Disney+ to stream shows and movies from external parties as well

Disney’s upcoming streaming TV and movie service, Disney+ is continuing to make headlines!

Lately, Disney CEO Bob Iger has shared with investors on the company’s quarterly earnings call that Disney+ will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties besides the content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

Iger revealed a little on long-term plans, saying that though their larger strategy is focused on producing original content, third-party content will be part of the launch strategy later this year. He said that the long-term strategy will depend on “pretty heavily weighted to internally sourced versus externally sourced.”

As reported by Ars Technica, he further added, “Because we need to launch the service with some volume and it takes time to ramp up, we’re buying certain products from the outside opportunistically.” Disney will additionally tap some of the programming gained in its merger with Fox.

Iger hinted that Captain Marvel will be the first movie from the company that will stream only on Disney+. Previously, Marvel films have made their way to Netflix. He said every part of Disney –  Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic are working on content for the service.

Disney has previously announced a live-action Star Wars TV series titled The Mandalorian executive produced by director/screenwriter Jon Favreau and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Disney also plans to introduce something based on Pixar’s Monsters, franchise, a series about Loki, a revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and a High School Musical series.

Disney is also a partial owner of Hulu, and the company has alluded to plans to bundle all three services into one package in addition to offering them individually.

Disney will preview Disney+ to investors at a meeting on 11 April. The company is yet to announce the launch date or subscription price of Disney+.