Disney+ Streaming Platform to Host Entire Disney Motion Picture Library

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has shared additional details on the company's upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which will compete with Apple's forthcoming digital video platform.

Speaking to shareholders on Thursday, Iger said the Disney service will offer subscribers "the entire Disney motion picture library," and will signal the end of the so-called "Disney Vault".

The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a "vault" and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we're producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded.
As Polygon notes, Disney typically makes individual titles available on home video for limited periods of time. Once a run of a particular movie on DVD and Blu-ray has sold through, Disney returns it to the "Vault" until it's released again.

Iger also said that newer films will find a home on Disney+ within a year of their theatrical release. "It's going to combine both the old and the new," Iger continued. "All of the films that we're releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service."

Disney+, which will be home to Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content, is set to launch in "late 2019," more than two years after it was first announced in August 2017.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple's upcoming video streaming service and its work on original TV content could spell trouble for Apple board member and Disney CEO Bob Iger, citing the potential for competition between the two companies.

Apple plans to introduce its streaming TV service at a March 25 event but it is expected to launch later in the year.

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Well, for now archival stock is all they have. So, if they have to get off to a good start, that is their only bet.

Only new offerings they can have now is from sports programming.
 

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This a problem for all new online streaming "startups" - not enough new programming that will hook people on for more than two weekend bingeing. Even if most major contributors pull intent from Netflix, they are still ahead.

All the programs that Apple can and will bring in at launch will last most subscribers a weeks watching. After that … reading/watching news clips?

Edit: *original and new programs that Apple can ...
 
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So will Pixar movies also be included in this service eventually and therefor not at all on Apples Service? That would be weird... as I’ve always seen Pixar and Apple as best friends :)
 

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So will Pixar movies also be included in this service eventually and therefor not at all on Apples Service? That would be weird... as I’ve always seen Pixar and Apple as best friends :)
You’ll still be able to buy or rent them via Apple TV/iTunes, they just won’t be on other streaming services. They will absolutely be included in Disney library for Disney +.
 
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Would be nice if it meant they were getting rid of the vault altogether or if Apple would implement a way to search for digital Disney movies you own.

So frustrating not being able to find movies I own via Siri only because they are in the vault and therefore not being sold in iTunes.
 

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All the programs that Apple can and will bring in at launch will last most subscribers a weeks watching. After that … reading/watching news clips?
If you can watch everything that's currently on the iTunes store in a week you have too much time on your hands...
 

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has shared additional details on the company's upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which will compete with Apple's forthcoming digital video platform.

Speaking to shareholders on Thursday, Iger said the Disney service will offer subscribers "the entire Disney motion picture library," and will signal the end of the so-called "Disney Vault".

As Polygon notes, Disney typically makes individual titles available on home video for limited periods of time. Once a run of a particular movie on DVD and Blu-ray has sold through, Disney returns it to the "Vault" until it's released again.

Iger also said that newer films will find a home on Disney+ within a year of their theatrical release. "It's going to combine both the old and the new," Iger continued. "All of the films that we're releasing this year, [starting] with Captain Marvel, will also be on the service."

Disney+, which will be home to Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content, is set to launch in "late 2019," more than two years after it was first announced in August 2017.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple's upcoming video streaming service and its work on original TV content could spell trouble for Apple board member and Disney CEO Bob Iger, citing the potential for competition between the two companies.

Apple plans to introduce its streaming TV service at a March 25 event but it is expected to launch later in the year.

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[doublepost=1552049861][/doublepost]I just wish they didn’t own marvel or Star Wars. I want to see future programming from them but have zero interest in Disney and I’m sure Disney will sanitize all that stuff just like Apple will with their boring “family friendly” content...
 

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I really don’t get the contemporary obsession with streaming. Isn’t streaming just a cable / direct tv replacement?

It is cheaper in the long term and more convenient (i.e. watch when you choose) to just buy physical copies of movies / shows you want to view. Better picture and sound (I.e. no compression), no bandwidth limitations, and you can sell or pass on your physical media when you no longer want it.
 
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People leave cable TV due to overpriced packages and fragmented content, moving to a centralized and online Netflix. So what do the companies do? Fragment and decentralize the online content, making it resemble cable tv with multiple subscriptions paying for smaller and different content. How many times do we need to teach you old man?
 

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I really don’t get the contemporary obsession with streaming. Isn’t streaming just a cable / direct tv replacement?

It is cheaper in the long term and more convenient (i.e. watch when you choose) to just buy physical copies of movies / shows you want to view. Better picture and sound (I.e. no compression), no bandwidth limitations, and you can sell or pass on your physical media when you no longer want it.
What math are you using to arrive at cheaper? Ownership of physical media is only cheaper than streaming at low volume consuming. The more content you consume the cheaper streaming becomes vs ownership. Physical media definitely isn't more convenient. You can stream almost anywhere. Physical media, by and large, is tied to a fixed location. With 4K picture and Dolby sound becoming more prevalent in streaming, the better picture and sound gap is not that significant generally speaking.
 
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I really don’t get the contemporary obsession with streaming. Isn’t streaming just a cable / direct tv replacement?

It is cheaper in the long term and more convenient (i.e. watch when you choose) to just buy physical copies of movies / shows you want to view. Better picture and sound (I.e. no compression), no bandwidth limitations, and you can sell or pass on your physical media when you no longer want it.
What math are you using to arrive at cheaper? Ownership of physical media is only cheaper than streaming at low volume consuming. The more content you consume the cheaper streaming becomes. Physical media definitely isn't more convenient. You can stream almost anywhere. Physical media, by and large, is tied to a fixed location. With 4K picture and Dolby sound becoming more prevalent in streaming, the better picture and sound gap is not that significant generally speaking.
Not to mention, how many times do people watch a title that they purchased? 99.9% of the year it sits on their shelf. If I pay $10/mo to stream and watch ten movies, that's $1 per movie. If I buy the title, it's $15-$20 for what? One, maybe two or three watches and it sits, getting dusty and taking up space? I have shelves of physical DVD's that haven't been touched in years. If I stream a movie and can't get through the first 10 minutes and stop, who cares? Can't say the same for a mistaken purchase of a bluray. I'm stuck with it.

People that ask why people stream...do they listen to radio or only listen to whatever music they purchased on CD at a dwindling number of music stores?
 

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Not to mention, how many times do people watch a title that they purchased? 99.9% of the year it sits on their shelf. If I pay $10/mo to stream and watch ten movies, that's $1 per movie. If I buy the title, it's $15-$20 for what? One, maybe two or three watches and it sits, getting dusty and taking up space? I have shelves of physical DVD's that haven't been touched in years. If I stream a movie and can't get through the first 10 minutes and stop, who cares? Can't say the same for a mistaken purchase of a bluray. I'm stuck with it.

People that ask why people stream...do they listen to radio or only listen to whatever music they purchased on CD at a dwindling number of music stores?
This. I have over 10 binders of DVD's and Blu-Rays (approx. 5000 discs) that I haven't touched in multiple years. Cartons of CD's collected over the years that haven't seen the light of day in ages. I know that's just my own personal anecdote but I'm pretty sure there are tons of people who are in the exact same circumstance.
 

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Yeah, no thanks. The only time I could see myself subscribing to this is when my wife and I have children. Otherwise, I'll pass. Netflix/Hulu/HBO/Amazon Prime are enough for us.
 

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People leave cable TV due to overpriced packages and fragmented content, moving to a centralized and online Netflix. So what do the companies do? Fragment and decentralize the online content, making it resemble cable tv with multiple subscriptions paying for smaller and different content.
If someone cuts the cable cord just to save money, but then signs up for every streaming service out there, then they are doing it wrong.

Using streaming services is very different than having cable.

A big difference is that with streaming the user can easily pick and choose what they want to watch for as long as they want to watch it. Get HBO around the time for the new season of GoT to start, catch up of other shows while you are subscribe, and cancel HBO at the end of the season.

You can do the same thing with all the streaming services, Watch Netflix just a few months out of the year, then switch to another one. Maybe the services that you use most, keep them all year around.

You can easily sign up in seconds, and cancel in seconds. This is something that is currently not offered by the Cable companies.

Plus, many people forget about the equipment charges for the cable companies. In my area, it costs $12 for a Comcast HD STB. For a medium size family having 4 TVs in a home, the equipment charges alone would be $48 a month, just for the rental.

The equipment rental alone could pay for many streaming services that I can use an ATV, Roku, or built-in Smart TV app to view content.
 

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People leave cable TV due to overpriced packages and fragmented content, moving to a centralized and online Netflix. So what do the companies do? Fragment and decentralize the online content, making it resemble cable tv with multiple subscriptions paying for smaller and different content. How many times do we need to teach you old man?
That’s where the TV.app should come in.

It should be the central location for the various content providers.

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t been pushing developing to support the tv.app. Cough cough Netflix
 
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Yes, Apple has also been lacking with new features to the tv.app, like a tab for live tv.
I stopped using the TV app shortly after its launch due to its poor quality and lack of usefulness.

I just recent decided to give it a try again, just to check out the improvements, only to get really frustrated that I wanted to watch a TV show from iTunes using the TV app, but it keeps switching to Prime Video as the source....

It is just really frustrating to us the TV app.

This. I have over 10 binders of DVD's and Blu-Rays (approx. 5000 discs) that I haven't touched in multiple years. Cartons of CD's collected over the years that haven't seen the light of day in ages. I know that's just my own personal anecdote but I'm pretty sure there are tons of people who are in the exact same circumstance.
My situation is similar. Although, I do see the appeal of passing along physical media, as giving someone digital media is not as clear cut.
 

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Yeah, no thanks. The only time I could see myself subscribing to this is when my wife and I have children. Otherwise, I'll pass. Netflix/Hulu/HBO/Amazon Prime are enough for us.
I thought this too but Disney has other types of movies besides Aladdin and Mickey Mouse stuff.

Depending on the price, I might subscribe maybe once or twice a year just to catch up on Marvel/ Star Wars ones.
 
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