Disney Streaming Service Won't Include Pre-2019 Star Wars Films

Disney Streaming Service Won't Include Pre-2019 Star Wars Films

Iger also said that there was no plan to merge or bundle together this new service with Hulu or its sports streaming service ESPN+.

Like with its Marvel films, Disney had previously licensed the streaming rights for its Star Wars titles, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Regarding the Disney streaming service, Iger offered it will feature content from Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and other Disney related content; Iger said the library will develop over time especially once the deal with Fox Studios officially goes through (said to be late spring / early summer 2019).

Iger told analysts in the Q&A session following the results announcement that Disney would "walk before we run" in terms of building content for the service and added that the Disney OTT offering would "not have anything close to the volume that Netflix has".

With Disney launching its very own streaming service sometime next year, we know very little about what the industry has taken to calling “Disneyflix”. "Having earned the overwhelming support of shareholders, we are more enthusiastic about the 21st Century Fox acquisition than ever, and confident in our ability to fully leverage these assets along with our own incredible brands, franchises, and businesses to drive significant value across the entire company". Disney is reportedly in heavy negotiations with Turner broadcasting for rights to all Star Wars movies up through "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

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According to Bob Iger, Star Wars movies released before next year will not be on the new service.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date but the Disney direct-to-consumer platform will launch in late 2019. Those films will remain on Netflix until the licensing deal expires between Disney and the streaming giant. Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.87, less than the Street's expectation of $1.95.

Total revenue rose 7% to $15.23bn, driven by box office successes as well as theme parks and resort visits, but missed analysts' $15.34bn forecast.

The one business that saw a drop in revenue was also Disney's smallest segment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. In after-hours training, Disney's stock fell 49 cents to $116.07 (roughly Rs. 8,000).

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