An article written by: Lee Sonogan
“The streaming ‘madness’ will never end.” – Wheeler Winston Dixon, professor of film studies at the University of Nebraska
Streaming services are expanding even wider and bigger. Now comics and more are getting exclusive rights with their own streaming service. With DC comics releasing their service yesterday, Disney Play will have the rights to all Marvel video content, Pixar and Star Wars franchise. Some people are wondering if all this is necessary while others are interested in original content added to the individual streaming services. With Netflix spending $8 billion dollars in original content and other media, how will Marvel and DC comics compete with that?
Other new/potential steaming services:
- The Splat
- Amazon Free Dive
- Probably even more!
Disney is a huge company. It intents to compete with Netflix in 2019. With 100 years of programing, it also has 20th Century Fox Studios vast entertainment library from an acquisition. While Disney Play will have many niches, DC Comics has a tighter and solo niche. DC will have all the classic video stuff from the sixties to modern times. And have announced more original content releases in 2019 then Disney Play. The show is called Titans based of the character from the Teen Titans. In the show it will focus on the trials and tribulations of a teenage Robin trying to escape Batman’s shadow.
More original shows from DC Comics will be a spinoff called Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Young Justice: Outsiders and a new animated Harley Quinn series. Later it will most likely draw from its heavy hitters from Batman, Superman and Wonder Women franchises. Robert Iger, The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO said after being asked about the price. “It’ll have a lot of high quality [content], because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we’ve talked about. But it’ll simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that.”
If there is a free trail to these services I just might check these subscription services out. If anything the new streaming service tells us one thing, change. Good or bad, a few shows of it has potential. The others may just be as what Gary Newman said “I think it’s only going to get more confusing rather than less confusing. But the clear winner at the moment, as we can see, is Netflix,”. YouTube is only close behind Netflix. While Hulu and Amazon Prime continue to fight. I leave this article with the question, who will be sucessful and who will die out?
“They say it’s evolution versus revolution, I think we’re definitely in a revolution instead of an evolution.” – Gary Newman, chief strategy officer for Zero Media
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