Disney plans new Star Wars trilogy, TV series for SVOD

The company plans on allowing commercials for its sports streaming app, but there are no plans to "have the programming that airs in the direct-to-consumer service interrupted by commercials", Iger says, adding sponsored programs could be a possibility.

A subscription to Disney's streaming service will be "substantially cheaper" than Netflix, according to Disney's CEO Bob. Coming Soon reports that a new live-action Star Wars TV series will debut on Disney's upcoming streaming service when it launches in 2019.

While there have previously been animated Star Wars series, this will be the franchise's first live-action show for the small screen.

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Disney late Thursday said it intends to price its over-the-top television service "substantially below" the monthly rates Netflix charges.

Earlier Thursday, Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced that Rian Johnson, writer/director of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters December 15), will create a new Star Wars movie trilogy. According to Variety, Iger has said that Disney is now working on shows based on Monsters Inc., High School Musical, as well as a new series from Marvel.

Disney's drop in theatrical distribution revenues was primarily driven by the under-performance of Cars 3 compared to Finding Dory in the prior-year quarter.

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In addition to offering the newest Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars feature films after they play in theaters, the service will also have four or five exclusive feature films each year, Iger said.

Studio entertainment revenue were down 21% to $1.4 billion.

This disclosure came on its earnings call to wrap up the company's fiscal year that closed September 30. Performance improved at Disneyland in California, Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disney Resort, the company said, as well at its cruise ships and vacation club. It'll have a lot of high quality because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we've talked about. It's not a insane idea; Netflix would continue to benefit from new Marvel material, the MCU could spin out more street-level heroes, and Disney keep some distance from the violent material while still reaping the reward of their success. The decline was due to higher film costs, lower TV and SVOD distribution results and a lower revenue share from the company's consumer products and interactive media segment.

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