'RIP Netflix' Trends as Disney Announces $12.99 Streaming Bundle

Disney announces $13 streaming bundle price for Disney+ Hulu and ESPN

Disney+ and its three-service bundle launch November 12, 2019 with a base price of $6.99. The $12.99 price point is highly competitive, coming in at the same price as Netflix's standard HD deal.

The acquisition of 20th Century Fox has brought Disney talented and experienced senior leaders, said Robert Iger, the chairman and chief executive officer of Disney in the earnings call. Disney+ on its own will cost $6.99 when it starts streaming on November 12 with a slate of new and classic TV shows and movies.

Individually, ESPN+ and Hulu cost $4.99 and $5.99 respectively. This is a $5 per month discount from the cost of subscribing to each service individually. The service will launch with four Marvel movies, with eight more to come during its first year. He said Disney is taking Fox in "a whole new direction", with an "all-new development slate" of titles for theatrical release as well as Hulu and Disney+.

Disney's bundle is super enticing. Need cord cutting tech support? As consumers continue to cut the cord, and Disney loses revenue from ESPN and its cable channels, the pricing bundle represents a new avenue for Disney to boost its profile.

The problem here is obvious, though.

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Last month, Netflix said it lost USA streaming customers for the first time in eight years and missed targets for new subscribers overseas, an announcement that jarred investors ahead of looming competition. Eventually, these streaming services will be needing to make money, and that's going to be tough at these low prices.

The streaming wars seem to just be beginning.

While one fan of the film told Disney to "leave it alone", as another viewer quipped: 'You're joking right?'

Previously, Disney unveiled the price of Disney+, its upcoming streaming service, and also revealed what content would be available when it launches.

Yet another new subscription video bundle has been unveiled, for those of you keeping score at home. There are tons of new shows and movies being made for the streaming service, including Star Wars: The Mandalorian and a bunch of Marvel shows, including Loki and more.

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