Netflix seems to not care. . .
Over the holiday, Disney made the mass purchase of 21st Century Fox, as they also plan to start their own streaming service. In the process, it was also revealed that all of their content would be removed from Netflix. This includes: Star Wars Lucasfilm libraries, Pixar, Disney animation; as well as live action Marvel films and TV shows (yes, the entire Defenders Universe).
Well, after weeks of fans question the future of the service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings addressed the future of his service and new competition from Disney. In a conversation with Variety, he simply said, “We don’t see it as a threat to us any more than Hulu has been.” Regarding Disney movies leaving Netflix, Hastings went to say, “It’s great content, but we are able to grow without it just fine.”
With Disney planning original Marvel and Star Wars live-action TV series for its streaming service, it’s unclear if this will have an immediate effect on Netflix. Look for the Disney streaming service to launch sometime in late 2019, as well as new original shows Netflix has in store for beyond 2019.
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