amazon and more for the rights to the show.

Along with its rich history, Disney's streaming service will be tough competition in the streaming video marketplace with its Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm catalogs alone.

Netflix should be anxious here, as another streaming service means they're not only going to lose all Disney-owned titles, they'll also be battling another platform for new content. Star Wars and Marvel movies routinely draw in huge box office numbers.

Disney is spending about one-eighth as much as Netflix next year.

Disney's two-year old streaming service Disney Life is now £4.99, half the price the kid-skewing platform was at launch, suggesting the House of Mouse has already leant from the project.

Disney's streaming service is still a year or so out, but expect to see some pricing information released a few months before the streaming service launches.

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