Disney+ offers subscribers another streaming option

Mariah Redmond Digital & Social Media Editor

Disney is taking over the world in a new way, a streaming service by the name of Disney+ launching November 12.

It will include 500 movies and 7,500 TV shows, such as Lizzie Mcguire, That’s So Raven, and Even Stevens. The service will run for $6.99 per month, or $12.99 packaged with Hulu and ESPN, all for the same price as Netflix while adding another 47,000 shows and 4,000 movies.

Unfortunately, this move will remove all the Star Wars and Marvel franchise films from Netflix. It will cost Disney $150,000,000, while causing an anticipated major plummet in subscribers for Netflix. Disney, however will be earning a 60% stake with Hulu and Fox.

“I feel like Disney is doing too much capitalizing instead of focusing on what they know, which is TV shows,” said GHC student Bri Bradley.

Disney’s prime-time ratings have fallen by 23%, according to Fox Business. Disney+ is an effort to create a comparable streaming base to Netflix, which is up 69% in American households.

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