The US entertainment and media group announced Thursday that its video streaming platform will be available from November 12 in the US for $ 6.99 a month. “Disney +”, which will be gradually extended to other parts of the world in 2020, will offer the catalog of Disney productions but also Pixar, the Star Wars and Marvel franchises but also programs from the National Geographic channel, said the group.
The platform will also offer original content, including a Marvel series. Disney + wants to find a place in the streaming market, already dominated by Netflix and its 140 million subscribers.
The giant Amazon is also present via Prime Video but Apple has announced its own platform, Apple TV +, scheduled for this year but without giving a specific date or price. For its part, WarnerMedia, formerly Time Warner bought by the telecom operator AT & T, should also jump into the battle this year, before NBC Universal (Comcast group) in 2020.