Disney to test its power with new streaming service

Disney + unveils unscripted slate as it preps SVOD pitch to investors

Disney revealed details about the service at an investor event on Thursday (Friday NZ time) in Burbank, California.

Among the original programming planned for the subscription service will be the Marvel live-action drama The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

Within the first year of launch, which begins on November 12, audiences can have access to Disney's entire Pixar film collection, as well as Marvel's most recent superhero release Captain Marvel and many more of the studios popular films.

Disney says its new streaming service, Disney Plus, will cost $6.99 per month when it launches in the US on November 12. Its animated classics, including "Aladdin" and "The Jungle Book" will be available on the service when it launches.

At the launch, Disney+ will have the first two trilogies from Star Wars plus The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As expected, the service will be accessible via web browsers, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles. The service will be offered in the United States at launch and will include a vast library of content.

Disney+ looks a lot like Netflix: The layout of the service looks a lot like the streaming giant everyone already uses.

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Iger has said previously that Disney would take things slow in regard to its streaming venture.

But Disney Plus will be able to draw upon a library of revered films dating back several decades while it also forges into original programming. Recent classics including Moana and Frozen will also be there - and Frozen II will also live on the series after its theatrical release and at home entertainment release in 2020. Everything won't be ready to watch on day one of Disney+, but there will be more than enough content available.

Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

Disney+, which is Disney's first foray into direct-to-consumer streaming service, will debut exclusively in the USA sometime this fall.

National Geographic shows titled The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Magic of the Animal Kingdom are in the works, as well. The first 30 seasons of "The Simpsons" will now stream exclusively on Disney Plus.

"The Simpsons" will head to the service, as well as movies and shows including "The Sound of Music" to "Malcolm in the Middle".

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