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Old 08-09-17, 12:57 PM   #26
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

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Whenever anyone complained that cable should be a la carte, I shrugged and thought "be careful what you wish for." And now here we are.
Agreed. Honestly streaming has always seemed too good to truly last at the existing prices. In my opinion in the future we're either going to see more of this with other studios creating their own streaming services while pulling content from the existing services like Netflix, Hulu, etc. or there's going to be a price hike in the existing services.
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Old 08-09-17, 01:43 PM   #27
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Whether this is a success or not will heavily depend on pricing.

I read many comments last night on Facebook and seems like the vast majority are unhappy with this. I think it's because most families are simply maxed out on entertainment expenses and the thought of adding yet another streaming service with "Exclusive" content is just frustrating and eye rolling.

No one here has talked about the ESPN streaming service, which is also part of this. I also wonder how pricing will go for that and if they will be able to stream major sports like NBA, MLB and such. Sports is expensive and it's killing ESPN. I have to believe their streaming service will be a minimum $15-20/month. On the other hand, a service like Sling already has ESPN on it's basic package with other channels included. So I don't know how appealing it will be for many sports homes who aren't cable subscribers to shell out that kind of money for sports alone.

Netflix must be shitting in their pants with the prospect of losing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Punisher, The Defenders and such when this deal is terminated.

I read comments saying that while having so much choice and practically all content can be watched legally now is great, having so many subscription streaming services is too expensive and really not practical for many homes. Hence, you see many here who will only pay for Netflix, Hulu and maybe Amazon.

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Old 08-09-17, 01:46 PM   #28
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So you're able to watch HBO and FX through Osmosis or something?

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Old 08-09-17, 01:47 PM   #29
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

I am not going for anymore subscriptions.. If they go, they will not get my money next year.
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Old 08-09-17, 01:55 PM   #30
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

I currently have:

DirecTv: $160/month for everything including all the premiums

Hulu: $11.99/month - no commercials

Netflix: $11.99/month with the 4K and HDR ability

CBS All-Access: $9.99/month - no commercials

and lastly Amazon Prime - $99+ tax for a year

I had Sling briefly this past year mainly for Pac-12 Network (they carry all the regional channels) and because I work there and wanted to keep track of games and shows there. But, it didn't seem like a very sensible investment with how much I was already spending. I cancelled once the college season ended and not sure if I want to go back.

I have a 8 year old niece and heavily depending on pricing, I might consider the Disney service for her to watch when she comes over.

But for me personally, I'm pretty maxed out spending money on entertainment content. I have pretty much everything possible I could want with very little time to keep up with it all.

I tried subscribing to Shudder for a brief period, but I simply wasn't watching it. I ended up only losing 1 month paid for it ($5), so I cancelled.
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Old 08-09-17, 03:45 PM   #31
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

If this new Disney streaming service is just the same stuff they were offering on Netflix, I'm not interested. I already have all the animated movies and recent live action blockbusters.

But if they offer a deep library of classic content, I'd be all over it. I'd love to see seasons of the original Mickey Mouse Club and the Sunday night show (Wonderful World of Color/Disney). The classic live action movies like Candleshoe, Boatniks and North Avenue Irregulars. And the old Disneyland park specials with Walt. That's the type of stuff I want to watch.
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Old 08-09-17, 04:42 PM   #32
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Great. Content is just getting more and more fragmented. Streaming is just becoming more of a pain in the ass with higher costs and less content by each service.
Always said this was inevitable and that you're going to pay a lot (probably more) no matter what.

Surprised it took Disney this long to start their own service.
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Old 08-09-17, 04:51 PM   #33
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

If ESPN start's their own streaming service,what happens to all the ESPN 3 programming?
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Old 08-09-17, 07:04 PM   #34
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

What about the Ocho?
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Old 08-10-17, 08:54 AM   #35
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What about the Ocho?
You just missed it: https://www.sbnation.com/platform/am...-aug-8-special
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Netflix in Talks With Disney on Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ Movies for 2019 and Beyond
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Old 08-11-17, 10:43 AM   #37
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Damn, wish I saw the Ocho in action. Hopefully they make that a yearly thing cause that's funny as hell.

If Netflix does strike a deal with Disney, I wonder how much more in debt that'll put them. Doesn't seem to make much sense for Disney to have a subscription service, then not play their biggest franchises on there.
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Old 08-22-17, 03:39 PM   #38
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

News regarding the ESPN streaming service:


https://www.wsj.com/articles/espn-ta...ort-1503347781


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ESPN also recently announced that it will start its own streaming service early next year. It won’t be a replica of the regular ESPN channel, but does plan to show Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games.
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Old 08-22-17, 04:47 PM   #39
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

I thought that NBC Sports had exclusive rights for NHL games in the USA.
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Old 08-22-17, 05:09 PM   #40
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I wonder how it's going to compete with MLB.tv aside from having the NHL.
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The ESPN brand has become toxic to MLB and NHL fans after how they've treated those sports the last decade. I think ESPN is looking for cheap filler content.
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Old 08-23-17, 04:41 AM   #42
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

I would still prefer ESPN covering NHL over NBC Sports Network.

I don't think the NBC Sports Network spends any money on their intermission shows. Mike Milbury puts me to sleep.

Whenever the same NHL game is on HNIC and NBC Sports,I will watch HNIC because of it's superior coverage.

I would love to see ESPN 2 eventually have an NHL doubleheader every Friday night but as I mentioned before,as far as I know,NBC Sports have exclusive rights unless they rework the contract and share it with ESPN.
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Old 08-24-17, 03:44 PM   #43
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I don't think ESPN is interested in the NHL because of its demographics and key cities. If it weren't for the Yankees and Dodgers, I don't think ESPN would care if they lost baseball.
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Old 09-10-17, 01:47 AM   #44
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

http://www.businessinsider.com/disne...ven-ubs-2017-9

According to some financial analyst, Disney needs at least 32M subscribers at $9 per month just to break even for this service.

It's due to really expensive licensing and operating costs for content including original content in development.
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

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According to some financial analyst, Disney needs at least 32M subscribers at $9 per month just to break even for this service.

It's due to really expensive licensing and operating costs for content including original content in development.
I think they should just try to buy Netflix. That way they can transition Reed Hastings over to CEO of Disney when their current CEO retires.
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Old 09-12-17, 02:05 PM   #46
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Re: Disney to launch movies streaming service in 2019 & ESPN service in 2018

Are there any public figures showing how many subscribers Netflix and Hulu each have?

It could be a long slog to 32 million subscribers, especially without the variety of the other services.
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According to some financial analyst, Disney needs at least 32M subscribers at $9 per month just to break even for this service.

It's due to really expensive licensing and operating costs for content including original content in development.
That sounds more like an analyst protecting his Netflix buy recommendation. That estimate feels too high.
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