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Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus

By August 13, 2018No Comments

The details on Disneyflix are starting to emerge.

Disney will stop licensing movies to Netflix.

The upcoming “Captain Marvel” will be the first movie that goes directly from theatre to Disney’s streaming service.

Remakes of “Lady and the Tramp” and “The Sword in the Stone” are in the works.

Spinoffs of “High School Musical” and “Monsters Inc.” are being developed.

Big question: Can Disney develop (good) distribution technology faster than technology companies (Netflix) can develop content?

Quote from Luis Cabral — Professor of Media Economics @ New York University:
“The Netflix example suggests that it’s easier for distributors to enter into content creation quickly than it is for content creators to get into distribution quickly,”

Head start: CBS recently announced that their streaming service (CBS All Access) and Showtime’s are a year ahead of schedulewith regards to subscribers.

Projected subscribers for CBS/Showtime streaming services:

Flashback #1: It’s Netflix’s World, Disney Just Lives in It

Flashback #2: Disney Unveils New Streaming Services, to End Netflix Deal

More #1: Vizio Integrates Pluto TV With New Ad-Supported WatchFree Service

More #2: Roku: Riding The Wave Of The OTT Revolution

Michael Beach

Michael Beach is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross Screen Media, a media analytics and software company that enables marketers to plan, activate, and measure CTV and linear TV at the local level. Michael is also the founder and editor of State of the Screens, a weekly newsletter focused on video advertising that is a must-read for thought leaders in the advertising industry. He has appeared in such publications as PBS Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Axios, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.