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- Feb 20, 2013
Bob Iger is doing a conference as we speak. One thing he noted in this conference is that Hulu won't have the brand leverage of Disney+ but he expects things from places like FX and other Fox properties to move their way to Hulu.Wow. Will be interesting to see what Disney opts to have on Hulu versus Disney+ versus ESPN+. I guess Disney+ is for movies and original programming based from their movies and Hulu will continue to be just for TV shows? And ESPN+ for live sports?
While it would make more sense (and be consumer friendly) to have them all consolidated into one platform .. is Disney just going to diversify their content to try and get their customers to buy (or bundle) 3 separate subscriptions? So . .while each one (indvidually) has a good price, bundled together (to get it all) you start paying near the cable bill you cut.
Either way .. this could continue to be a Netflix killer. I don't see sticking with Netflix in the fall if Disney has a decently priced bundle. The only reason I have cable TV (AT&T Uverse) is because they keep offering me a deal to essentially get TV for free (seriously .. if I dropped TV from my internet/tv deal they gave me (after I threatened to cancel), they would charge me just as much for internet alone (if not more) than my current price (around $60/month).
Disney has announced they plan to offer a bundle for all three options.