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Netflix Becoming the Official ‘Pay TV Home’ for Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar

Netflix Becoming the Official 'Pay TV Home' for Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar

The streaming wars are well underway, dear reader, and it remains to be seen how many belligerents can truly emerge victorious. Mark one point for Netflix, however, as Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced on the company’s website that, “from September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.” If that wording sounds confusing, fret not — there won’t be a surcharge for any of this.

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Rather, it simply means that, when movies like “Doctor Strange,” “Finding Dory” and “Rogue One have been released on Blu-ray and are ready for streaming, it won’t be through HBO, Starz or other premium-cable networks; Amazon and Hulu are losing out as well. The deal includes every Disney being released this year and beyond, a privilege for which Netflix is paying a pretty penny indeed — reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

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It would appear the more arthouse-inclined streaming services — your Fandors, your Mubis — were outbid in the deal, though they surely came close and are still well worth your time.

For more, watch the “Rogue One” trailer:

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