Disney’s streaming service is definitely something that most of the digital audiences are waiting for. Obviously Disney, as a production house, has a gamut of titles which cater to varied audiences. And since Disney has decided to stream its titles exclusively on its streaming service – set to launch in 2019 – its launch is highly anticipated. Here’s another bit of information that adds much spice to the Disney streaming service.
The studio is mulling to launch the OTT in USA at the start. It plans to expand to newer markets later. The ‘USP’ of the service will be that it shall be devoid of any R-rated content, since that is what the brand Disney is all about. Interestingly, most of the web series on major OTT platforms are high on sexual and violent content.
The R-rated content will be going to Hulu, American subscription video on demand service. Netflix too, will be playing its part. Reports suggest that the various Marvel series will be continuing to stream on the service they are currently on. So Netflix can hang onto the Disney superhero inventory. TheDigitalHash.com earlier reported about an online petition to halt the Netflix-Disney divorce. The people, who signed the petition, must be a happy lot now.
Talking of Disney Originals, the first year will witness four to five of original movies and five web series. On an average the budget set for digital series for 10 episodes is $25-35 million, but in exceptional cases it may be stretched up to $100 million.
Disney maybe talking it slow, but it surely is chalking out a fool proof plan for its streaming service.