Iger announced that the entertainment colossus will take advantage of its control of Hulu to bundle an ad-supported version of the streaming television service with Disney+ and ESPN in the U.S. for a monthly subscription price of $12.99.
Disney announced new bundle pricing for their new streaming service, Disney+, along with ESPN+ and Hulu during a conference call with investors.
The exec said the bundle - which has been the subject of much speculation since Disney+ was first announced - will be available from 12 November, when Disney+ is set to launch.
Disney+ by itself will be $6.99/mo, ESPN+ goes for $4.99/mo, and Hulu (with ads) is normally $5.99/mo. When subscribed to separately, that comes to a total cost of about $18 per month, which means that the bundle will offer customers a $5 discount.
According to Paolo Pescatore, TMT analyst at PP Foresight, the move throws down the gauntlet to Netflix and other rival services, suggesting the package is competitively priced and seeks to reduce fragmentation. It sounds wonderful, but it's unknown if the project is still in motion now that Disney-a family friendly company-owns Fox.
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Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger said the results reflected its efforts to "effectively integrate" TV and film assets purchased from 21st Century Fox in March for $71bn. The upcoming Disney Plus service will cost $7.
If that weren't clear enough, Iger also cited Avatar and Planet of the Apes as two Fox franchises that Disney believes have "great long-term value", and the Marvel reunification with X-Men and Deadpool going to Marvel impresario Kevin Feige.
On the day of its launch, Disney+ will feature more than 300 movie titles, a number that will reach 400 by the end of the year. He said: "You can expect that we will conclude deals with them as distribution partners". Like many of Hulu's original series, The Mandalorian will release each of its episodes on a weekly basis, instead of opting for Netflix's binge model.
Every Disney classic and Marvel movie, the entire 30-season "Simpsons" series, and the sprawling ESPN collection will be available for just 13 bucks.