With the Disney/Fox merger complete and Disney now in ownership of the former 20th Century Fox assets, Disney has expanded their control on the entertainment industry. But they got more then just the licenses to certain characters and films, and now they're intending to put one of their purchases to use.
A report from Discussing Film suggests that Disney is considering making a package deal that would include access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu. Disney gained majority ownership of the streaming service when they purchased Fox, who also had shares in the company. The three streaming services could be bundled together for a discounted price, helping entice consumers to the new Disney+ service by including it with the more established content providers.
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Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu may be included in a bundle at a discounted price. Disney+ and Hulu are planned to expand outside of the US in the future. pic.twitter.com/0Jv6I4cYKx— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) April 11, 2019
On top of that, Disney is also reportedly expanding Hulu and Disney+ to be available outside the United States at some point in the future. Doing so could help increase the potential market for the services, to help justify the $71 billion Disney spent on acquiring the Fox assets.
Disney+ is slated to launch Nov. 12. The streaming service will be priced at $6.99 monthly and $69.99 annually.