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New Disney+ streaming service - $8.99/mth or $90/Yr- Nov 12th launch & Hulu launch in Canada!

https://www.disneyplus.com/

Service will cost $8.99 CAD per month or $89.99 CAD per year, launching at the same time as the US on November 12th. There will be a 7-day free trial. Up to 4 streams can be viewed at any one time.

Looks like there is a cashback offer from Rakuten

https://www.rakuten.ca/disneyplus

$12.50 Cash Back on Disney+ Annual Subscription
$6.25 Cash Back on Disney+ Monthly Subscription

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/disney ... -1.5251906

Disney is pulling its movies from Netflix and will launch a Disney+ streaming service of its own fall of 2019. The new service will target families with content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and offer no R-rated films.

To use the service you'll need:
Amazon Fire TV
Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV)
Google products (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in device)
Roku (streaming players and TVs)
Sony's PlayStation 4 and Android TV-based televisions.
PC via web browser
Microsoft's Xbox One.

It will also launch an ESPN streaming service April 12th 2018.
For $4.99 USD per month ESPN+ customers will get thousands of live events annually, including pro baseball, hockey and soccer, as well as tennis, boxing, golf and college sports not available on ESPN’s traditional TV networks.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... the-future

Edit: Disney acquires full control of Hulu and will launch it in Canada!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/disney ... -1.5135188

They will also have a bundle of Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 USD

https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/disne ... 203294270/

ORIGINAL SHOWS

Star Wars: The Mandalorian | Expected to premiere in 2019, the drama takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi and before the villainous First Order rose to replace the Empire. Jon Favreau has described it as following "the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." The series has booked a number of high-profile directors, including Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Star Wars: The Clone Saga's Dave Filoni. Favreau executive produces with Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Filoni. Pedro Pascal leads a cast that includes Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Ming Na and Werner Herzog, among others. The series, consisting of eight episodes, has completed production and will be available at launch.

Star Wars: Rogue One prequel | Diego Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk will again voice K-2S0 for the live-action series, which is set during the early days of the Rebellion and ahead of the events of Rogue One. It will debut in the second year of the service.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars | The animated series has been revived on Disney+ with a 12-episode order. Clone Wars — set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in the Star Wars timeline — ran for five seasons on Cartoon Network. It featured characters from the movie franchise, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, and introduced new ones to the canon, including clone trooper Captain Rex and Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi padawan. A few episodes for a potential sixth season were already in the works and completed and released as a special "Lost Missions." Available in February 2020.

Untitled Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series | Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi master in the Episodes I-III, will play Obi-Wan again in a third live-action show set in the Star Wars universe for the platform. All the scripts for the series are written, Kathleen Kennedy told D23 attendees in August, with production set to begin in 2020.

High School Musical: The Musical | The 10-episode foray, available at launch, is based on the Emmy-winning franchise and will be shot as a docu-style series and follow a group of students at East High who stage a performance of High School Musical for their winter theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Every episode will feature a new rendition of a song from High School Musical as well as an original song. The series will be executive produced by Tim Federle (Ferdinand) and Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars), with the latter on board as showrunner. HSM executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush also exec produce the series. Relative newcomer Joshua Bassett stars.

Monsters at Work | An animated series based on the Monsters, Inc. Pixar franchise will also be among the Disney+ offerings. Expected to debut in 2020, the series picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman). Other original voice stars John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly and Bob Peterson are set to return and will be joined by franchise newcomers Ben Feldman (Superstore), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Henry Winkler (Barry), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Alanna Ubach (Coco), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).

Marvel's Loki | Tom Hiddleston is expected to reprise his role as fan-favorite MCU character Loki in the six-episode live-action series that will follow the trickster and shape-shifter as he pops up throughout human history as an unlikely influencer on historical events. As revealed at D23, the series will answer the question of where Loki went after disappearing in Avengers: Endgame. Michael Waldron will write the pilot, serve as series creator and exec produce. It will premiere in 2021.

Marvel's WandaVision | Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their big-screen characters as Vision and Scarlet Witch in the series. Jac Schaeffer, one of the writers behind Captain Marvel, will run point on the series that will focus on the two integral members of the Avengers. She will pen the pilot and exec produce the series. Available in the second year of Disney+. As revealed at D23, the series is described as "half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular." Thor grad Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis in the series, which has also enlisted Kathryn Hahn and Randall Park. Hahn will play a "noisy neighbor," while Park will reprise his role as FBI agent and Scott Lang's parole officer, Jimmy Woo. Due in 2021.

Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the miniseries, which has Malcolm Spellman (Empire) set to pen the script. Emily Van Camp and Daniel Bruhl will reprise their Marvel roles as Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Wyatt Russell (AMC's Lodge 49) will play U.S. Agent John Walker. Due in 2020.

Marvel's What If …? | An animated series, based on the Marvel Comics title. Each episode will explore a pivotal moment in the MCU and "turn it on its head." Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said the first episode will re-examine the Captain America origin story, only with Peggy Carter receiving the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. Premiering in year one. Countless stars from the MCU will lend their voices to the animated show. Due in 2021.

Marvel's Ms. Marvel | British writer Bisha K. Ali will write and serve as showrunner on the series, based on the acclaimed comic about teenager Kamela Khan, who broke ground by becoming Marvel's first Muslim character to lead her own comics title. Her identity as a Pakistani-American living in a religious family in New Jersey whilst trying to find her own way has been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.

Marvel's She-Hulk | The series will be part of Marvel's Phase 4, which includes Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If ..., Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She Hulk. She-Hulk, aka attorney Jennifer Walters and the cousin to Bruce Banner, is a hero whose blood transfusion was responsible for her powers. She was the last major Marvel character created by Stan Lee. After her comic series ended after two years in the early '80s, she became a member of both the Avengers and Fantastic Four. The She-Hulk series arrives at Disney+ after ABC tried developing the character for broadcast back in 2012 with Guillermo del Toro attached.

Marvel's Moon Knight | The character started as a good guy in 1975's Werewolf by Night No. 23 and is the vigilante alter ego of mercenary Marc Spector, but it’s actually more complicated than that: Spector also has a couple of other alter egos (millionaire Steven Grant and cab driver Jake Lockley) that may or may not be separate, alternate personalities, and the same may be true of Khonshu, the Egyptian deity who is either guiding Spector through his costumed adventures or a figment of Spector’s imagination. In recent years, another persona has emerged: “Mr. Knight,” a police consultant who dresses in all white and wears a mask while solving unusual crimes.

Diary of a Female President | The live-action comedy is the first Disney+ series to hail from an outside studio (CBS TV Studios). Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will exec produce the 10-episode series that is told from the narration of her diary and follows a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl (played by Tess Romero of Blindspot) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future President of the United States. Rodriguez will have a recurring role as the adult version of the future president. Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver co-star. Ilana Pea (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) created the original concept and will serve as writer and executive producer. Robin Shorr (The Carmichael Show) will serve as showrunner and exec produce alongside Rodriguez and her CBS TV Studios-based I Can and I Will banner topper Emily Gipson. Rodriguez will also direct the pilot. The series will launch in January.

Lizzie McGuire | The new live-action comedy, from original series creator Terri Minsky, will see Hilary Duff reprise her titular role as Lizzie, now a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City.

Love, Simon | A series sequel to the beloved 2018 feature, set in the same world but featuring new characters. The pic's director, Greg Berlanti, is not involved with the 20th TV-produced project owing to his commitments to Warner Bros., but screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker (This Is Us) are and will serve as showrunners. Up-and-coming actor Michael Cimino and Ana Ortiz head the cast.

The Sandlot | A sequel to the 1993 movie which will focus on the children of the original's now-grown characters. The movie's screenwriter, David Mickey Evans, is behind the reboot, and sources tell THR that the original cast is all set to reprise their roles.

Other scripted series, including a Hawkeye miniseries starring Jeremy Renner, a take on Escape to Witch Mountain.

FEATURE FILMS

Lady & the Tramp I Disney has had major successes with live-action remakes of animated classics such as The Jungle Book and Beautify and the Beast, and will be moving that formula to streaming with its adaptation of the 1955 love story about two dogs from different sides of the tracks. Tessa Thompson voice stars Lady and Justin Theroux is voicing the Tramp. Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann and Janelle Monae also star in the film from The Lego Ninjago Movie co-director Charlie Bean. Lady and the Tramp will be available on the streaming service at the time of its launch.

Noelle I Anna Kendrick stars as Santa Claus' daughter Noelle in the Christmas story with a female-centric twist. Bill Hader also stars, in the film. Did You Hear About the Morgans? filmmaker Marc Lawrence wrote the script and is directing. Noelle will premiere Nov. 12; it was originally going to be released theatrically on Nov. 1 before being earmarked for Disney+.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made I The adaptation of the children's book series by Stephan Pastis centers on the 11-year-old boy who believes he is the best detective in town. He runs the detective agency, Total Failure Inc. with his partner, a 1,200-pound (and imaginary) polar bear. Spotlight filmmaker Tom McCarthy is directing the project, with Jim Whitaker producing. Ophelia Lovibond, Chloe Coleman and Craig Robinson star. Timmy Failure will be released in the first year of Disney+. Due in early 2020.

Stargirl I The film, which will hit the streamer sometime in its first year, is based on the 2000 YA book from Jerry Spinelli and centers on a homeschooled teenage girl who enrolls in an Arizona high school. Her non-conformity alters the ecosystem of the student body and captures the heart of a star-struck boy. After the student body turns on the girl, the boy tells her to go against her nature and try to fit in. Julia Hart directs from a script by Kristin Hahn. Grace VanderWaal, Graham Verchere, Maximiliano Hernandez and Giancarlo Esposito star. Due in early 2020.

Togo I The action-adventure film stars Willem Dafoe and centers on a famous and dangerous sled-dog relay. Invincible director Ericson Core is at the helm of the project. Tom Flynn wrote the script for Togo, which will hit streaming service in December. Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Richard Dormer, Michael Greyeyes, Michael McElhatton and Michael Gaston round out the cast. Kim Zubick is the producer and Tom Flynn wrote the screenplay.

Phineas & Ferb: Candace Against the Universe | Originally developed as a theatrical feature, the movie will follow the two title characters as they hatch a plan to save their sister after she's abducted by aliens — even if she's enjoying the time away from her pesky little brothers. Premieres in the first year.

LIBRARY TITLES

The Simpsons | The longest-running primetime scripted series in TV history will make its exclusive SVOD home on Disney+. All 30 prior seasons will be available on day one, representing almost 10 percent of the 7,500 TV episodes the service plans to have available when it debuts. New episodes will continue to air on the Fox broadcast network.

Feature films available at launch include Star Wars episodes I-VII and Rogue One, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E, Up, Inside Out, Ratatouille, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Moana, Mary Poppins, The Princess Diaries, The Rocketeer, Iron Man, Free Solo and Steamboat Willie, among others. Disney plans to have all Pixar and MCU films on the service within the first year. Disney also announced in August at D23 that all of its animated feature films that were previously in its "vault" will be available to stream when the service launches. Pixar's library will as well. Avengers: Endgame will be available to stream starting Dec. 11.

TV series at launch, in addition to The Simpsons, will include Andi Mack, Boy Meets World, Raven's Home, DuckTales (1987 and 2016 versions), Kim Possible, Marvel's animated Guardians of the Galaxy and Ulitmate Spider-Man, Amazing Planet, Dr. K's Exotic Animals, Brain Games, One Strange Rock and Wicked Tuna. Malcolm in the Middle (produced by the now Disney-owned 20th TV) will debut during year one.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- ... ar-1200290
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We complain about cable prices and the bundles but I am afraid the road ahead is not going to look much better than what we got if everyone decides to start a streaming service for 10 bucks or more.
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HammerJoe wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 8:51 pm
We complain about cable prices and the bundles but I am afraid the road ahead is not going to look much better than what we got if everyone decides to start a streaming service for 10 bucks or more.
That's how I feel. I don't think content companies got that. They assumed people are leaving cable because of the delivery system, when in reality it's the cost.
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HammerJoe wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 8:51 pm
We complain about cable prices and the bundles but I am afraid the road ahead is not going to look much better than what we got if everyone decides to start a streaming service for 10 bucks or more.
That is exactly what everyone has been asking for though, to be able to pick and choose the channels they pay for.
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both Netflix and Disney went down 5%. Looks like the market doesn't like the impact on either company.
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Ojam wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 10:48 pm
That is exactly what everyone has been asking for though, to be able to pick and choose the channels they pay for.
But isnt that what we are experiencing right now but with channels? We all like to have ceetain channels but in order to get them we have to pay more because they are sparsed beween the bundles.
With streaming its not channels but shows, you want to watch Orange is the new black, catch it on Netflix, Game of Thrones? Subscribe to HBO, want sports subscribe to sportsnet (and this will probably be split into sport treamings like one service for hockey, another for basebal, etc), want to watch the big bang theory subscribe to cbs, want to watch vikings well you need history streaming service, etc, etc, etc...

We are already seeing this between Netflix, crave and Amazon.
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HammerJoe wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 11:18 pm
But isnt that what we are experiencing right now but with channels? We all like to have ceetain channels but in order to get them we have to pay more because they are sparsed beween the bundles.
With streaming its not channels but shows, you want to watch Orange is the new black, catch it on Netflix, Game of Thrones? Subscribe to HBO, want sports subscribe to sportsnet (and this will probably be split into sport treamings like one service for hockey, another for basebal, etc), want to watch the big bang theory subscribe to cbs, want to watch vikings well you need history streaming service, etc, etc, etc...

We are already seeing this between Netflix, crave and Amazon.
Replace streaming service with channel, for years people have wanted and asked for the providers to allow them to pick and choose channels a la carte. Instead of them doing it content providers are cutting out the middleman and having their own streaming services. You are not required to buy them all in a bundle, just the ones that interest you. I have no interest in Sports, Disney or Crave, I have netflix, if I could get HBO Go I would and I have considered Amazon prime.
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/d ... ce-1027793

Disney on Tuesday said it will be pulling its movies from Netflix and will launch a Disney streaming service of its own in 2019. It also said it will launch an ESPN streaming service early next year.
Netflix said Disney movies will be available through the end of 2018 on its platform. Marvel TV shows will remain.

from https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney- ... vices.html
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Ojam wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 11:27 pm
Replace streaming service with channel, for years people have wanted and asked for the providers to allow them to pick and choose channels a la carte. Instead of them doing it content providers are cutting out the middleman and having their own streaming services. You are not required to buy them all in a bundle, just the ones that interest you. I have no interest in Sports, Disney or Crave, I have netflix, if I could get HBO Go I would and I have considered Amazon prime.
Exactly. The way they do sports is totally shameless.

Just look at NBA. NBA league pass is far better than what rogers and bell provide. They dont show all the games in league pass and they are also responsible for blacking out the home games too. Some games are not even in HD!.

Cut the middleman out.

Netflix + Amazon = $20/month. It would cost the consumers arm and a leg if all the content there is only available on cable tv.
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kevindurant1 wrote:
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Exactly. The way they do sports is totally shameless.

Just look at NBA. NBA league pass is far better than what rogers and bell provide. They dont show all the games in league pass and they are also responsible for blacking out the home games too. Some games are not even in HD!.

Cut the middleman out.

Netflix + Amazon = $20/month. It would cost the consumers arm and a leg if all the content there is only available on cable tv.
I think the argument is that more and more content creators are trying to start up their own streaming services. This means it will be harder and harder for both Netflix and Amazon to license other peoples content (which is one of the reasons content dissapears from netflix). If this trend continues then eventually you would need to buy more subs to make up for the missing content.
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You know the 1 place where all these shows remain available- torrents.

All these stupid moves will drive piracy numbers through the roof. I already pay for Netflix and TMN/HBO, how many more of these services do they expect me to pay for??
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zod wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 9:43 pm
That's how I feel. I don't think content companies got that. They assumed people are leaving cable because of the delivery system, when in reality it's the cost.
People want the same amount of high quality TV productions and movies they get today at, say $10 a month with no advertisements.

To expect the same amount of content at 1/10 the direct cost with no advertisements is just not possible.

There is a reason why Netflix has as many comedy specials, shows and movies as they do. They are extremely cheap to make.
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Remember, with conventional television, advertising makes up close to - if not more than - 30% of the run time.
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kevindurant1 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 12:07 am
Exactly. The way they do sports is totally shameless.

Just look at NBA. NBA league pass is far better than what rogers and bell provide. They dont show all the games in league pass and they are also responsible for blacking out the home games too. Some games are not even in HD!.

Cut the middleman out.

Netflix + Amazon = $20/month. It would cost the consumers arm and a leg if all the content there is only available on cable tv.
However, the NBA did just start on massive television deals (so big in fact that it dramatically changed the salary cap)... and our own sports teams in Toronto are co-owned by Rogers and Bell, so they have a lot of control over why cable tv gets so much precedence. It sucks because more and more of my TV watching is relegated to sports or subscription stuff like HBO, and while I'm trying to do the right thing by not just pirating, they don't make it easy (or reasonably priced) to do it.
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