Disney Promises its Streaming Service Will be 'Substantially Cheaper' Than Netflix

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Ben Fritz of the Wall Street Journal notes that Disney would also develop shows based on Disney properties such as, Monsters Inc., Marvel, and High School Musical. But with Johnson's new trilogy said to "introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored" perhaps this series will follow a similar lead.

Gearing up for the launch of a new Disney streaming platform, the media giant has promised its subscription rates will not be as high as those of its principal rival, Netflix. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due out in theaters on December 15.

During a fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Iger hinted at certain details of the two services, with the ESPN channel launching in the Spring of 2018.

Other assets of Fox that would fall under Disney's influence if a merger is successful include the FX Channel, NatGeo Channel and Sky Television - Europe's biggest media company - in addition to Fox's film studio.

Speaking of spending though, Disney shockingly doesn't want us to do that much of it.

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Disney's CEO confirmed in September 2017 that the service will have up to five original series, three or four exclusive Disney movies, and Disney's entire TV catalogue. The downdraft from bad weather, lower ad sales and a tough year for movies was too powerful even for Disney, which counts on TV, theme parks, consumer products and its famous studio to fuel growth. Revenue declined 3% to US$12.8bn and the company failed to meet analysts' expectations.

As it now stands, the rumors of a sale have made Fox and Disney shareholders alike happy - as of Friday alone, the Twenty-First Century division of Fox has seen an increase of 4% to their stock's value since the rumors first got out, and Disney has seen a more modest increase of 2.9%.

Hurricane Irma had an effect on Disney's domestic resort and cruise business, the company said.

For the quarter ended September 30, Disney reported earnings of $1.07 a share, excluding some items, missing the $1.14 average of analysts' estimates.

On the call Thursday, executives declined to comment on the Fox reports.

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