Disney offers peek at plans for streaming service

Disney offered a sneak peek on Thursday of its streaming service, which will launch on Nov. 12, 2019.

At $6.99 a month, Disney+ will be cost less than Netflix, which currently dominates the streaming market.

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The service will include TV shows and movies from Marvel, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars, Pixar and Disney brands.

Disney+ will include 7,500 episodes, 25 original series, 400 library movie titles and 100 recent theatrical films releases, Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney+, said at Disney’s 2019 Investor Day Thursday, according to Vanity Fair.

“The Simpsons” will be one of the shows streaming exclusively on Disney+, Vanity Fair reported.

Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer division, said at the event that “we’re confident consumers are going to love the service.”

Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy said it expects 60 million to 90 million subscribers for Disney+ globally by the end of fiscal 2024, according to Vanity Fair.

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