Netflix fans might soon start noticing a decided lack of Disney content in the streaming service’s menu, which can be easily explained thanks to the latest statement from the Mouse House brand.
On Tuesday, August 08, Disney announced its decision to put a stop to its broadcasting deal. It will be doing so as the company is set on launching its own streaming service sometime in 2019, according to reports.
Marvel TV shows are nonetheless expected to still be available.
Disney Content to Stop Being Accessible on Netflix
Bob Iger, the Disney CEO, is reported as having stated that the company is still in a “good relationship” with Netflix. However, the Mouse House is looking to extend the public’s options for viewing its ‘vast library of content’.
Its recent acquisition of new shares in BAMTech seem to be specifically directed towards achieving this goal. BAMTech is a streaming and marketing service. Disney first acquired a 33 percent stake in the company back in 2016. Now, the Walt Disney Company officially announced that it would be buying the majority ownership of the company.
Through it, Disney will be launching its own ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service as soon as 2018. A Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service is expected to go live in 2019.
“The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar,” declared Disney in the statement.
The company then pointed out some of its future releases, for example, Toy Story 4 or the Frozen still unnamed sequel. The Lion King live action movie, as well as other highly anticipated films, is also on the list.
Although all Disney content will start disappearing from Netflix, users are expected to be still able to access Marvel TV content. As such, shows such as Jessica Jones or Luke Cage should still remain on the streaming service’s list.
An exact date for the withdrawal of the Disney content from Netflix has yet to be announced.
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