Not sure you have seen or heard the news yet, but Disney is looking to remove their content from Netflix so they can include these products into their own streaming service. This is not the first time they've done this, if everyone remembers what happened to Star War Clone Wars animated series on Cartoon Network... they cancelled the show there and slapped into their own cable network and called it Star Wars Rebels, right smack in the dab of a season-ending story line!
But as far as Disney is concerned, they also indicated that they have not decided on what they'll do with the Marvel and Lucasfilm branded content after 2019. You know, all the money-making products they've been making of late!
So let me get this right... Consumers are already paying fees to cable and streaming services that give up a piece of that pie to places like the networks and Disney and the like.
And now Disney is thinking that some of us will pay for an extra online streaming service to chase their movies down? And what about the Netflix Marvel TV series? Do Netflix subscribers lose access to that content too?
Right now The current agreement Netflix has with Disney is that they have exclusive pay-TV rights to all Disney films released after Jan. 1, 2016. But this agreement comes to a close at the end of 2018.
Will you be chasing Disney and buying their service if they take all their content away from Netflix?
ME: Nope, not gonna do it.
To be honest, there may be enough folks out there that can afford the extra streaming service while the regular folks get a bit hosed. I like my money and I try not to throw it around too much. I will not be springing for additional services if Disney moves its content to its own streaming service, much like how I will not be springing for any content CBS tries to hold over my head to get me to come rent their own streaming services. (AKA, Star Trek Discovery) No matter what the franchise.
So time will tell, right?
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