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Disney rebounds as it shifts focus to streaming plans

Streaming Dreams Drove Disney's Interest in Fox Assets Get Ready for Star Wars and High School Musical TV Shows
Elaine Woods | 11 November, 2017, 01:10

When asked how all of Disney's proposed streaming programming-which could venture beyond the wholesome G-rated fare families expect, especially if it dives into the edgier end of Marvel-would work with the overall Disney brand, Iger likened it to its theme parks.

They include a live-action Star Wars series, plus television series based on High School Musical and Monsters Inc.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the news during an investor call, saying the new series will be exclusively shown on Disney's streaming service, which is set to debut in 2019.

What realm of Marvel will this future show possibly explore?

While Disney's moves to create its own solo platform and remove its content from Netflix surprised many, Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer has insisted it is "not an anti-Netflix move, but a pro-Disney move". Iger also revealed that Disney's new service will be priced "substantially below" Netflix, at least when it initially launches.

Last Jedi director to helm new Star Wars trilogy
He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for. Abrams) and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who were replaced by Ron Howard).

Apple to launch new iPad without a home button in 2018
However, we do not know for sure whether the new iPad will also allow wireless charging or if they will feature a glass back. That being said, it remains to be seen whether the future iPad will have the notch on the display just like the iPhone X.

Vikings place Sam Bradford on IR to make room for Teddy Bridgewater
Zimmer said Bridgewater at times has been rusty. "He's done excellent", Zimmer said of Bridgewater's practice performance. The Vikings activated Bridgewater (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday.

'Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored, ' said Lucasfilm in an official announcement.

Disney shares rose 2% to $102.68 before financial results were released late Thursday, and they were up slightly in after-hours trading. That service will be called ESPN Plus, he said Thursday.

The Walt Disney Co. has galactic plans for its Star Wars franchise, and those are coming with a big bill.

Disney's new streaming service might look like a rival to Netflix, but really, it's just a new friend. It would make sense that we would get more details at those times. The House of Mouse will also develop an original live-action Star Wars TV series for its direct-to-consumer SVOD service. It's not a insane idea; Netflix would continue to benefit from new Marvel material, the MCU could spin out more street-level heroes, and Disney keep some distance from the violent material while still reaping the reward of their success.

Device support is unclear, though Disney has referred to the upcoming service as an "app" on several occasions, suggesting it could be streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, and other internet-connected devices capable of running applications. Marvel's New Warrior could be one of the many series to come to the Disney streaming service. This will launch before the entertainment-focused service rolls out.

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