Disney has announced plans for future content for its own streaming service. The company plans to release 20 new Marvel and Star Wars series “in the next few years” along with 15 new movies and the original Pixar / live-action Disney series at the same time.
All this new content along the way requires higher prices for streaming services. Disney initially launched a streaming service in the United States for $6.99, but its price was attractive among the more expensive streaming services. In March 2021, Disney + subscription fees increased $1 to $7.99, the first increase since the service launched about a year ago.
Disney’s ESPN Plus has also been raised to $ 13 per month in the United States. Disney also announced a bundled subscription that includes Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for a monthly fee of 18. By the way, this is an ad-free version of Hulu. This is a bit higher than Hulu’s standard (paid) hierarchy. The triple bundle that comes with your ad-supported Hulu subscription will increase from $ 13 to $ 14 per month.
Outside the United States, Disney will launch a new streaming service under the brand “Star.” It is included as part of Disney + and will be launched as a separate service in Latin America called “Star Plus”. Star hosts thousands of hours of content from Disney Studios, FX, the 20th Century, and 20th Television. We also hold local shows depending on the market. Star was launched on Disney + on February 23, expanding the library and raising the cost of the service to € 9 per month. Stars will expand to Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea later next year.