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14 november 2017 16:52:31

Disney Streaming Service Will Be Priced `Substantially Below` Netflix at Launch
(MacRumors iPhone)

During Disney`s latest quarterly earnings call, company chairman and CEO Bob Iger mentioned that its upcoming, exclusive streaming service will have a monthly subscription cost at an amount that`s `substantially below` the price of rival Netflix (via Seeking Alpha). Disney has been dropping tidbits about its upcoming 2019 streaming service over the past few weeks, but had not yet hinted at how much the service will cost subscribers. Iger still hasn`t provided the specific price point viewers can expect to pay to watch Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars films and TV shows on the unnamed service, but we now at least know Disney intends to undercut Netflix on pricing. Currently, Netflix`s $9.99/month standard tier (with streaming on two screens at once) is set to begin increasing to $10.99/month for subscribers this fall and winter. A few Disney films currently on Netflix Of course, Netflix also has the basic $7.99/month plan (SD and only streaming on one screen at a time), so it`s unclear which price point Iger may have been referring to. Iger did mention, however, that the Disney streaming service price will be reflective of the `fact that it will have substantially less volume` than Netflix when it launches. Disney sees this low price as a starting off point that will grow to `reflect the added volume` of content that is launched on the service in the future, similar to what Netflix is doing with its new $10.99/month price hike. I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is. That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume. It`ll have a lot of high quality because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we`ve talked about. But it`ll simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that. There`s a gigantic potential Disney customer base out there that we`re going to seek to attract with ...
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