You probably have a Netflix account.
Today, the streaming service has almost 150 million paying subscribers – making it the largest paid video-streaming platform in the world.
However, Disney is expected to widely disrupt their winning streak this year with its competing service, Disney+. Set to launch at the end of 2019, the Mouse House has described their venture into streaming as their ‘number 1 priority’.
How will this affect Netflix? Well, for one, users can expect to see a LOT of content get removed from its platform soon. Disney owns a lot of properties, and we can imagine that they will be taking it with them to their own service.
This includes all your favorite Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Fox films, and TV shows. All ABC, ESPN content and the History Channel will also find homes on it. Disney also owns 20% of Vice Media, so expect to see some original content made for Disney+, to appeal to millennials, too.
Netflix has been preparing for this moment by investing millions of dollars into high-value productions. To date, Netflix’s original content has been well-recieved, but is it enough?
This video from The Verge outlines just what Netflix has to do to stay in the streaming game.