Bad news if you were just getting used to all of the new Disney stuff hitting Netflix: that deal is on the way out.
As it leaves Netflix, Disney is entering a whole new world by launching its own streaming service in 2019, a year after its ESPN-branded sports streaming service is set to debut. The ESPN-branded streaming service will be wrapped into a rebuilt version of the ESPN app, and host streams from the MLB, NHL, MLS, and various college sports networks.
Just over a year after Netflix’s original deal with the House of Mouse which by now have started to pay off, with the streaming service securing exclusive movies from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar in the US, the announcement was made.
Disney’s streaming service plan to bring in original movies, TV programming, and shorts, as well as older Disney and Pixar movies and content from The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in addition to new movies like the Lion King live-action remake, Frozen 2, and Toy Story 4.
Well, it looks like Netflix’s library is about to become a small(er) world after all.