Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Star Wars Rogue One prequel announced

Star Wars Rogue One prequel announced

According to a report from CNBC, Disney finally announced the name of their upcoming standalone streaming service: Disney+ (Disney Plus).

The Disney+ service will be direct to consumers, and is scheduled for a USA launch late in 2019, according to Iger.

The two new TV series will join a slate of other films and series planned for Disney+, including TV series based on Pixars Monsters Inc and Disneys High School Musical as well as The Mandalorian based on the Star Wars universe. Disney is regularly considered among the most valuable brands in the world ー why wouldn't they want the iconic name and logo to feature prominently in a new service? It's not yet clear what this spells for channels now in place across satellite and cable services, but it does suggest that at least some original non-fictional programming should be headed to Disney+.

Sweetening the deal for subscribers to Disney+ are animated series.

This series will show the early days of the Rebellion, which eventually toppled the Empire in the Star Wars universe. But that's not all, as just the other week, we caught wind of a Bucky and Falcon team-up series for the platform, too.

The show is one of several ambitious series coming to Disney's Netflix challenger, which it has christened Disney+.

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Hulu offers a ton of original content that receives both critical acclaim and fan praise, but unfortunately the streaming service is unavailable outside of the United States.

Subscribers to Disney+ will also get a Marvel Studios live-action series based on Marvel character Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston.

Disney+ is the crown jewel in the entertainment giant's big-picture strategy to pull all its classic movies and blockbuster franchises into one exclusive home, further fragmenting the streaming media market for consumers.

Disney+ will do what Netflix doesn't: Its app will have microsites within it devoted to various brands: Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Nat Geo and Disney.

Disney this week revealed details about its homegrown streaming service.

The Loki rumor was first reported weeks ago along with a developing series focused on Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch (which Disney notably did not confirm in its press release), but now it's official.

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