Home Streaming Disney+ Star Wars TV series to lead Disney streaming service

Star Wars TV series to lead Disney streaming service

rogue-one-star-wars-felicity-jones-2-1280pxLast summer, Disney announced they would launch two streaming services: ESPN (launch in 2018) and an unnamed platform (presumably “Disney”) that would distribute Disney productions.

Today we learned the company will launch a live-action Star Wars TV show aligned with the streaming service, which will likely be the flagship series for the platform not unlike how Star Trek: Discovery has become the header for CBS’s All Access service.

Disney CEO Robert Iger says the new service will launch late 2019, and feature productions from Disney Pixar (such as the Monsters Inc. and High School Musical series) and Marvel, as well as Star Wars franchise films.

Iger said the company will also launch four to five exclusive feature films on the streaming service per year.

To distribute the streaming content Disney bought 75% of Bamtech, a video distribution company created by MLB that is building both streaming services for launch within a 2-year period.

Also today it was announced Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dec. 15) writer/director Rian Johnson was chosen to lead a new Star Wars movie trilogy.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4k TV Deals

Hot Pre-orders!

Paid Amazon Link
Game of Thrones: The Complete Series 4k Blu-ray
Paid Amazon Link Westworld: Season 3 4k Blu-ray

1-Month Free!

Hot Blu-rays!

New Articles

Season 4 of The Expanse releasing to Blu-ray Disc

Season 4 of The Expanse is releasing to Blu-ray Disc on December 15, 2020. The 3-disc edition from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment includes all...

The Godfather III Restored New Definitive Edit Releasing to Blu-ray & Digital

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release of The Godfather III, Director Francis Ford Coppola and Paramount Pictures have cut a new...

2020 MLB World Series Format Offers Innovations Including 4k HDR

The 2020 MLB World Series hosted by FOX is being broadcast for the first time in 4k HDR. This isn't the first 4k event...

What Happened to Sundance TV on DIRECTV

Don't worry, Sundance TV is still on DirecTV. It just moved from its former channel, 557, to Channel 239 starting on Oct. 21, 2020. Sundance...

Support Us!