Media giant Disney announced Wednesday a Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle package for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th.
What We Know:
- CEO Bob Iger made it official during the company’s investors call today, with the price for the bundle being much cheaper than its competitors (like Netflix which is $15.99 with the premium plan).
- Hulu is currently available for $5.99 a month (with ads), and ESPN+ (which is Disney owned) costs $4.99 a month, so this will definitely be a deal to be on the lookout for.
- ESPN+ has “hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films including 30 for 30, and more” as well as it being the new site to watch UFC fights.
- Hulu will still have the regular ads and standard service on the new platform but will not offer a version with no commercials or carry live TV like on the original site.
- The bundle in the international markets is still being worked out, with Iger stating the company doesn’t have “anything to announce right now in terms of markets” when it comes to regional and international licensing issues (for example, Hulu not being available in Canada).
- Despite these issues, Iger stated that the “$12.99 bundle offers consumers tremendous volume, tremendous quality, and tremendous variety for a good price.”
- With Disney+ now being the home of not only past Disney movies and TV shows but also brand new content in the works (like for example a TV series based on the hit “High School Musical”), this seems like a deal that is gonna be taken advantage of by numerous people.
Might have to cop this!