26 Dec 2019 preview: Disney, WarnerMedia SVOD services to shake up competitive landscape [FierceVideo]
By Ben Munson
December 26, 2018 | Both Disney+ and the WarnerMedia streaming service are launching in the back half of 2019. Disney+ is planning to roll plenty of library content—including its popular Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films—in with original films and series on its service. WarnerMedia is betting subscribers will pay for access to Warner Bros.’ deep archive of films and television shows along with access to HBO originals.
Other streaming services are launching in 2019, as well. DirecTV is working on a fuller streaming product, Sinclair is planning to launch STIRR in early 2019 and Comcast/NBCUniversal likely has something up its sleeve. But right now, it’s Disney+ and WarnerMedia drawing the most attention for how they might disrupt Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other major streaming services.