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STREAMED is a regular column covering the people, companies and ideas behind the new media economy, written by Corin Faife and published by Breaker.
For Netflix the next few months will be the calm before the storm: the last period of quiet until the streaming wars truly begin. Tonight marks the last time that the original streaming giant will put out an earnings report before rivals Disney+ and Apple TV+ come onto the market, together costing less than Netflix’s standard subscription package, and mounting a two-pronged attack on the throne.
As noted before here in STREAMED, Apple is more interested in giving users another reason to stay within its product and service ecosystem than it is in out-competing Netflix in the streaming video market. But Disney is a different beast: as an entertainment company it’s fighting the battle on the same territory, and has an immense back catalog by way of ammunition.
This week Disney generated a buzz by tweeting a huge thread listing every movie, documentary and TV series that will be available on Disney+ at launch. Gizmodo pulled all of the titles together into one page and the full collection is enormous, spanning from early classics like Snow White and Bambi all the way up to modern hits like Frozen and the Avengers franchise. (As the Washington Post observed, it was also a reminder of some of the bizarre films Disney made in the 70s and 80s.)
It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12. Pre-order in the U.S. at https://t.co/wJig4STf4P today: https://t.co/tlWvp23gLF https://t.co/0q3PTuaDWT
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