Disney is going to increase its commitment to its platform and will close a hundred channels to concentrate content on it.
More than a year ago it could not be predicted that streaming platforms were to be so successful that they would wipe out other types of industries. The struggle is such at this time that there is no longer any hesitation in buying giants in the history of cinema to take over their content, like Amazon yesterday with MGM, or close a hundred channels. Everything is to increase subscribers.
The case of Disney seems the best example and it is going to increase the rate at which it is closing international channels for focus your content and investment on Disney +. As reported Bloomberg, will close at least 100 more channels in the coming months.
The purpose of all this movement has been summarized by Bob Chapek, Disney’s CEO, reporting that “most content will go to Disney +“in a change in the way of offering it to the user. You have to adapt to the times, it seems to indicate.
Now the user wants to watch movies and series at their own pace, whenever they feel like it, do not mold your time to the same channel. To achieve this is Disney +, where the series, programs, reality shows and even in some cases sports will arrive, and in the hand of the spectators they will find how to see it.
It has not yet been detailed which channels are the ones that will be sacrificed for non-Disney + subscribers, but all have pointed at first to FOX. In Spain it can be found on some platforms, such as Movistar +, and it has a few series that succeed and are later bought by other services.
We repeat that Disney is not the only company with that intention and with the launch of HBO Max they are making a similar bet. Disney and AT&T are two entertainment giants whose decisions can affect televisions almost everywhere on the planet., and both are betting the most on their streaming services, albeit with not too popular measures.