Last year Disney announced that they would be launching their own streaming service. This is significant because it means an end of Disney’s streaming deal with Netflix where future Disney-branded shows would no longer be available on Netflix, in fact, Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the platform’s last Marvel movie.
All of this makes it look like Disney wants to create a streaming service that would rival the competition out there, but apparently, that’s not the company’s strategy here. This is according to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger who said that the company won’t be trying to compete directly with Netflix or Amazon, but instead, they are trying to focus more on the quality of their shows.
It would be hard to compete anyway since their streaming service would likely focus more on their own properties, versus Netflix and Amazon which are bringing in shows and movies from other networks. We will just have to wait and see what happens.
Right now, we don’t have any info on when Disney’s streaming service will launch, but it has been targeted for some time in 2019, so we have a rough timeframe. It will be fascinating to see how it all comes together.