Disney announced it plans to offer a bundle of its three OTT platforms Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for a USD 12.99 monthly subscription. The new package will go on sale next November 12th, date in which Disney+ is scheduled to be launched in the US, according to what CEO Bob Iger announced on the media group’s conference call on quarterly results.
Separately, the three OTTs would cost USD 17.97 per month (USD 5.99 per month for Hulu, USD 4.99 per month for ESPN+ and a USD 6.99 monthly subscription for Disney+), which is why the bundle offer will save USD 5 per month for those who decide to hire it.
In relation to the contents catalog, the plan announced yesterday combines the Disney portfolio, its new series, those of Hulu and live sports. By its launch date, Disney+ will include 300 films and 7,500 episodes of the company’s TV series. From the 300 films, it was detailed that eight will be from Star Wars, 18 from Pixar, 70 from Disney Animation and foru from Marvel. The plan also aims to increase the number of films to 400 during the first year, in which eight new Marvel films are included.
Iger also mentioned the company’s interest in remaking sagas from Fox, company that bought this year for USD 71.3 billion. Although Disney did not inform it they will be released as movies or series, some of the new Disney+ productions will be the reboots of Night at the Museum, Diary of a wimpy kid, Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen.