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Disney announces a Disney Plus bundle with Hulu and ESPN

by Sean P. Aune | August 7, 2019August 7, 2019 8:30 am EST

Just in case the $6.99 a month price for Disney Plus wasn’t already alluring enough, now there’s going to be a bundle with an even better deal.

Disney held its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, and during the conference call it revealed there will be a Disney+ bundle customers can subscribe to. For $12.99 a month subscribers will receive Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and the ad-supported version of Hulu. There was no comment if there would be a bundle including the ad-free version of Hulu.

“Nothing is more important to us than getting this right,” Iger said of Disney’s aggressive move into direct-to-consumer streaming. Additionally, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that talks are ongoing with Apple, Amazon, and Google for distribution deals of the various packages. “We think it’s important to achieve scale relatively quickly and they’ll be an important part of that,” said Iger.

Disney Plus alone will launch with 300 movies on day one, and will reach 400 by the end of its first year. It will also include 7,500 episodes of television and will grow with original content such as Star Wars The Mandalorian.

It definitely does not sound as though Disney will be doing anything by halves when it comes to its streaming strategy going forward.

Disney Plus will launch on Nov. 12.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing