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Disney Streaming Service to Launch Late 2019 Likely Without Existing Star Wars Rights

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    <p>When Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke with Investors earlier this week, he went into detail about the strategies and marketing around the upcoming Disney Streaming Service. Of note to Star Wars fans, Iger admitted that it is likely the service will launch without the rights to any pre-2019 existing Star Wars films.</p>



    <p>From Variety:</p>

    <p>This news comes on the heels of a Bloomberg report last week that Disney had attempted to buy back the TV and Streaming rights but had balked at the cost.</p>

    <p>Disney launching its streaming Service without one of its most profitable and popular franchises would seem to hamper expectations for its success a bit. But with the upcoming Star Wars series from Jon Favreau hitting the service and rights to 2019’s Episode IX, there will at least be some Star Wars content available on the service.</p>

    <p>AT&amp;T, who is the current holder of the TV rights for all of the Star Wars films released to this point, made a deal back in 2016 that would grant them those rights until 2024.  Disney also has a streaming deal in place for Star Wars with their future competitor Netflix. Disney will have to wait quite a while to get pop culture cornerstones like the original trilogy or the current US box office champ, The Force Awakens.  It's likely, since the cost will be so high to buy these rights back, that Disney will just wait for these contracts to expire to retain the rights.</p>


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    <p>It seems that Disney understands that omissions like this may put some limits on the services popularity, so they are expecting to launch the service at a lower cost point than services like Netflix, even if they do have access to most of the catalogues of both Disney and Fox (And all of the countless subsidiaries underneath both studios).</p>

    <p>Variety also mentions that with the purchase of Fox, Disney will now own 60% of Hulu and lists that as a possible home for some of the R-rated titles to which Disney owns the rights. Its likely Disney will attempt to keep their “Disney” branded streaming service as family-friendly as possible to keep in line with their corporate image.</p>

    <p>Head over to Variety for the full article which includes more commentary on the streaming landscape, Iger’s excitement over the Fox IP (intellectual property) acquisitions, and his plans to not meddle with Fox Searchlight's formula for awards success.</p>




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  2. Angelman

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    Speculating out loud, by accepting a late addition of pre-2019 SW material to their streaming service MIGHT give LFL/Disney time to prepare swanky new re-releases of the older films that we love, warts and all. They COULD spend some dollars fixing dated CGI and possibly re-editing some stuff to make older SW movies shine for a glorious re-release in the 2020-something :)

    Well, a boy can hope...

    PS: I would sign up forever if Disney actually went and gave us 2-3-4 versions of every film, including theatrical, special edition, new shining version, and perhaps also some ultimate stupid fan-service galore version with a gazillion deleted scenes reinstalled at the expense of pacing and editing just because it would be fun to see it :D I would love that!
     
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    Updating cgi for PT and SEOT would indeed be a great way to draw in more people, including those, who has every movie on bluray.
     
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    Great news some will be available.
     
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    I buy the Star Wars films once they are available for digital download. I am waiting for a box set for the new sequel trilogy before I buy hard copies such as Blu-ray. I more interested in getting the Disney streaming service for the Star Wars live action T.V. show and Disney and Marvel movies. As long as the streaming service is under $10 per month. I am in.
     
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