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posted by martyb on Friday November 09 2018, @10:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the should-have-scene-it-coming dept.


Disney's new streaming service will be called Disney+ and launch in late 2019, CEO Bob Iger announced on the company's earnings call Thursday.

The company announced in August 2017 it would pull all its movies from Netflix in 2019, and start its own streaming offering for its past titles. Disney also purchased Fox for $71.3 billion in cash and stock, further bolstering its library.

The service will also feature new, original shows and movies, including original Marvel and Star Wars series. Marvel fan favorite character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will get an original series on the Disney+ service. A prequel series to Star Wars movie "Rogue One" about the character Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, will also call the service home.

Are these streaming services the second coming of Cable?

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  • (Score: 2) by bzipitidoo on Sunday November 11 2018, @04:28AM

    by bzipitidoo (4388) on Sunday November 11 2018, @04:28AM (#760564) Journal

    That's what I've been arguing, Computer game piracy was rampant in the 1980s, before we had the mp3 codec, CD burners, big hard drives, dedicated sound hardware, and the Internet. Was only a matter of time before music piracy took off, once all those elements were in place. And now we have much better everything-- better codecs, much more storage space than an old CD, much faster computers, and ubiquitous broadband networking. It will continue improving, likely passing the point that an entire movie in 4K format can be downloaded in less than 1 minute,

    And I think the answer is that copyright is doomed. It will have to be scrapped. They have no choice but to change business models. The only choice they have is whether they will be early adopters, or laggards. And they're choosing to be laggards, and very ugly, bitter, spiteful and dangerous laggards at that.

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