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Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month

Disneys direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the companys investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and the Indian streaming service Hotstar, but executives spent most of their time hyping the upcoming launch of Disney+.
The company said the service will launch in the United States on November 12, and will have a monthly streaming price of $6.99 per month.
Executives confirmed that unlike Hulu and ESPN+, Disney+ will be entire ad-free, making all its money from subscriptions. Kevin Mayer, Disneys direct-to-consumer chairman also said the company is likely to offer a bundle of Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ at a discounted product.
Mayer and other Disney executives also offered the first look at what they said is a working prototype of the Disney+ service. To a large extent, it looked like any other streaming app, but they made it clear that all the content will be available to download for offline viewing.
The service will also emphasize Disneys portfolio of entertainment brands there will be separate sections for Disney animation, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic. In each case, the speakers emphasized the existing library of films. Not all of those films will be available at launch, but many will be, with more added over the first couple years of operation (presumably as theyre freed up from deals with third parties like Netflix).
Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month
Disney+ rollout
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