Disney‘s upcoming streaming service has finally been given a name along with a couple more details about the upcoming straight-to-consumer service.
The upcoming streaming service will be named “Disney Play” according to the latest report from Variety. What’s more, Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that this service is “the biggest priority of the company during calendar [year] 2019.”
Earlier this year Disney began removing some of its content from streaming services such as Netflix, a service which Disney Play has already been compared to. What’s more, in the future Disney will stop adding its blockbusters to other streaming services offering them solely through Disney Play.
This will begin with Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios production that’ll be offered exclusively through Disney Play. The final Marvel title landing on third-party services is Ant Man & The Wasp. Other big titles, such as Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, and upcoming live-action movies such as The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Dumbo, etc. will also be landing exclusively on Disney Play.
Much like Netflix, Disney is set to work on a number of exclusives for the service, including a live-action Lady & The Tramp and an upcoming Star Wars TV-series.
It has been revealed however that Disney won’t be removing any more of its shows from other services, including those it recently acquired in the huge 21st Century Fox merger, but will also include shows and movies from its vast back catalog on the service.