03 Aug Disney’s failure to get Star Wars back highlights a major roadblock in the coming streaming wars [The Verge]
By Andrew Liptak
August 3, 2018 | Companies like Disney and Warner Bros. already have extensive back-catalogs of material, and have launched their own efforts to bring out their own streaming platforms. Disney’s is expected to launch sometime in 2019, while Warner Bros. will launch DC Universe, dedicated to its superhero franchises, later this fall. Both services will help bring all of their larger content catalogs under one roof, but they won’t be comprehensive — yet. Disney has already said that it will end its deal with Netflix to bring its films back to its service, and that it intends for its platform to be the exclusive home for both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. DC apparently has the same issue.
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