Disney's Netflix competitor to debut November 12th priced at $6.99 per month

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Walt Disney Co yesterday said its new family-friendly streaming service will cost US$7 (RM28.72) monthly or US$70 annually with a slate of exclusive TV shows and movies from some of the world's most popular entertainment franchises in a bid to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix.

Disney+ will launch in the US market on November 12, 2019, at $6.99 a month.

Within the first year of launch, which begins on November 12, audiences can have access to Disney's entire Pixar film collection, as well as Marvel's most recent superhero release Captain Marvel and many more of the studios popular films.

Some of the confirmed Disney+ originals so far are a Loki show featuring Tom Hiddleston's eponymous villainous from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series starring Diego Luna's Cassian Andor and a Monsters, Inc. sequel series that includes Billy Crystal's Mike Wazowski and John Goodman's James P. Sullivan.

Captain Marvel will be available on day one of the subscription streaming service's launch, and so will Disney's entire Signature Collection. Netflix and Amazon allow you to download some content for offline viewing, but Disney+ is going to let you download any and all content from the service so you can watch on road trips, airplanes, or tragic times when the wi-fi goes down.

Pixar's theatrical shorts will be made available on day one, including shorts featuring "Toy Story" characters Bo Peep, in "Lamp Life", and Forky, in "Forky Asks a Question".

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Iger has said previously that Disney would take things slow in regard to its streaming venture.

On top of that price point comes the reveal of new bundle options with ESPN and Hulu, which Disney acquired a 60% stake in when they bought 20th Century Fox.

The Fox takeover helps Disney tighten its control over TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theatres, streaming services and other avenues. The service will launch first in the United States, with plans to release in other markets later.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will team for a series titled Falcon and Winter Soldier.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige also announced the What If? animated series.

From Disney, you can expect all of the recent animated and live action movies that have revitalized the studio over the past ten years along with classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. There's also some National Geographic content coming down the pipeline, including a series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

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