Diabolical Intent: Disney Takes On Netflix
Die Hard Situation
For the past decade, Netflix, has been the leading and best streaming TV shows around for the price. They offer so many shows and the selection process is intuitive and seamless. It's value in the past eight years climaxed at $150 billion. However, subscribers are leaving and for the past two quarters, dropped. More left the service than subscribed. Why?
Too many inferior shows and spending $15 billion in creating Netflix's own movies and shows, which have not exactly caught on fire. They have so many foreign shows, which are ARE good, but for the most part, inferior to those on HBO, Cinemax. They also have no exclusives with studio franchises and recently lost a few of their most popular shows back to the studios that own them. With Netflix, you ONLY get Netflix shows.
Coming very soon with be Disney streaming service. Disney owns so many good shows themselves in addition to numerous studio franchises. They are going for the throat of Netflix with their service. The current Netflix price is $13.00 a month, while Disney's will be $7 (the old Netflix rate for years). They hope millions of subbers to Netflix will cancel and join Disney. If their show lineup does not entice you, they have another weapon: For just $13.00, you will get all the Disney stuff plus Hulu and ESPN+.
Hulu is like second to Netflix in offerings, so many of network shows you like could be there without having to keep Netflix. But the one thing Disney has not going for it is the show lineup. When you say Disney, you think many kid shows and movies, one does not think of crime or spy series like those on HBO or TV. In other words, the Disney service may be best when you have kids under 12. Netflix will still offer a lot of variety for a decent price.
It will be interesting to see what does happen.