Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service, called Disney+. The company is ending its relationship with Netflix at the end of the year, and will instead make its own service the exclusive home for many Disney movies, TV shows and perhaps other streaming content. You might be thinking, “No Disney, I don’t want to pay another monthly fee,” but that’s the direction the entertainment business is headed. Netflix seems to trot out original shows and movies on a weekly basis. Hulu (which will be majority-owned by Disney following its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets) provides a home for many broadcast network shows. CBS is pumping its CBS All Access service full of Star Trek shows and other original programs. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET’s parent company.) And DC Entertainment now has its DC Universe streaming service full of DC shows, movies and comics. So is the 2019 Disney+ streaming service something you should consider? Let’s go over all the details we know here, but the TL:DR is: if you like Star Wars or Marvel, yes. On Nov. 8, Disney announced a Star Wars prequel series based on Rogue One and starring Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in the original movie. Disney also confirmed the service is developing a live-action Marvel series focused on Loki, a character from the Avengers and starring Tom Hiddleston reprising the role. Now playing: Watch this: Disney cuts the cord with Netflix 1:43 What is the Disney streaming service? The Disney+ streaming service will be a competitor to services… [Read full story]
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