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Old 06-16-23, 12:16 PM
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Re: Disney+ streaming service

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There has been speculation for a while that, based on SEC filings, Universal's distribution rights were to end after 15 years. Those 15 years were up two days ago as The Incredible Hulk came out June 13, 2008.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announce a new Hulk film at ComicCon (or a later date) as part of Phase 6.
Yeah. Funny timing. I just finished the She-Hulk show and there were several references to this movie which I have not seen in awhile.

Would love to see a new Hulk movie but I really hope they consider recasting him. I have never liked Mark Ruffalo in the role as Banner or The Hulk.
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Old 06-17-23, 07:00 PM
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I watched the Norton Hulk movie and I had to crank up the volume all the way to hear the dialogue. Is it just my setup?
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Re: Disney+ streaming service

Ryan Murphy Set to Leave Netflix for Disney
Old 06-21-23, 06:42 PM
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Hopefully they make one where Hulk gets his balls back. He's been a neutered laughing stock since Endgame pt2.
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Old 06-25-23, 08:29 PM
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Interesting to note that Disney's CFO Christine McCarthy (who will be stepping down on July 1) clashed with Bob Iger over wanting more spending cuts:




from Disney’s CFO Clashed With Bob Iger Over Wanting More Spending Cuts – What's On Disney Plus (whatsondisneyplus.com)



Some notes:



As the CFO, her main role is to look at the finances of the company, and she recently revealed during the last quarterly financial investors call that they would be removing $1.8 billion dollars worth of content from Disney+ and Hulu, which is why we lost shows like “Willow” and “Big Shot” from Disney.


While the official line is that she is taking a family medical leave of absence, to look after her husband, according to the Wall Street Journal, there have been many internal disagreements with Bob Iger and many of the top executives at Disney. She has felt that Disney is spending too much on creating new shows and films, plus feels that the recent restructuring didn’t go far enough to streamline the company.


As part of the restructuring, Disney was split into three divisions, Entertainment, ESPN and Consumer Products, Parks & Resorts. Christine was pushing for more consolidation within the Disney Entertainment Division, which includes Disney+, to improve profit margins and to get a much learner structure, similar to Netflix. This position put her at odds with Disney Entertainment’s executives.


The What's on Disney Plus YouTube channel says that apparently McCarthy wanted Disney executives to have stock in the company (I guess that's discussed in the Wall Street Journal article, which is unfortunately behind a paywall).



Dare I say her leaving the company is probably good news?

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Old 07-05-23, 12:35 PM
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Dang, they removed Crater after 48 days?

I'm kind of surprised they aren't obligated to at least give a little notice before they remove something, unless there's some compelling financial reason to just pull the plug on things with no notice.
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Old 07-05-23, 01:32 PM
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Re: Disney+ streaming service

Maybe these streaming services are creating too many new shows. I'd suggest that they should work towards being an archive but they don't like that either because they don't want to pay royalties to the writers.

So why do they even exist? It seems they need to come to grips with what they're going to be and just invest the right way.
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Old 07-05-23, 01:50 PM
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I mean they exist to make money. Seems like they'll settle on a non exhaustive archive of existing IP plus some new IP to get new viewers, but no guarantee about anything lasting or not being farmed out in the future. The problem is that the promise they started with was much more (and cheaper) but probably unsustainable.
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That’s complete BS pulling Crater after just a few weeks. I never got around to watching it, it’s still on the high seas but without Atmos. If they keep this up though I’m just going to stop paying them and get everything through alternate channels.
Old 07-12-23, 11:03 AM
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This is just a reminder that today is the day:

Old 07-17-23, 01:25 PM
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Old 07-20-23, 01:43 PM
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Re: Disney+ streaming service

The Ant-Man 3 making of documentary finally dropped yesterday after it was quietly postponed. I saw it there when I watched Secret Invasion. It's 49 minutes.

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Re: Disney+ streaming service

Any good?
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Re: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ on Sept 6.

Old 08-09-23, 10:18 AM
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Wasn't able to catch it in theaters so this will work.
Old 08-09-23, 03:53 PM
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And here comes the price hike (for ad free at least)

https://variety.com/2023/digital/new...us-1235692057/
As of Oct. 12, Disney+ Premium (with no ads) will jump 27%, rising from $10.99 to $13.99/month for U.S. customers. Hulu without ads will increase 20%, from $14.99 to $17.99/month. The price for Disney+ and Hulu standalone ad-supported tiers will remain at $7.99/month each, and with the bundle still $9.99/month.

In addition, the monthly price of the two Hulu + Live TV packages will each go up by $7 as of Oct. 12 (the plan with ads increases to $76.99; the tier with no ads on VOD rises to $89.99). And ESPN+ pricing will increase by one dollar, from $9.99 to $10.99/month.
Last price hike was just in December (Hulu was in October)

They are FINALLy introducing an ad-free bundle of Disney Plus and Hulu for 19.99 a month.

edited to add: though this is the same price as the trio bundle ad free with ESPN, which goes up to 24.99. So still crappy. And no annual discount.

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Yikes! I have the ad free Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle for $19.99. Looks like it's going up to $24.99. I may have to switch to just the Disney Plus and Hulu no ads bundle for $19.99. I don't used ESPN Plus much.
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They are about to find out how useless ESPN+ is to a lot of people, I suspect.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
They are about to find out how useless ESPN+ is to a lot of people, I suspect.
There's one Tennessee football game every year that's ESPN+ exclusive. I'll keep it until after that game. I do like reading the exclusive articles sometimes, but I don't know if it's worth an extra $5 a month.
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I bet this is soon to be the end of the Disney+ bundle on Verizon, which sucks. Hulu is getting expensive holy crap. It may be time to start juggling services, especially since they are going to crackdown on password stuff too.

I would say Hulu is probably my 2nd most used service just because of some of the stuff from broadcast that airs and free.

I feel like this is the precursor to ESPN's own standalone streaming service. I know ESPN+ isn't the same, but I assume they can use some metrics on who keeps it and who doesn't to help make that decision.
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Damn... that is getting pricey.
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There's one Tennessee football game every year that's ESPN+ exclusive. I'll keep it until after that game. I do like reading the exclusive articles sometimes, but I don't know if it's worth an extra $5 a month.
An NFL game? That should be broadcast for free on one of the local stations. That's how it is in KC. An ESPN feed is broadcast on one of the networks with the ESPN logo and announcers. Rest of country gets regular scheduled network programming. Last year a Chiefs game was on Amazon Prime and the local NBC station carried the Amazon stream. No Chiefs game goes unbroadcast in KC.
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An NFL game? That should be broadcast for free on one of the local stations. That's how it is in KC. An ESPN feed is broadcast on one of the networks with the ESPN logo and announcers. Rest of country gets regular scheduled network programming. Last year a Chiefs game was on Amazon Prime and the local NBC station carried the Amazon stream. No Chiefs game goes unbroadcast in KC.
College Tennessee Vols. One game is only on SEC Network+ or ESPN+ every year. I think every SEC football team has one exclusive game on SEC Network+ and ESPN+ every year.
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It looks like it's vs Austin Peay on Sept. 9th this year
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Here's some more information on it: https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/se...ll-games-2021/

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