In light of Thursday’s news that a live-action Star Wars TV series is heading to Disney’s yet-to-be-released streaming service, interest in the impending platform is at an all-time high. Thankfully, according to CEO Bob Iger, fans won’t need to break the bank to take part in the viewing experience.
“Our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is,” Iger said on Disney’s Q4 earnings call. “That is in part reflective of the fact it’ll have less volume.”
Currently, Netflix subscriptions range between $7.99 and $13.99 a month, and while Iger stopped short of revealing a planned price point, one can’t help but wonder if the streaming service will fall somewhere in line with CBS All Access’ base subscription plan, which prices in at $5.99 a month.
First announced back in August, Disney’s streaming service “represents a big strategic shift for the company.” Disney plans to make a “significant investment” in original movies and series that will only be available on the platform, and to help power it, the company has already bought a 33% stake in BAM Tech for $1.58 billion.
Disney’s streaming service is scheduled to arrive in 2019.
Via The Wrap
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