Disney’s $6.99-per-month streaming immediately makes it a value winner over Netflix

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  1. ronjor

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    It all comes down to content, I don't believe Disney has produced that many hit movies.
     
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    Netflix Has 175 Days Left To Pull Off A Miracle... Or It's All Over
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    It certainly looks like Netflix is in trouble.
     
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    Well, after ten years and 1200+ rentals, I hope their multiple failures at streaming don't drag down their DVD/Blu-ray rental division, DVD dot com.

    For $16.20 a month I get 2-3 discs a week for the new movies going for $2.99 to $5.99 a pop from the streamers. And disc sets for full seasons of HBO, Starz and Showtime series, for the few original series that've interested me. Granted that it takes over six months or so for them to make it into the catalog. Without eating into my data cap.

    I do stream Amazon Prime and the free old movies and series on Roku and Tubi, tho. And signed up and off over the years for the Game of Thrones seasons (those discs up to season seven right now are at DVD dot com, season eight in six months or so). fuboTV for the cord-cutting content and beIN MotoGP and WSBK.

    As well, Netflix's disc catalog is without equal. They'd have to pay me to watch 99% of the tasteless garbage they stream anyhow.

    BTW, one The Disney+ rolls out, I wonder what's going to happen to their Hulu?
     
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    Disney and Charter are talking about carriage fees, and the outcome could affect how much you pay for cable in the streaming era
     
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    Disney's streaming bundle: Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99
    Back to bundling
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    https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/06/disney-espn-hulu-bundle/
     
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    - Disney made A LOT OF movies/films in the past and they can use that content to kill the (streaming) competition (think: Netflix). I consider this to be a REAL "pain in the ***" for Netflix. It will be interesting to see what Nexflix reply to this move is. Perhaps they will team up with another producer/owner of films (MGM ??, .............. ). Finally there is some SERIOUS competition for Netflix.
     
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    I think this will destroy Netflix within 18 months.
     
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    @zapjb:
    - Agree. Although I wouldn't go that far (yet) that it will kill Netflix that soon. Disney still has to sign up enough viewers to get this business going, gaining enough momentum to be a worry for Netflix in the next say 12 months. But I could be wrong. We'll just have to wait and see. But the prospects for Netflix are "not too good". Pass me the popcorn. This is going to be VERY "interesting".
    - Keep also in mind that Netflix still is losing money every quarter/year.
     
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    Disney, Charter Set Mammoth Carriage Deal That Opens Door for Disney Plus Distribution
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    Disney fights streaming account sharing with help from cable industry
    Deal with Charter aims to stop account sharing on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
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    I don't think it will destroy Netflix, but it might destroy the stock price of Netflix. I think it might pullback to 200 dollar, it's currently at 302.80. But anyway, what still bugs me about both Netflix and Prime Video, is that a lot of my favorite movies are not available, they should hire me because they are not doing a good job.
     
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    Disney+ comes to Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, will support nearly all major platforms at launch
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    A first look at Disney+
    Individual profiles, personalized curation, offline downloads and more
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    Disney+ will give subscribers four simultaneous streams and free 4K
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    For Disney, it's all about 'quality over quantity' with Disney+
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    Disney will offer high definition streaming for less than Netflix
     
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    Get Disney+ for $4 per month, if you buy three years upfront
    Users could save more than 40 percent over the full term
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    Disney Plus Goes Live in the Netherlands in Free Trial Run
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    Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as companies come into conflict on streaming
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    Disney+ is now available for pre-order with a 7-day free trial
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    Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due to a reported ad dispute
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