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Old 11-10-17, 08:44 PM
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Disney was once thinking about an all-Star Wars channel for cable. Looks like they're going this route instead. I'd certainly pay $6 a month for a live action Star Wars show opposed to the same price for a Star Trek show. I can't imagine Lucasfilm would skimp on quality - it would probably be the best-looking show on TV.
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And has there ever been a really well done live-action series?
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
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I was talking about a Disney Channel live action show. But I didn't make that clear.

Disney's live action shows are mindless fluff. A serious sci-fi epic with an enormous budget doesn't fit in with their other shows like Dog With A Blog and I Didn't Do It.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I was talking about a Disney Channel live action show. But I didn't make that clear.

Disney's live action shows are mindless fluff. A serious sci-fi epic with an enormous budget doesn't fit in with their other shows like Dog With A Blog and I Didn't Do It.
Fair enough. But technically, Disney won't be making the Star Wars show, Lucasfilm will.
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Disney Hires Apple Veteran to Launch Its Netflix Killer (EXCLUSIVE)
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news...re-1202669637/
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http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/06/medi...ing/index.html

ESPN's streaming service will be $4.99/month


Some additional notes:

https://www.cnet.com/news/disney-pri...9-dollar-cost/

ESPN Plus will launch as part of a redesign of the ESPN network's app. The new service is meant to provide thousands of live sports events that aren't on the main channels, Iger said. That will include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and National Hockey League games, as well as rugby, golf, cricket and other contests. The service will also let users stream ESPN films and other exclusive programming.

ESPN Plus will be available on both Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile device systems, as well as on Apple TV and Google's Chromecast streaming-media device.

For all users, the ESPN app redesign will introduce a different user interface to continue showing off scores, sports highlights and podcasts. For people who subscribe to a traditional cable or satellite package that includes ESPN, the app will stream its networks.
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Old 02-07-18, 05:15 AM
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Video's kept popping up at the money.cnn.com so I couldn't read the entire story.

What happens to Watch ESPN(ESPN3)? Will it continue to show sports that aren't on the ESPN Networks or will a lot of that port over to ESPN+?
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Some early details about the new Disney streaming service coming next year

http://deadline.com/2018/02/disney-s...el-1202281846/

Here’s how it will work. The OTT platform, whose price point wasn’t mentioned, will start with a domestic service only, and then expand overseas. There will be no R-rated films, and the programming will be consistent with the Disney brand. The R-rated stuff will go on Hulu. The plan now is to leave the various Marvel series where they are, which means Netflix will hang onto its superhero inventory.

The goal in the first year is to generate four to five original movies, and five TV series for the streaming service. Latter will cost between $25 million-$35 million for 10 episodes, but an exceptionally ambitious series could have a budget cap of $100 million for that 10-episode season.

Here are some of the priority movie projects I heard about:

Don Quixote, from a Billy Ray script; Lady and the Tramp; The Paper Magician; Stargirl, to be directed by Julia Hart; and Togo, to be directed by Ericson Core.

In post-production and bound for the streaming service are the Mark Waters-directed Magic Camp, and the Mark Lawrence-directed Noelle with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine.

Priority development projects include 3 Men and a Baby; Sword and the Stone; and Timmy Failure, the latter of which has Spotlight director Tom McCarthy in the creative mix.

On the TV side the inaugural streaming site slate includes High School Musical, an animated Monsters Inc series; a Marvel live-action title, and a Star Wars-branded title.
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Sounds kinda like what the Disney Channel used to be. Wonder what existing content might be on it.
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Old 02-14-18, 09:42 AM
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According to Cord Cutter News.com, MLS Live will switch over to ESPN + and if this doesn't happen before the new season starts,the games will be shown on the MLS website.
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Old 03-02-18, 09:52 AM
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“Noelle,” a fantasy comedy with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, is expected to debut on Disney’s new streaming service. Disney officially pulled the title from its release calendar on Thursday, while unveiling a stream of untitled Marvel and Pixar movies, and moving its live-action version of “Mulan” back by more than a year. “Noelle,” previously titled “Nicole,” had initially been slated to debut in theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

Disney declined to comment and has been pretty tight-lipped about what its streaming service will look like, but those in the know expect the studio will make between four to five original movies a year. “Avengers” films and “Star Wars” installments typically carry budgets in the $200 million range, but these films will have price tags under $100 million. They will be more in the mid-budget range of films. “Noelle,” which has been described as a female Santa Claus movie, had been rumored to be part of that suite of programming for some time.

The over-the-top service is expected to offer family-friendly fare. It’s unclear how much it will cost, but rival studios say that Disney is betting a lot of money on launching a rival to Netflix. The company makes billions from licensing its movies, much of that pure profit. It will have to forgo that as it holds back its content for its new streaming service. Disney’s OTT debut will also require a substantial investment in infrastructure and technology. Last fall, Disney announced it was buying much of Fox’s film and television assets for $52.4 billion. Analysts saw that move as part of an effort to bolster Disney’s library of streaming offerings.
http://variety.com/2018/film/news/an...ce-1202714876/
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Old 04-02-18, 02:52 PM
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ESPN + to launch next Thursday at $4.99 per month: http://deadline.com/2018/04/espn-set...te-1202356893/

and here's the official release from ESPN on what this service will carry:

https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-r...-99-per-month/

Read this release before you ask any questions about it. It should cover all your questions.
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Old 04-02-18, 03:51 PM
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Will MLS have replays available for all games or just the games from ESPN+?
The MLS Live APP(used in past seasons) not only carried all the games and replays but went back a few years with replays.
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Old 08-07-18, 01:07 PM
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Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/b...y-strauss.html

To make the Disney-branded service as robust as possible, Disney will allow a lucrative licensing deal with Netflix to expire. Starting with “Captain Marvel” in March, all of the films that Walt Disney Studios releases in theaters will subsequently flow to the Disney streaming platform instead of to Netflix. (There are “no current plans” to move Marvel-themed television shows off Netflix, a Disney spokeswoman said.)

Disney has also tried to buy back rights to old “Star Wars” films from Turner Broadcasting, Bloomberg reported last week.
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Old 08-07-18, 01:22 PM
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Pretty much everything we know of it so far.

I guess we won't know more about this until the Spring.
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Does anyone here get that ESPN+ service? I would like to stream those 30 For 30, but other than that, there isn't much I want. And that isn't worth $5 a month to me.
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I love it.

Every Saturday night they have a ton of soccer games(MLS and USL).

It has a free MLB game every day during the regular season and likewise for the NHL.

It will be interesting too see what they show in the fall and winter besides college basketball and football.

I hope they show minor league hockey because the AHL and EHL streaming services cost way too much.
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Old 08-15-18, 12:28 PM
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I can't understand why Disney with all the networks they own and now this, won't show all the old classic Disney cartoons? I haven't seen them since I was a kid.
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They came out on DVD in Tin sets back in the late 1990's or early 2000.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
They came out on DVD in Tin sets back in the late 1990's or early 2000.
I do remember that but they were so popular, the only one I was able to find was the black and white Mickey Mouse shorts. I would love to be able to show the classic Disney characters to my eight year old.
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Old 08-27-18, 10:40 AM
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https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/disn...d-disney-play/

Disney's streaming service is unofficially called "Disney Play"

will launch in late 2019 according to Bob Iger.


So not happening anytime soon.
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Just found out that ESPN Plus has a 30 day free trial and it ends today.

I signed up just to take a look at it. I might use it to catch up on some of the ESPN documentaries.

Probably won't use it much to watch any of the live games.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
That sounds more like an analyst protecting his Netflix buy recommendation. That estimate feels too high.
If you think of it in terms of ESPN needing to maintain the same level of distribution fees it currently has with MVPDs, it rings true. Every month out of my cable bill, I send $7 to ESPN and watch maybe an hour of content a month.

ESPN's revenue on cable subscriptions alone runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars a month. That's not counting ESPN2 (add another $80M+) or ESPNU (add another $10M+).
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
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.
Hulu publicly revealed it crossed the 20 million threshold earlier this year.

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers, with 55 million of those in the US.

For comparison, Lifetime has 90 million subscribers in the US via cable TV.
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