As Disney is set to launch its own streaming network later this year, rumors for a long time have suggested that Netflix might lose access to Disney titles in the coming months. However, thanks to the contracts the streaming giant signed in its early years, it seems that it won’t be losing access to the titles permanently.
Back when Netflix was still a fresh idea and Disney had no plan on opening its own streaming platform, the latter signed a landmark deal with Netflix which allowed the streaming network to publish different Disney titles shortly after they were available through Blu-ray. While Disney will be getting their titles off from Netflix due to the upcoming Disney+, Netflix will get these titles back around 2026.
This news however, shouldn’t come off as a shock. As most of the major networks have realized, Netflix remains to be the largest streaming network with 150 million subscribers worldwide. It’s highly unlikely that other streaming networks will catch up to it anytime soon.
At the moment, Disney+ is set for launch in November for $6.99 a month and will feature premium contents at half of the price of Netflix.