"U.S. Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018", Friedland said. It's good since movies and TV shows will appear on the Disney network at a relatively fast rate. The company is very particular for its top movies that are only available for purchase rather than rent. Disney proceeded to waste no time spelling out what this deal meant, saying that they planned to launch a Disney-branded streaming service in 2019.
But this isn't because Disney has bad blood with Netflix. "Strange" are expected to disappear from the service at the end of 2019 unless a new deal for Marvel and LucasFilms content is reached. But it's not clear if that original content extends to Marvel and Star Wars.
"For many sports fans, this app will become the premier digital destination for all their sports content", Disney said in a statement.
On the other hand, one has to assume that the Disney streaming service will have all of their movies.
Iger added that the acquisition marks a new strategy for Disney, while leveraging the "strength" of Disney's well-known brands.
The ESPN-branded multi-sport service will offer a robust array of sports programming, featuring approximately 10,000 live regional, national, and worldwide games and events a year. Like Disney's upcoming project, the BBC created its own streaming service called "BritBox" which features classic episodes of "Doctor Who".
On top of offering its major new releases on its streaming service, Disney also plans to make a wide variety of content that will be exclusively provided on this streaming service, offering an extra incentive for people to sign up.