12,000 people sign online petition to halt Disney-Netflix ‘divorce’

23 . Aug . 2017
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It may be ‘back-to-business’ mode for Netflix and Disney, after Disney announced its own streaming service; but many Netflix audiences don’t want this marriage to end – 12,000 approximately.

These people have signed an online petition asking Disney to reconsider its decision to remove its shows and films from Netflix after 2018, as Disney launches its own streaming service in 2019, starting from USA. This set-up may make business sense, but paid subscribers of Netflix see this as a loss.

An online petition – Disney: Go Back to Netflix! – was initiated by online organizing site Care2 on August 16, to make the subscribers’ voice heard. Alison Perris, spokesperson, Care2 said in a media interaction that the move limits the entertainment choices of the subscribers on limited budget.

The subscription space in the USA is already so crowded with Netflix, CBS, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO. Add to that Apple, and now Disney, the audiences have to shell out more money to have access to more vibrant entertainment.

Furthermore, Disney has an interesting movie line starting 2019– Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Star Wars Episode 9, Captain Marvel, The Incredibles 2, Mary Poppins Remake, and many more. It’s obvious why the audiences want the two entertainment giants to continue their union. Whether that happens or not, only time will tell.

Americans are increasingly subscribing to multiple streaming services as more companies look for ways to capitalize on their popularity. Some customers are happy with the plethora of services available to them. This month alone, there have been at least three new streaming announcements, including Disney’s.