Disney to Ditch Netflix in 2019 in Favour of its Own Streaming Service
According to a new report from CNBC, Disney plans to pull all of its movies from Netflix as it prepares to launch its own streaming service.
Starting in early 2018, Disney will launch an ESPN video streaming service that will feature over 10,000 MLB, NHL, MLS, tennis, and college sporting events every year. In 2019, the company will launch a Disney-branded streaming service that will offer Disney content.
It is still unclear as to when Disney plans to remove its content from Netflix. With its huge range of content, Disney stands to become a major competitor to existing streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
For Apple, this could mean that even if the company does manage to launch its own TV streaming service, it may not be able to include any Disney content.