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Disney+ to Launch this November, Price Set at $6.99 Monthly


The Walt Disney Company’s Disney’s Disney+ (Disney Plus) streaming service will launch in the United States on November 12, 2019, offering subscriptions for $6.99 a month, $69.99 for a year. 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.

Disney+ 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, and will be available on connected TV and mobile devices.

“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,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Walt Disney.

When Disney+ launches, subscribers can expect a combination of original series, and tons of series and films from their newly expanded library. Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+ says within the first year, the service will 7,500 episodes, 25 original series, 400 movies from the library and 100 recent films. This includes the newly acquired rights to The Simpsons, which will now stream exclusively on Disney+ (sorry Hulu!).

Disney also unveiled a feature-rich product experience that makes it easy for subscribers to navigate, discover, and watch their favorite programming, with dedicated immersive branded tiles and dedicated pages for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Subscribers will have the ability to create custom profiles, with each receiving personalized experiences curated to their unique tastes based on past behaviors and preferred content.

The Disney+ service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs, and will adjust to the best possible high-definition viewing experience based on a subscriber’s available bandwidth, with support for up to 4K HDR video playback. An unprecedented amount of content will also be available to fans for offline viewing.

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Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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