There are a lot of streaming services out there, but none have become as recognizable as Netflix. Almost everyone from HBO to CBS want their own streaming platform, and Disney has also made the announcement that they’ll be coming out with their own soon. As it turns out, Disney has no intentions to overshadow Netflix with their service.
Talking to Deadline during the Code Media conference, Disney’s chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer was asked about Disney’s upcoming streaming platform and how it will compete with Netflix. He says”
“I personally like Netflix. They’ve got a great product. They do exceedingly well in the marketplace. What we’re doing, we’re not trying to hurt or kill Netflix.”
Considering that Disney is an entertainment powerhouse, they definitely have enough content to get people interested in subscribing to their streaming service. Not to mention they also own Star Wars and Marvel, the former gearing up for a live-action series which is said to be exclusive to the Disney streaming platform.
Though Netflix does provide a huge convenience with their streaming service, I think their success has led to an annoying trend with TV studios where they are developing their own streaming platform complete with original content inaccessible to non-subscribers. It’s like, instead of paying for cable to access all channels, users now have to pay for each channel for exclusive content.
Sure enough, I think some people will want what Disney has to offer, especially with exclusive content, but I would rather much prefer if they just released some of their material on Netflix regularly. Not to mention Disney’s service won’t include some of the more mature Marvel heroes like Daredevil or Punisher.
No release date has been announced for Disney’s streaming platform, but it’s expected to make its debut next year.