Disney admits it isn't very good at video games

Lewis Collier
February 8, 2019

Disney CEO, Bob Iger, explained in an investors call that the company is happy to forgo its licensing revenue (of around £108 million) in order to make Disney+ a success. "We've bought companies, we've sold companies, we've bought developers, we've closed developers", Iger said in comments grabbed by Variety.

Referring to the launch window, he also said, "Because we need to launch the service with some volume and it takes time to ramp up, we're buying certain products from the outside opportunistically".

With its plans to launch its own over-the-top video streaming service, Disney's preparing to change the way it invites people to journey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comfort of their own homes. Hulu is set to be used as a means of separating the content from Fox that doesn't fit in with Disney's family-friendly approach, which will also potentially house the promised continuation of R-rated movies. Likewise, they may not perfectly align with past Marvel Cinematic Universe installments like the Captain America trilogy, the Avengers films, or the Thor movies. "We look forward to leveraging National Geographic for even more content on Disney+".

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Iger said every part of Disney is thinking of exclusive ideas for Disney Plus. Way back in 2017, he answered a similar question by saying "We think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool". While Stan has the rights to stream Marvel content in Australia, there has been no official confirmation as to if Captain Marvel will be available on the streaming service if Disney+ is not in Australia at that point.

There'll be more info about Disney+ on April 11, when the company will demo the new Disney+ app.

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