Just a few days after we learned that Warner Bros. Discovery has agreed to license content from HBO, Discovery, and more to Roku and Tubi, Disney is now considering the same. According to Bloomberg, Disney is considering licensing content out to rival streaming services.
According to reports, Disney has been in talks with streaming services to sell some of its back catalogs to them in exchange for upfront cash. This is a major change for Disney as a few years ago, they pulled back their content from Netflix and others to bring it all to Disney+.
It seems that Disney is looking for a quick cash payment to help its streaming efforts to become profitable. It is unknown what shows and movies Disney is interested in licensing, but it is likely to be lesser-known shows and back catalog content.
Its possible Disney could follow Warner Bros. Discovery’s lead and offer its content to free ad-supported services like Tubi and The Roku Channel. Or even to subscription services like Netflix and Amazon. At this time though, we will need to wait and see what happens.