Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms Streaming Bundle Featuring Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+

Thursday, 08 Aug, 2019

Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger said the results reflected its efforts to "effectively integrate" TV and film assets purchased from 21st Century Fox in March for $71bn.

In addition to original content, Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home for Disney's 2019 theatrical releases from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel.

The latest "Avengers" film smashed records this year to become the all-time top grossing film with $2.8 billion.

- Disney says it will offer its three streaming services in a package for $13.

Disney remains mum on whether the bundle will be made available internationally.

In a move calculated to undermine Netflix as competition, Disney will offer a three for the price of one streaming service starting November. There's a lot looking up for FX both on its traditional cable platform and in its Hulu offerings.

The new service Disney+ launches in the USA in November and is expected to hit the United Kingdom next year.

The other competitor for Disney is Apple's upcoming Apple TV Plus service that will launch right around the same time as Disney+.

He threw the movies they just acquired from Fox under the bus, notably throwing shade at Dark Phoenix, Fox's X-Men universe swan song - which is estimated to have lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 million.

Disney is working to put some of its movie magic into Fox films, particularly its live-action titles, according to Iger.

Iger did not share any additional information about casting, release date or plot details, aside from calling it a reimagined version "for a new generation". You can expect that we will conclude deals with them as distribution partners.

I think part of what's cool about the way they've set it up is, now that you can buy Hulu plus Disney+, plus ESPN+ for 12.99, it's just such a good value, the bundle.