Disney’s New Streaming Service Is Called Disney+, New Details Revealed

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

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This week Disney held their third quarter 2018 earnings call. Disney expects to launch its new direct-to-consumer service late next year.

Get excited Star Wars fans, it appears as though one of our favorite rebels from Rogue One: A Star War's Story will be making a comeback. Perhaps the series will also find itself entangled with other characters and events in the Star Wars universe, which wouldn't be at all surprising - after all, it's just one small part that's working to create the bigger picture formed by the main film series.

Iger also discussed Hulu, another streaming service available on Apple TV, saying it would feature more "general entertainment programming" while the more family-friendly fare would be on Disney+.

If you're exhausted of watching the same shows and movies on Netflix, you'll be super excited to hear that streaming service Hulu is coming to Canada for the first time ever. Disney's successful acquisition of 21st Century Fox adds another expansive trove of movies and TV shows including channels like FX Networks, not to mention the company's own library of Disney Channel shows and its lineup of Pixar movies.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me", Luna said in a press release.

Though some people have expressed concerns about quality suffering with these series like we've seen with so many of Marvel's other small screen efforts, it's also been confirmed that Kevin Feige will be taking a hands-on role in each project, as Marvel Studios is producing them for Disney.

It looks like streaming service Hulu could be coming to Ireland amid reports it is set to expand internationally. At the present time, the Rogue One prequel series doesn't have a premiere date, but with production slated to begin early next year, a 2020 release seems realistic. Disney had previously announced that it would pull movies from Netflix.

For the past few months or so, we've been calling Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney Play. We're moving ever closer to the breaking point where subscribers are fed up of paying for half a dozen different streaming services.

The business has launched a website for the service, which highlights its portfolio of brands, including Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo and Star Wars.

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