Disney reveals details of its new streaming service


During CES 2018, the president of the Disney-ABC TV Group, Ben Sherwood, said that his division will be the largest contributor to Disney’s new streaming service, which is planned for 2019 in the United States, and could eventually have an international reach.
Disney-ABC TV will supply 7,000-8,000 episodes from its library, plus 3-4 original series, and 3-4 original movies. The offer will include an original series based on “High School Musical” franchise, Sherwood said during the event in an interview hosted by Variety.
Last year, Disney announced the purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, including their international business. However, Sherwood declined to comment on the acquisition process. Disney CEO Bob Iger has “laid out the strategic vision” for the deal, he said, “and we’ll leave it at that.”
The new OTT platform was announced in August 2017. At that time, Iger said in a conference with analysts that they will also “rollout the service in multiple markets outside the United States.”