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Disney+ "everything you need to know"

Post by MikeHall » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:37 am

This article popped up on my Google News feed today:

https://thestreamable.com/news/with-les ... ed-to-know

Stargirl is mentioned, but no definitive release date is given.

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Post by Iamagracefan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:03 am

Will we be able to purchase a DVD?
Thank you

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Post by Harlechmaker » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:38 pm

What's a DVD? :twisted:

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Post by Iamagracefan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm

Harlechmaker wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:38 pm
What's a DVD? :twisted:
It’s a disc one puts in the computer or DVD player
I don’t want to join the Disney plan. I just want to see Stargirl.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:16 pm

Iamagracefan wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm
I don’t want to join the Disney plan. I just want to see Stargirl.
And you may yet be in luck. Disney is still selling original content through that format. For example, Descendants 3 came out on DVD yesterday. Yet to be seen is whether they will make DVDs for new Disney+ content. The language is vague, with them only stating on their press materials that the original movies will "premiere" on the streaming service.

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Post by Iamagracefan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:48 pm

Thank you!

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Post by Harlechmaker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:40 pm

From the Q3 2019 Walt Disney Co Earnings Conference Call (Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:30:00pm GMT):

"As you know, we're going to launch with a significant number of movie titles that -- from our studio that will be well over 300 on launch day and over 400 in year 1, including the great slate that the studio has out in the marketplace now. By the way, those titles are significant in terms of their quality. For instance, there'll be 8 Star Wars titles when we launch, 18 Pixars, 70 Disney Animation, 240 Disney live action, 4 Marvel and then followed by 8 more Marvel in year 1. So a lot of quality. And then over 7,500 episodes of Disney TV. We're augmenting all of that with a tremendous amount of original live action product and have actually screened a fair amount including the entire series of Mandalorians for Season 1, a number of the movies that we made including Togo and Lady and the Tramp and Noelle and Stargirl, and I can probably name a few others, and a lot of the other series product that we're making from Marvel, from Pixar, from Disney Channel, High School Musical another one. And I've been really impressed with the quality, with the variety and with the volume. So a tremendous amount going on, on that front. I'm convinced that we're going to launch with a tremendous array of intellectual property for people who are interested in National Geographic, Marvel, Pixar, Disney and Star Wars." - Robert A. Iger, The Walt Disney Company - Chairman & CEO [bold added]

So she's got that going for her, which is nice.

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Post by RogerPyle » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm

New Survey Shows Interest In Disney+ Is Twice Disney’s Projections
Posted on August 29, 2019 by Roger Palmer

The launch of Disney+ is just over 2 months away and interest in the new streaming platform is already exceeding Disney’s projections, according to a study by UBS.

The UBS “Evidence Lab” conducted a survey of 1000 US consumers a couple of weeks ago, which found that 43% of them are planning on subscribing to Disney+. With 57% of them planning on cancelling at least one other subscription service, with 37% of those planning on getting Disney+ are more likely to cut traditional pay-TV bundles.

According to Disney’s internal forecasts, they are expecting between 20% and 30% of US broadband enabled homes to subscribe to Disney+.

It’s important to note that this survey was undertaken before the D23 Expo, which saw Disney reveal more shows and movies for the new streaming service and revealing new trailers for content such as “The Mandalorian”, “Noelle” and “Lady and the Tramp”.

USB has said that D23 “serves as a benchmark for judging marketing effectiveness in future surveys.”

It’s also good news for the awareness of the new streaming service, as 79% of all survey respondents said they had heard of Disney+.

And with Disney’s Official Fan Club website, D23.com, going down earlier this week due to excessive demand from people wanting to sign up to a 3 year Disney+ deal, it certainly looks like the Disney+ marketing is already working.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:27 pm

I think the Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu for US$12.99 offer is shaking apples off the tree, and a good number of people who were on the fence are seeing the breadth of content and getting sucked in. Disney is slow to decide, and goes big when the moment is right. And having an established subscriber base already in place when Stargirl gets released works to Grace's advantage. Families will have already binged on the must-see available-at-debut content and Christmas fare, and will be looking for the next wave of new material just when the marketing for Stargirl ramps up.

"Come for the explosions and cartoons, stay for the next big thing in acting and music." -Attributed to the lizard who sounded a little like Bob Iger in the dream I had last night.

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Post by RogerPyle » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 pm

As Disney appears to have underestimated it's potential audience, I don't think they have a handle on global potential either.

Its international rollout will also begin the same day as the US debut, starting with Canada and the Netherlands, followed a week later by Australia and New Zealand. Beyond the initial five countries, the company expects Disney Plus to be available in all major markets within the first two years. France will start in early 2020.

When the soundtrack for Stargirl is released, it's going to be huge, and it's going to be global.

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Post by Iamagracefan » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm

RogerPyle wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 pm
As Disney appears to have underestimated it's potential audience, I don't think they have a handle on global potential either.

Its international rollout will also begin the same day as the US debut, starting with Canada and the Netherlands, followed a week later by Australia and New Zealand. Beyond the initial five countries, the company expects Disney Plus to be available in all major markets within the first two years. France will start in early 2020.

When the soundtrack for Stargirl is released, it's going to be huge, and it's going to be global.
That is wonderful news. Do we have a release date yet? Do we know yet if there will be a DVD?

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Post by RogerPyle » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:09 pm

UM..if there was a release date, it wouldn't show up here LOL. There would be tickertape parades, Breaking News announcements across all the TV networks, the Earth would stop spinning on its axis...

I'm just saying that the impact of the soundtrack will have fans all across the world due to Disney's availability. And with the power of Disney's marketing machine, it should be much bigger than anything Grace has done so far.

Anybody's guess as to when in 2020 it will be released.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:47 pm

February is as likely a month as any, and Grace was given that time frame right around the time they started announcing the November 12th launch date. Fingers and toes crossed.

No idea about DVDs, we'll have to see. They may decide to cut off DVDs of homegrown movies at some point, but the release of the Descendants 3 one means they're still in business for now. What happens after launch is uncharted territory.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:49 pm

Just saw my first Disney+ broadcast television commercial (during Pirates of the Caribbean on Freeform). Pretty much said that if you like the movie you're watching, you can stream it anytime after November 12 on Disney+. As expected, the true rollout begins early (60+ days to go), likely often, and leaning on the existing Disney platforms (Freeform is owned by Disney and used to be called ABC Family).

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Post by RogerPyle » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Disney+ registration is now avialable to the public. For the past month, Disney has been offering 2 or 3 year deals through their D23 Fan Club, Disney Movie Rewards and Disney Visa Card holders, but after months of waiting, Disney has now opened up “Sign Up’s” for everyone in the United States.

https://preview.disneyplus.com/

Only the 6.99/69.99 Disney+ package is included in the deal - the Hulu/ESPN/etc. package will not be available until the launch date.

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Post by JohnMay2 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:50 pm

RogerPyle wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Disney+ registration is now avialable to the public. For the past month, Disney has been offering 2 or 3 year deals through their D23 Fan Club, Disney Movie Rewards and Disney Visa Card holders, but after months of waiting, Disney has now opened up “Sign Up’s” for everyone in the United States.

https://preview.disneyplus.com/

Only the 6.99/69.99 Disney+ package is included in the deal - the Hulu/ESPN/etc. package will not be available until the launch date.
Wait a sec, is Hulu going to be an option to get with the Disney package? We were going to get Hulu anyway for The Orville.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Yup, 12.99 for Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu, if you buy a package. Same cost as Netflix.

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Post by RogerPyle » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Disney and Verizon has announced a wide-ranging agreement that will offer all Verizon wireless unlimited customers, and new 5G Home Internet and Fios Home Internet customers 12 months of Disney+.

Set to launch on November 12, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. The agreement will allow Verizon Wireless customers to stream Disney+ on the largest, most reliable network1 and provide yet another reason for customers to choose Verizon for the best content choices available.

Eligible Verizon customers will have access to the highly anticipated streaming service where they can experience everything Disney+ has to offer: never-before-seen original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for Disney+.

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Post by VanderVault » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:43 pm

RogerPyle wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Disney and Verizon has announced a wide-ranging agreement that will offer all Verizon wireless unlimited customers, and new 5G Home Internet and Fios Home Internet customers 12 months of Disney+.

Set to launch on November 12, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. The agreement will allow Verizon Wireless customers to stream Disney+ on the largest, most reliable network1 and provide yet another reason for customers to choose Verizon for the best content choices available.

Eligible Verizon customers will have access to the highly anticipated streaming service where they can experience everything Disney+ has to offer: never-before-seen original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for Disney+.
Wow, that's quite a deal. :thumbsup:

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Post by RogerPyle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:45 pm

Disappointed that with today's launch there's still no release date given for Stargirl.

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Post by RogerPyle » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:36 pm

4x More People Are Looking To Cancel Disney+ Than Netflix
Posted on November 19, 2019 by Roger Palmer

It’s been a week since Disney+ launched in the United States and Canada, which has seen over 10 million accounts created, many of them taking advantage of the 7 day free trial. Now that the free trial has ended, its led to a surge in people searching how to cancel Disney+.

According to the research group LightShed Partners, four times as many people are googling how to cancel Disney+ than are googling how to cancel Netflix.

There could be a number of reasons why people are looking to cancel Disney+, they might not like the content available, are having too many errors, they haven’t got the right devices to watch, they’ve signed up in error or are just having second thoughts. I’ve had many emails, comments and messages asking how to cancel for these reasons.

Another reason could be that people are taking advantage of the free year with Verizon and wanting to know how to cancel at the end of the deal.

And of course, generally searches on Disney+ are much higher now than previously, due to high interest. Up until a week ago, very few people would have been searching how to cancel Disney+.

Many had speculated that the launch of Disney+ might lead to more people cancelling Netflix, which the report shows has also seen an upswing in people looking how to cancel, however its less than how many searches were done at this time last year.

Disney+ is bound to see a churn of subscribers, which is why they’ve been heavily promoting their 1,2 and 3 year deals before the service launched, to make sure people don’t leave.

I would also expect a large number of subscribers to cancel Disney+ in the New Year, when the Mandalorian season 1 ends. As there are many people only subscribed for that one show. Which is why Disney is using a weekly drop of episodes, to keep people subscribed longer.

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Post by PratiMoksha » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:47 pm

I guess some are dipping in to get a quick fix for free, and it'll take a while for the dust to settle and see what the actual level of demand is going to be going forward.

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Post by VanderVault » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:48 pm

RogerPyle wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:36 pm
4x More People Are Looking To Cancel Disney+ Than Netflix
Posted on November 19, 2019 by Roger Palmer
Hi Roger (Pyle), do you have a link to this article?

It's frustrating that the media still thinks Disney+ is competing head-to-head with Netflix...It's like saying the Playboy Channel and ESPN are direct competitors...very different content on these services. The bundles, however, are another story.

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Post by DenisPeloquin » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:49 pm

VanderVault wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:48 pm
RogerPyle wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:36 pm
4x More People Are Looking To Cancel Disney+ Than Netflix
Posted on November 19, 2019 by Roger Palmer
Hi Roger (Pyle), do you have a link to this article?

It's frustrating that the media still thinks Disney+ is competing head-to-head with Netflix...It's like saying the Playboy Channel and ESPN are direct competitors...very different content on these services. The bundles, however, are another story.
It looks to be from a fan blogger site:

https://whatsondisneyplus.com/4x-more-p ... n-netflix/

Not sure what Roger (Palmer) source might have been.

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Post by RogerPyle » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:16 pm

VanderVault wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:48 pm

Hi Roger (Pyle), do you have a link to this article?

It's frustrating that the media still thinks Disney+ is competing head-to-head with Netflix...It's like saying the Playboy Channel and ESPN are direct competitors...very different content on these services. The bundles, however, are another story.
Dennis is correct that the source is from this blog: https://twitter.com/DisneyPlusNews
Palmer's source is Lightshed Partners (link in the article), which requires registration.

But the article as referenced is somewhat misleading I think. Netflix has been around awhile and people already know how to cancel it. Say it's 10K people doing a search how to cancel. That would mean 40K searching for Disney. (These are just examples on my part, I have no idea what the actual numbers are.) With 10MM initally subscribing, it would be a no-brainer that more people are looking how to cancel Disney than Netflix. Disney shareholders don't appear to be concerned, anyway.

From Netflix's perspective, In a note to clients, Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson said Netflix appears to be soldiering on in the face of its major new competitor. Disney+ premiered on Nov. 12.

"Our Sensor Tower app downloads and Google search data analysis showed little to no impact from the Disney+ launch on Netflix trends," Mitchelson said. The early data is "reassuring for Netflix relative to the competitive concerns priced into its stock.

"Perhaps Netflix's experience in the Netherlands will also bear out, where management indicated the Disney+ beta impact faded fairly quickly," Mitchelson said. "Still, global streaming competition is a marathon rather than a sprint, and it's too early to consider the results of these limited datasets to be conclusive."

Aegis Capital on Tuesday reported that Netflix has seen no slowdown in daily active users since the Disney+ launch a week ago.

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Post by Harlechmaker » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 pm

There's room enough for both, and probably more, for a little while. Disney+ isn't cannibalizing Netflix yet, it's letting mothers of young children watch Frozen while they nap without having to look inside the toilet (or inside the dog) for the DVD.

There will still be plenty of viewers when Stargirl comes around, and the marketing won't be lost in this first scramble.

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Post by Kingbogart » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:00 pm

I have very much enjoyed Disney + so far! The Mandalorian is shaping up to be a good series but I'm a Star Wars fan ;) Looking forward to Stargirl!

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Post by Michaelc » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:26 am

The Mandalorian is pretty good for a TV show, but I still can't fathom that the guy never takes off his stupid helmet, i mean hes alone in his space ship and he still has it on? DO we even know that its Pedro Pascal under there? lol

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Post by RogerPyle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm

BuzzFeed falls into the IMBD trap for Stargirl release date:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/all ... ns-in-2020

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Post by PratiMoksha » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:31 pm

RogerPyle wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm
BuzzFeed falls into the IMBD trap for Stargirl release date:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/all ... ns-in-2020
I can't see that Jan. 1 launch anywhere on IMDB. I even signed up for the free month of IMDB Pro, and it's not there either. I'm guessing the IMDB listing said so temporarily but it was later fixed again and BuzzFeed did not do further fact-checking before posting?

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Post by RogerPyle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:49 pm

PratiMoksha wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:31 pm
I can't see that Jan. 1 launch anywhere on IMDB. I even signed up for the free month of IMDB Pro, and it's not there either. I'm guessing the IMDB listing said so temporarily but it was later fixed again and BuzzFeed did not do further fact-checking before posting?
Right next to "Coming Soon": https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4858674/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2

I wonder who determines the order for the cast listing for these things. Grace is #8 on the list, Graham is #6.

I didn't realize that IMDB was owned by Amazon.

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Post by PratiMoksha » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:54 pm

Hm, I wonder if the page serves different content based on the IP address of the user. There is no "Coming Soon" when I view the page.

As for the order, it says above the list "sorted by IMDb STARmeter", which seems like a rather odd metric: https://m.imdb.com/chart/starmeter/

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Post by Harlechmaker » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 pm

PratiMoksha wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Hm, I wonder if the page serves different content based on the IP address of the user. There is no "Coming Soon" when I view the page.

As for the order, it says above the list "sorted by IMDb STARmeter", which seems like a rather odd metric: https://m.imdb.com/chart/starmeter/
Yeah, at first they put them in the order of how much other work they've done, how many people are doing searches for them or viewing their works on IMDB pages, how many articles mention them in the news pieces they re-post, rather than who has the most lines or screen time. After release, it usually gets reset into credits order by someone, and then verified by the IMDB staff.

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Post by RogerPyle » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:59 pm

https://www.mondofox.it/2019/11/25/film ... dere-2020/

No release date given, but fairly high praise to be included in "Romantic movies not to be missed in 2020" even if it's the last one on the list and shows up on an Italian Fox channel (needs translation.)

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Post by RogerPyle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Disney+ Adding Around A Million Subscribers A Day
Posted on November 27, 2019 by Roger Palmer

So far Disney has only announced that it’s new streaming service, Disney+, has had over 10 million sign-ups, but according to data from research firm, Apptopia, it’s been continuing to add on average, a million subscribers a day since.

Their data has shown that the app has already been downloaded over 15.5 million times and has brought in over $5 million dollars via in-app purchases. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told the New York Post:

“This shows the company is gonna be a legit competitor to the likes of Netflix. The pricing, the content and the bundling was just a pure genius strategy from Iger and Disney.”

The research company is also showing high demand for the Disney streaming bundle, which includes Hulu with Ads, ESPN+ and Disney+, as both of Disney’s other apps, Hulu and ESPN+ have had over 50% more downloads than before Disney+ launched.

Disney has stated that they will no provide any more subscriber numbers until their next quarterly results call. They’ve previously said that they are aiming to have between 60 and 90 million subscribers by the end of 2024.

The increase in early subscribers could also be down to Verizon offering a free year to its customers.

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