This week the head of Disney’s new streaming service sat down with The New York Times. During his talk we learned more about Disney’s plans for FOX content, Hulu’s future, and what we can expect from the new Disney streaming service.
One of the most interesting hints he dropped was a possible launch window for Disney’s new streaming service. According to the NYT, starting in March 2019, the Disney Captain Marvel movie and all the Walt Disney Studio movies released after that date will go to the new Disney streaming service.
This likely puts Disney’s new streaming service at a late summer to fall 2019 launch date. We come to that date because it typically takes that long after a movie is in theaters for it to show up on Netflix. If Disney keeps roughly the same timeline for their movies to show up on their new streaming service that would put Disney’s launch date in late summer or early fall 2019.
So, what would be included in the new Disney streaming service?
According to Ricky Strauss, who is overseeing the new streaming service, it will focus mostly on family programming. For example, most of FOX’s programming will go to Hulu. Hulu will be focused more on adult focused programming. Though some family-friendly FOX programming like National Geographic content will move to Disney’s new streaming service.
Currently, some of the FOX movie library is still up for debate as to where it will land. Movies like Home Alone and Ice Age could easily end up on either service but as of right now Disney has not decided whether family films from FOX will be on Hulu or the new Disney service.
Many had wondered exactly what Hulu would look like going forward. For now, it looks as if Hulu will include some of the non-family programming from Disney-owned properties and the more family-focused content will move to Disney’s new streaming service.
So, what do you think of this plan? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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