Streaming Showdown: Apple, Disney and Netflix’s Battle Isn’t Winner-Take-All

Andrew Cummings
November 10, 2019

Overall revenues grew 34% to $19.1 billion with net income half that of the year-ago quarterly period, to $1.2 billion from $2.4 billion. "We're excited for the launch of Disney+ on November 12". Iger said the company reached a deal for the service to be on Amazon's Fire TV platform, the latest distribution agreement for Disney+.

For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard Newspaper. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter and check back soon for more news and rumors on Disney+ and other streaming services, as and when we get it. Disney saw smaller revenue gains in its cable and broadcasting operations as well as its theme park division. Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month in the United States and users can pay $69.99 for an annual pass. Those fears are now put to rest as Amazon has confirmed the highly-anticipated service will be available on Fire TV devices. The brand new firm consists of a prosperity of historic Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Fox, Marvel, and Countrywide Geographic data, and it'll always be bolstered by preliminary releases.

The new venture will be called "FX on Hulu", and it launches in March with four original shows. Netflix's Ultraman was an animated reboot of a classic Japanese show. Amazon, which has deep pockets thanks to its e-commerce and cloud services, has also poured cash into original shows for its Prime Video service.

"Netflix will have to sustain investment into high-budget, Hollywood-like works and multinational content in order to set itself apart as other players join the market", said Masahiro Hasegawa, an analyst at HumanMedia. All of them have identified animation as a way to lure viewers - from Disney's historic archive to a recent victory by HBO Max in clinching the coveted US distribution rights for most of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films. Tech and media companies such as Apple, Amazon, NBC and WarnerMedia from AT&T are now cutting into Netflix's once hefty market by resorting to cheaper priced services.

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