On the heels of the release of Apple TV+, another service with a plus symbol in their name is coming less than two weeks later. This service, however, couldn’t be more different. Disney+ plans on having a massive back catalog of content along with a slew of original content. After testing the waters with ESPN+ and gaining more control of Hulu, Disney will launch their service which is catered to diehard and casual fans alike. What sets Disney apart from Apple in terms of strategy? While they are not as big as Apple, what makes them potentially a better pick for the long haul? Dustin and Tony discuss all of this along with the path that CEO Bob Iger has carved for Disney over the past fifteen years all leading to this service.
Articles or websites discussed during the episode:
Disney’s stock history: https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/DIS/disney/stock-price-history
Disney+’s original programming: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_original_programs_distributed_by_Disney%2B
The extent of the Disney+ back catalog: https://www.cnet.com/news/disney-plus-every-show-movie-original-series-available-to-stream-release-date-marvel-star-wars-pixar/
Why Disney got into the streaming world: https://variety.com/2019/biz/features/disney-plus-streaming-plans-bob-iger-1203120734/
Hulu’s subscriber base: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/media/hulu-subscribers/index.html
Disney’s bundle option: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20757626/disney-plus-espn-hulu-bundle-price-date-streaming-service
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