Disney Plus is a popular streaming platform for its exclusive content that includes animation from Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, among others. Netflix and Amazon Prime don’t have access to Disney movies, which is an opportunity for the streaming service. The company recently revealed its plans for future content saying that Disney Plus will have 20 new Marvel and Star Wars series.
Disney will add 10 Marvel series and 10 Star Wars series “over the next few years” to its streaming platform. Apart from this, there will be 15 series and 15 feature films that belong to Disney’s live action genre. In fact, some of the movies that were slated for theatrical release will now make their way directly onto the streaming platform.
The head of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution unit, Kareem Daniel, said that with the number of original exclusives on Disney Plus and the continued additions of theatrical movies and library titles to its catalog, the service will add something new every week. .
The company plans to add something new regularly, in the near future, to be more competitive in nature. But this could also result in a higher subscription fee for users. The company has already announced the increase in rates for the United States. Then there is the possibility that the same thing happens in other countries.
Disney originally launched its streaming service for $ 6.99 in the United States. In March 2021, the Disney Plus subscription fee will increase by $ 1 to $ 7.99. This will be the company’s first price increase for its streaming service since launch.
In India, Disney is associated with Hotstar and together Disney + Hotstar have around eight million subscribers in India. This is according to a report released by Tech Crunch in April 2020. Disney’s Head of International Operations Rebecca Campbell said: “India is a promising market opportunity. That is why we decided to launch Disney + together with Hotstar to create an experience of truly integrated entertainment for consumers in that market. “
Being a lucrative market for Disney, the subscription fee for Indian users can certainly be increased next year. However, this is mere speculation as the company did not say anything officially. Disney will reportedly expand its streaming services to other markets such as Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Eastern Europe in 2021.