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Disney announce brand new streaming service

The new platform is set to rival Netflix

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The Walt Disney Company have announced a brand new streaming service, Disney+.

The platform, which is set to rival Netflix, will launch in the US on November 12, 2019, and will cost $6.99 a month.

The service will “offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands,” including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Disney boss Bob Iger said: “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company—one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark.”

“We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike.”

Disney+ will launch in November with a robust library of theatrical and television content, and in its first year will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials by some of the industry’s most prolific and creative storytellers.

The Disney+ service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs. An unprecedented amount of content will also be available to fans for offline viewing.

Following its U.S debut, Disney+ will rapidly expand globally, with plans to be in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years.

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