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Disney, Apple, NBC: What Does Streaming Saturation Mean For The Future Of TV?




Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
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Disney has entered the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base.

The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the standard for other services like WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock to follow, as major media companies behind hit TV shows and movies seek to siphon the subscription revenue now going to Netflix and other streaming giants.

It’s been two weeks since Apple launched its streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which has been received with mixed reviews. 

We check in on the increasingly crowded streaming landscape and what it means for the future of television. 

With files from the Associated Press. 

Guests:

Joan E. Solsman, senior reporter for CNET covering digital media; she tweets @joan_e

Dominic Patten, senior editor and chief TV critic at Deadline Hollywood; he tweets @DeadlineDominic