The Walt Disney Company has revealed that Disney+ is the name of their long-awaited streaming service. It is scheduled to be launched in the US in the latter part of 2019.
Robert Iger, Disney’s chief executive officer, made the announcement before the company’s management, investors, Wall Street analysts, and the media at the company’s conference call held on Thursday.
Together with the label announcement, the entertainment conglomerate also disclosed that new original contents will be delivered through the upcoming streaming service.
Disney+ is reported to center on content based on the company’s most powerful brands like Disney, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic, and “Star Wars.”
Iger noted that Disney+ will provide its customers the “unprecedented access” to the library of TV programs and movies of Disney.
Starring Diego Luna portraying Cassian Andor, a “Star Wars” film is set prior to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
In addition, Disney has confirmed the news about a “Loki” series in the Disney+ service, starring celebrated actor Tom Hiddleston playing as the notorious Marvel rogue once again.
These films will join the already declared content projects such as “The Mandalorian” of Jon Favreau and programming based on “High School Musical” and Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.”
Disney+ will also be a home of more exclusive films. “Togo” is about the 1925 lead sled dog in the serum run to Nome, Alaska which stars Hollywood actor, Willem Dafoe.
“Noel” stars Anna Kendrick playing as the daughter of Santa Claus in this Christmas movie. In August 2017, The Walt Disney Company confirmed that it would take off all of its films from Netflix in 2019.
It announced its agenda of introducing its own streaming service for its classic titles. In the summer, Disney succeeded in acquiring the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion in stock and cash.
The purchase further bolstered its already copious content library. The media behemoth is awaiting its Fox assets acquisition to reach full circle.
Iger reported robust fiscal earnings in the fourth quarter. He said that the company is on course to introduce Disney+ by the culmination of the coming year.
The Disney head also informed that in April, the firm will host an investor presentation. More details will be provided in this event and a “first look” at Disney+.