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Disney+ streaming platform : Star Wars content & various info

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Disney announced more details on their coming Disney+ streaming platform yesterday (11th April) - from the Walt Disney Company website

 

It’ll air on 12th November in the US, and cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually.

There are no confirmed start dates for the UK and other countries - as yet.

Disney+ Demo video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXNtj84owc (from the ‘What’s On Disney Plus’ youtube channel)

 

Regarding the Star Wars content on Disney+…

^ from https://twitter.com/Disney/status/1116415629177884672 (which also lists a lot of the non-SW content for Disney+)
 

As well as the Clone Wars animated series too - including the new 7th season.

 

More info about the Disney+ platform…

Disney+ twitter : Disney+ facebook : Disney+ website : Wikipedia page for Disney+

‘Disney Plus: Star Wars, Marvel And Simpsons Content Unveiled’ - article from Empire magazine

It’s Disney’s turn to launch a streaming service - article from the BBC

Disney+: A Comprehensive Guide to All Its Programming (So Far) - article from The Hollywood Reporter

 

Year 1 to Year 5 plans…

(^ It’ll be interesting to see if Disney manages to hit their targets - or even surpass it)

 

For more info on some of the non Star Wars content that will be appearing on Disney+…

Tobar’s superb The Marvel Cinematic Universe thread in the Media Section of the site is well worth a visit.

as well as Tobar’s annual ‘The Scifi Films and Television of’… threads in the Media Section too, which may be of interest:-

2019 : 2018 : 2017 : 2016 : 2015 : 2014 : 2013

and there are numerous threads related to Disney and Pixar content in the Media Section too.

Not too sure if there are any National Geographic threads in there… 😉

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I’m a bit put off with everything going streaming so that I have to chase down content across platforms, devices, and services, but I understand it’s the way of the future.

That said, I’ll be giving this one a test drive for The Mandalorian and the Rogue One prequel. I’m also interested in the NatGeo content and some Disney classics. Beyond that, I’m not a Marvel guy or a Simpsons watcher, so those are of no interest.

The price, at least at this rollout stage, is very fair. I expect it to go up somewhat quickly after that.

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I’m excited and I most certainly will be checking this out.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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Disney Plus: Every show and movie you’ll be able to stream – and when

https://www.cnet.com/news/disney-pl...ter-soldier-wandavision-loki-what-if-hawkeye/

Launch Day:

The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
The Force Awakens
Rogue One

*The Last Jedi, Solo and the Rise of Skywalker will be added over the course of the first year.

The Mandalorian

Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (New episodes in the first year.)

Cassian Andor Series (second year)

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This sounds amazing.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
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Apparently they’ve promised 4k HDR content “where applicable.”

I wonder if this will be the long-awaited debut of the OT’s 4k master we’ve been hearing about for five years now.

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Disney Unveils International Roll-Out Of Disney+ Streaming Service; Reveals Details In Canada, Holland, Australia & New Zealand’:-

https://deadline.com/2019/08/disney-international-launches-1202671080

'Disney is to begin rolling out its streaming service Disney+ internationally in November – with a number of territories going day-and-date with the U.S.

The Hollywood studio has revealed plans to launch the service in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand – the first global details for the forthcoming SVOD platform.

Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands on November 12, in tandem with the U.S. launch, while the following week the service will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

In Canada, it will be priced C$8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, and in Holland, it will cost €6.99 per month of €69.99 per year, In Australia, it will cost A$8.99 per month or $89.99 per year, and NZ$9.99 per month or $99.99 in New Zealand’.
 

More info in the above link.

 

Edit: Disney+ now has their own official twitter account too - https://twitter.com/disneyplus
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Thankyou for information oojason and Rodney-2187.

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^ No worries, mate.

 

For us people in the UK it seems we’ll be getting Disney+ (or rather, The Mandalorian) sometime ‘early 2020’…

https://twitter.com/StarWarsUK/status/1165147142241079296

^ ‘The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, only on #DisneyPlus. Coming to you early 2020.’

 

Given Disney+ launches in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, & Netherlands mid-November… I’m sure everybody in the UK will be patient and just wait a few months for their Mandalorian fix. That the good people on the internet will not be posting spoilers or information from the series they have seen, meanwhile.

‘This is a dangerous time for the UKers, when they will be tempted by the Dark Side of the Force’…

^ and I’m not talking about Brexit (too late) or the possibility of voting for Boris in a General Election (then you are lost!) 😉
 

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oojason said:

Disney Unveils International Roll-Out Of Disney+ Streaming Service; Reveals Details In Canada, Holland, Australia & New Zealand’:-

https://deadline.com/2019/08/disney-international-launches-1202671080

'Disney is to begin rolling out its streaming service Disney+ internationally in November – with a number of territories going day-and-date with the U.S.

The Hollywood studio has revealed plans to launch the service in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand – the first global details for the forthcoming SVOD platform.

Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands on November 12, in tandem with the U.S. launch, while the following week the service will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

In Canada, it will be priced C$8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, and in Holland, it will cost €6.99 per month of €69.99 per year, In Australia, it will cost A$8.99 per month or $89.99 per year, and NZ$9.99 per month or $99.99 in New Zealand’.
 

More info in the above link.

 

Edit: Disney+ now has their own official twitter account too - https://twitter.com/disneyplus
 

So, no info about when it’ll be available in Scandinavia?

Since HBO Nordic has (from what I’ve gathered) been quite good at releasing things more-or-less at the same time as the US it’d be kind of weird if Disney+ was as delayed here as it will be in the UK.

BTW; Is there any specific reason why the UK won’t get Disney+ until next year? That seems really weird to me.

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ZkinandBonez said:

oojason said:

Disney Unveils International Roll-Out Of Disney+ Streaming Service; Reveals Details In Canada, Holland, Australia & New Zealand’:-

https://deadline.com/2019/08/disney-international-launches-1202671080

'Disney is to begin rolling out its streaming service Disney+ internationally in November – with a number of territories going day-and-date with the U.S.

The Hollywood studio has revealed plans to launch the service in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand – the first global details for the forthcoming SVOD platform.

Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands on November 12, in tandem with the U.S. launch, while the following week the service will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

In Canada, it will be priced C$8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, and in Holland, it will cost €6.99 per month of €69.99 per year, In Australia, it will cost A$8.99 per month or $89.99 per year, and NZ$9.99 per month or $99.99 in New Zealand’.
 

More info in the above link.

 

Edit: Disney+ now has their own official twitter account too - https://twitter.com/disneyplus
 

So, no info about when it’ll be available in Scandinavia?

Since HBO Nordic has (from what I’ve gathered) been quite good at releasing things more-or-less at the same time as the US it’d be kind of weird if Disney+ was as delayed here as it will be in the UK.

BTW; Is there any specific reason why the UK won’t get Disney+ until next year? That seems really weird to me.

The exclusive contracts that Sky TV have for showing the Star Wars films in the UK do not expire until sometime in 2020… (ie, https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/nov/05/sky-faces-loss-of-disney-content-as-it-leaves-the-ftse-100 - 2018 article)
 

I haven’t seen anything about Scandinavia, sorry.
 

This article has a bit of info; the German Disney+ is down for a 2020 start - and most of Western Europe too (translated):-

‘As the colleagues of Variety report, the service should expand to “Western Europe” in early 2020 - whether Germany is included is not yet clear. At the end of 2020, Disney + should also start in Eastern Europe. We therefore expect that Disney + will be available here at the earliest in early 2020 until the end of 2020 at the latest.’

Though I’ve no idea how reliable or accurate the actual article - or publication, is:-
https://www.giga.de/webapps/netflix/specials/disney-plus-streamingdienst-start-inhalt-preis

 

If you’re on social media it may well be worth asking the question on the respective Disney+ channels about the Scandinavian services to come?
 

Yeah, HBO are pretty much on the ball with their services all over the world (a few early leaks for Game Of Thrones apart 😉). Disney stuttering the release of the Disney+ around the world will likely see many opt for the Dark Side route of obtaining content they wish to see… and some may not bother with the official Disney+ service when it is eventually available in their respective countries…
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Just noticing I was actually charged $160.41 (instead of $140.97)
Reading the fine print, it says “taxes added where applicable.”
Still, another $20 spread out over 36 months is less than a dollar. So it’s $4.46 per month instead of $3.92 (your taxes may vary).

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I think this is Disney’s endgame. They already own a huge part of the market, and with Disney+, they will be able to control what is placed onto the screen. They do not have to split the money with movie theaters. They don’t have to reveal how much money their movies are making. And most importantly, it’s convenient for the consumer = people become dependent and we can raise the prices as years go on.

Wouldn’t be surprised if the Star Wars franchise becomes entirely shows on Disney+ in 20 years.

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As it turns out we here in the Netherlands are extremely fortunate to already have Disney+ available for the next two months for free! Disney will be testing their platform in our country before the worldwide launch, and so here are a few screenshots of the new service:

All the Star Wars films, and series are available, and for those wondering, the versions available at this time are the digital masters, that have been used over the last years, including the extras.

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This is foul sorcery.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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ATMachine said:

This is foul sorcery.

There’s so much content, and it’s really fast.

It even has this gem:

For all you Marvel fans it also has many of the old cartoons from the 1980s till today:

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‘Free Disney+ pilot launches in the Netherlands, here’s what it’s like’:-

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862167/free-disney-plus-hands-on-pilot-marvel
 

The article claims that Rogue One is available now in 4K (along with 16 other titles) - impressive…
 

From Dre’s posted images above this does look to have a good simple UI too (which is always a bonus 😃)

Keep checking to see if they accidentally release ‘The Mandalorian’ before the 12th November, please Dre 😉

Am very much liking that ‘Empire Of Dreams’ is on there - hopefully more Star Wars documentaries and BTS programs will be added over time…
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Hmm, would it be possible to rip those DVD/Bluray cover looking images, and the big preview images/backgrounds? I have a soft spot for consistent saga posters in my Plex Library, even if they’re photoshops rather than actual drawings/paintings. Unfortunately I’m not in the Netherlands. There must be some way to get them from the website.

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oojason said:

‘Free Disney+ pilot launches in the Netherlands, here’s what it’s like’:-

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862167/free-disney-plus-hands-on-pilot-marvel
 

The article claims that Rogue One is available now in 4K (along with 16 other titles) - impressive…
 

From Dre’s posted images above this does look to have a good simple UI too (which is always a bonus 😃)

Keep checking to see if they accidentally release ‘The Mandalorian’ before the 12th November, please Dre 😉

Am very much liking that ‘Empire Of Dreams’ is on there - hopefully more Star Wars documentaries and BTS programs will be added over time…
 

Rogue One in 4K is looking pretty sweet! 😃 I will look for any accidental Mandalorian content. 😉

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DrDre said:

ATMachine said:

This is foul sorcery.

There’s so much content, and it’s really fast.

Get thee behind me, I say

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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sade1212 said:

Hmm, would it be possible to rip those DVD/Bluray cover looking images, and the big preview images/backgrounds? I have a soft spot for consistent saga posters in my Plex Library, even if they’re photoshops rather than actual drawings/paintings. Unfortunately I’m not in the Netherlands. There must be some way to get them from the website.

Not for Disney+, but you can find the artwork for the TV Shows & Movies on iTunes, thanks to this website.

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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I don’t know why Disney is so allergic to the episode numbers for the films. You would think that would make it easier for someone to navigate these menus.

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I think it’s because the episode numbers becoming a prominent part of the marketing and labeling really only happened for the prequels. Before (and after) that point, the focus was less on the episode number (which we know was mostly a gimmick) and more on the title itself.

I’m curious as to whether Empire of Dreams has at least been upscaled. I remember hearing they were working on making as much of that HD as possible, so when it appeared on Amazon Prime I checked it out and it seems to be a straight DVD rip.

Also interesting to get confirmation that the files being used for Star Wars are the digital masters, complete with that weirdly cut-up fanfare over the Lucasfilm logo and the 20th Century Fox logo only appearing on Star Wars. I wonder if they’re only using those for this test, or if that’s going to be what’s rolled out for the rest of us in November. I was pretty curious as to whether they were going to reinstate the logos for the entire OT/PT, or cut them all off entirely. But if this holds through for official launch, it’ll basically just be blu-ray rips.