Posted Tue Aug 6, 2019 at 06:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The studio's suite of streaming services will be available for a discounted bundle price.
As reported by The Verge, Disney has announced plans to offer a streaming bundle with its Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu platforms. The combined package will be available in the US for a monthly price of $12.99 starting November 12.
The news comes from a recent investors call with Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, who confirmed plans for the bundle. Disney+ is set to launch as a standalone service for $6.99 per month, while Hulu's base ad-supported plan is currently available for $5.99 per month, and ESPN+ is available for $4.99 per month. When subscribed to separately, that comes to a total cost of about $18 per month, which means that the bundle will offer customers a $5 discount. Likewise, the $12.99 monthly cost is on par with Netflix's standard HD plan, and is actually less than the rumored $16 per month price of WarnerMedia's upcoming HBO Max service.
Disney+ will feature an extensive library of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content, including exclusive Marvel shows like Hawkeye, Loki, WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Solider, and What If…?; along with an exclusive Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series starring Diego Luna and a second Star Wars live-action show titled The Mandalorian. Likewise, the service will be home to several original movies and is also expected to house Disney's complete vault of catalog films and all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
Meanwhile, the base Hulu ad-supported plan is home to more than 85,000 episodes of on-demand TV, along with thousands of movies and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale, Marvel's Runaways, Future Man, and Castle Rock. In addition, Hulu is the exclusive streaming home to shows like ER, Lost, King of the Hill, 30 Rock, Family Guy, Seinfeld, South Park, and more.
Finally, ESPN+ offers access to select live MLB, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, EFL and NHL games, along with live UFC Fight Nights, 30+ Top Rank Boxing cards, Grand Slam tennis, college football, college basketball, college lacrosse, and more.
Source: The Verge
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