ESPN Streaming Service Set to Launch in Spring of 2018

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This service just makes it more likely that a consumer looking to avoid a cable bundle will be able to do so, and get even more of the content they actually want.

After purchasing streaming company BamTech for $1.58 billion, Disney said it would offer content via its own on-demand service, rather than going through Netflix.

Plus, a new streaming service from the U.S. sport broadcasting giant, will launch next spring. But with Johnson's new trilogy said to "introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored" perhaps this series will follow a similar lead.

During a quarterly earnings call yesterday with investors, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the news.

No details are available, and of course it would be 2019 at the earliest before we see this. It is expected that all Disney content, including releases from Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, will eventually disappear from Netflix and be exclusively available to stream on the new platform.

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Disney was making all the right strategic decisions as it builds out the streaming business, Evercore ISI's Vijay Jayant said.

The deal in question revolved around Disney potential purchasing of virtually all of 21st Century Fox's non-news and non-sports-related assets.

While Iger declined to comment on the speculation on Thursday, analysts said a deal could help Disney expand its content library as it prepares to launch the streaming service.

Despite some box office hits, Disney is having a rough year financially.

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