If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you want to subscribe to Disney’s ESPN+, you might want to move quickly because the company has announced that starting August 12, they will be increasing the price of its monthly subscription from $4.99 a month to $5.99 a month, which means that over the course of a year, you will end up paying $12 more.
While Disney might have gotten into the streaming game later than some of its competitors, it appears that the company’s reputation, portfolio, and acquisition strategy is paying off because during the company’s third quarter earnings report, they have revealed that their streaming services now play home to more than 100 million subscribers.
When it comes to blockbuster movies, companies usually choose to show it at theaters first before it is made available on DVD/Blu-ray or a streaming service. However, it seems that with many cinemas closed as a result of the pandemic, Disney is trying something new with its upcoming Mulan movie.
With a lot of online services, companies usually offer a trial period so that customers know what they are buying before fully committing, especially if it’s going to be a subscription that is ongoing. However, as far as Disney+ is concerned, Disney seems to be done with offering free trials to customers.
Disney’s foray into streaming with Disney+ is no doubt a little late when compared to the competition like Netflix and Hulu, but thanks to the company’s strong branding, reputation, and its catalogue which plays home to many beloved franchises, they have managed to gain a lot of traction fairly quickly.
Video streaming services have been around for a while now and to be honest, it did feel like Disney was a little late to the game with its Disney+ streaming service that launched last year. However, Disney is a very old company with fantastic branding, and an awesome portfolio to boot, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that its subscribers have since crossed the 50 […]
For a brief moment in time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) seemed like it was in trouble. This is because due to an inability to negotiate a deal, both Sony and Marvel announced that they would no longer be working together, meaning that the third Spider-Man film would not be part of the MCU.
Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise contains video game characters from a variety of games and publishers. Now, we imagine that Nintendo probably has a ton of ideas as to what kind of characters they want in the game, and that they might not necessarily be successful with all their requests.
Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian proved to be a huge hit. The series was highly entertaining and we’re sure that many are eagerly anticipating the release of the second season. However, one of the aspects of the show was actually the appearance of what has become affectionately known as “Baby Yoda”.
Apple TV+ is fairly new to the scene having launched just last year, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems to be doing pretty well because in terms of subscribers, Apple TV+ is reported to have more subscribers compared to the likes of Hulu, who has been around for a while, and the recently-launched Disney Plus.
From time to time, streaming services such as Netflix remove shows from its catalog. This is normal as licenses expire and as such, shows are dropped. However, it seems that Disney Plus, which has only been around for a few months, is already removing some shows from its catalog, which definitely isn’t a good sign for subscribers.
Many have been wondering about the fate of the Deadpool franchise ever since Disney acquired Fox. This is because of Disney’s approach of movies in which they try to keep them as family-friendly as possible to cater to a larger audience, and obviously Deadpool is not your family-friendly movie.
Earlier this year, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had hinted that video streaming platforms such as Netflix and YouTube would soon be coming to Tesla vehicles. Given that you can already play games on Tesla’s infotainment system, we suppose it’s not a stretch to think that you would also be able to stream video as well.
While Disney might have been late to the streaming game, they certainly have managed to capture the attention of many with its flagship Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. The reviews of the series have been fantastic and the first season just ended rather amazingly (if you’ve seen it, you can probably agree).