At its latest investor call on Tuesday, Disney announced that its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, will also be available as part of a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu at $12.99 per month, which is $5 less than the total cost if the three were subscribed separately. While a standard Disney+ subscription comes with a price-tag of $6.99 per month, ESPN and ad-supported Hulu are priced at $5.99 and $4.99, respectively.
According to Disney CEO, Bob Iger, the bundle will be available for subscription from November 12, the day Disney+ will officially launch in the US. It’s still unclear as to when the service will roll out internationally, but given the worldwide popularity of Disney content, it shouldn’t be long before that happens.
Disney earlier this year announced that its upcoming streaming service will offer extensive content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, such as Star Wars, High School Musical, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and more. The service will support 4K HDR content, all of which will be available to download and view offline. In its first year, Disney+ plans to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials by some of the most prolific and creative storytellers.
Disney has been having a stellar run at the box-office this year, raking in more than $8 billion in global ticket sales, thanks largely to massive blockbusters from the Marvel, Pixar and core Disney brands. In a press statement on Tuesday, Iger said: “The incredible popularity of Disney’s brands and franchises positions us well as we launch Disney+, and the addition of original and library content from Fox will only further strengthen our direct-to-consumer offerings”.