Disney Streaming

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Disney is planning a streaming service to rival Netflix. Scheduled to launch in November, Disney Plus will include all of Disney, most of Marvel, most of Pixar, all of Star Wars, and a lot of Fox programming, as well as hundreds of other television shows, the Disney Channel, National Geographic, etc. for which they will be charging $6.99 per month

    See Here’s How Disney+ Will Take Over the World on Wired.com
     
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    Somehow I don't expect much of a ripple on Netflix's pond.
     
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    Netflix Market Value Dropped $8 Billion After the Disney Plus Announcement -- Time

    Disney shares up.
     
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    Poor Obama, wonder if he is now wishing that he had not bought into Netflix ?
     
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    Just imagine how Blockbuster feels (if they existed beyond one store in Oregon) for rejecting Netflix as a merger partner.
     
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    Until they closed, we even had a Blockbuster in Millinocket.
     
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    Maybe their pricing structure will cause Netflix to offer better subscription prices, but "kid-friendly" programming doesn't really appeal to me. I'm sure households with small children will find the offerings attractive, though.
     
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    Although Disney and Fox will probably have a lot of stuff that I would watch, it does look like it's going to be especially attractive to people with children.
     
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    Disney "White-Washing" its streaming service... FULL ARTICLE

    "Disney+ promises to be the hub for the iconic brand’s past and present on-demand content — but not all oldies will be streaming.

    The 1946 film Song of the South will not be offered on the $7-per-month service and the Jim Crow scene in 1941’s Dumbo will be edited out, Boardwalk Times reports and The Hollywood Reporter confirms. That’s because both have been deemed racist — Song of the South for its portrayal of African-Americans working on a plantation and serving their white masters and the Doo-wop singing crows, one of which was actually named Jim Crow, a reference to the racist laws that allowed segregation."


    Let's just get busy changing everything that ever insulted anyone, ever.

    Meanwhile, at Warner Bros...

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    Just download the flim Song of the South.

    A lovely film and in no way is it racist.

    The mind boggles that anyone could think its racist and ban it.
     
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    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said it will take full control of the Hulu service in a deal with Comcast Corp, as it vies for a bigger piece of the global video streaming market dominated by companies such as Netflix Inc.

    The agreement, which ascribes a minimum equity value to Hulu of $27.5 billion, allows either company to trigger a sale or purchase of Comcast's 33% stake to Disney as early as January 2024. Comcast has also agreed to fund Hulu's recent buyout of AT&T's 9.5% interest in the company. FULL ARTICLE
     
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    I don't see Disney buying Hulu as a plus.
     
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    Seems to me that the big guys in streaming are trying to monopolize the business, kind of like the cable companies. I predict that the "cord cutters" will be in for some unpleasant surprises in the future, as prices for streaming services rise.
     
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    I think you're right. I made that comparison in reference to cable a few years ago. Cable came out as the better alternative to network television, with more options and no ads, but you had to pay a monthly fee. The problem with network TV was that all you had to buy was the television set and, if you lived in a rural area, a rooftop antenna, and you were set for years. Cable brought a monthly bill. Streaming will end up as something that we not only have to pay for Internet access, but a fee for each channel that we want to watch, plus they will have ads.

     
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