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New Disney+ streaming service - $8.99/mth or $90/Yr- & 2021 Hulu launch in Canada!

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scoper wrote: It looks like they are leaning the way I thought, they will be launching a streaming bundle for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 USD, cheaper than netflix.

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

If they launch this bundle in Canada for ~$15 per month I am going to have to rethink my netflix subscription.
Going to be 8.99/month or 89.99/year
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Disney Plus streaming service to launch in Canada on Nov. 12 for $8.99 a month
The Canadian Press, at 09:08 on August 19, 2019

BURBANK, Calif. - The Walt Disney Company says it will launch its Disney Plus streaming service in Canada in mid-November, taking on Netflix and other services as consumers increasingly drop traditional cable.

The California-based entertainment giant says Nov. 12 marks the global launch of the service, starting with the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands.

It says Canadian residents will pay $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year to access Disney shows and movies from its various brands including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

The launch of Disney Plus in Australia and New Zealand will follow on Nov. 19.

Disney says the service will be available on nearly al major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony.

The upcoming launch comes after Disney ended its licensing relationship with Netflix and began pulling some of its content from the service.
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To answer a question below, you can subscribe to TMN/HBO channels (back catalogue and Live TV) via the add-on within Crave. That's what I do.
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What will you be able to watch on ESPN online in Canada ?
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That's a great price.

My gift card balance on Netflix runs out in October. This basically clinches it, I won't be renewing with Netflix and signing up for Disney when it launches.
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NTWKid wrote: What will you be able to watch on ESPN online in Canada ?
They haven't announced if ESPN+ will launch in Canada yet, they don't have the rights to air some of the sports in Canada. I think the next shoe to drop will be launching Hulu in Canada and bundling Disney+ with the ad-supported Hulu Canada at the same price as HD Netflix here, $13.99 per month or $139.99 per year. And I expect Netflix will counter with the yearly subscription discount themselves.
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As long as we can stream on more than one device (aka be cheap and share accounts).
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10% off is cold, 50% off is warm, 75% off is hot, but FREE IS RFD!
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Is it really going to be any cheaper in the long run to get everything you want to see via streaming services? You also still need your broadband service and a good one to support streaming video so while you might have more choice in what you are paying for I'm not sure you are going to be saving much money.
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can8dn wrote: Is it really going to be any cheaper in the long run to get everything you want to see via streaming services? You also still need your broadband service and a good one to support streaming video so while you might have more choice in what you are paying for I'm not sure you are going to be saving much money.
No ads, no setup box, don't need to call in to bargain every year for a fair price and waste my precious time and 'm not giving my hard money to bell, Videotron, Rogers, etc. beside internet is a BIG PLUS for me.
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Don't fool yourselves thinking that ads will never exist in streaming services. It's only a matter of time.
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HammerJoe wrote: Don't fool yourselves thinking that ads will never exist in streaming services. It's only a matter of time.
I think they'll exist but differently. In the menu's while you look for something to watch. Maybe a short add before/after/between episodes. I think the era of breaking up TV shows in the middle for commercials is over.
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Hmmmmmm...

They plan on dropping episodes on a weekly basis instead of dropping the full season.
Because of course they have to find more ways to generate revenue.
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