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Disney poaches Marvel and Star Wars content for streaming service

Disney poaches Marvel and Star Wars content for streaming service

Disney has upped the appeal factor for its streaming service with the news that it will have Marvel and Star Wars content available, the company announced on Friday.

This comes after the entertainment giant previously announced that its streaming service would have just Disney and Pixar movies and Disney television shows. It is believed that the decision to include content from the Marvel and Star Wars brands will broaden the site's appeal beyond families with young children.

Marvel movies expected to be available on the service include the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises. However, Disney did not immediately clarify whether all Star Wars movies going back to 1977 will be available, as well as whether all movies in the Marvel universe will be available.

Current leader in streaming services provider Netflix already has a television series based on Marvel characters and said on Friday that its relationship with Marvel will continue.

The Disney deal with Marvel and Star Wars will make it the only space in the United States where these movies can be streamed on demand as part of a monthly subscription package.

Prices have not yet been announced, with the service expected to begin in late 2019 once Disney's current Netflix deal expires.

 

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