Disney Bundles Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $12.99 a month
With roughly three months left until launch, Disney+ just got a whole lot more appealing. For $12.99 a month, Disney is offering a triple threat bundle of Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu. The announcement came from CEO Bob Iger himself yesterday during Disney’s third-quarter earning call with investors.
“That $12.99 bundle offers consumers tremendous volume, tremendous quality, and tremendous variety for a good price,” said Iger.
The Disney CEO believes that Disney+ has the potential to attract some 12 million subscribers by the end of 2020—a viable prediction being that consumers are getting three services for the same price as Netflix’s standard U.S. plan. With the package deal, consumers are saving a total of $5 per month than if they signed up for each of the three services separately.
Even opting for the solo Disney+ service for $6.99 is cheaper than:
- Amazon Prime Video, $8.99/month
- HBO Max, estimated price of $16-17/month
- HBO Now, $15/month
- YouTube TV, $50/month
- AT&T WatchTV, $15/month
- T-Mobile TVision Home, $90/month
Disney+ is slated to host 500 movies and 7,400 TV episodes on its platform in the first year. At launch on Nov. 12, the streaming service will have 300 movie titles with additional content to follow once Disney frees itself up from third-party deals. The Disney-owned sports streaming platform, ESPN+ will add to the bundle: live MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, Grand Slam Tennis, United Soccer League, cricket, rugby, Canadian Football League, English Football League, UEFA Nations League games, and the full library of ESPN Films including 30 for 30. The platform does not host shows like SportsCenter however, but ESPN+ is hoping that its UFC offerings might make up for that.
Disney is launching the bundle on Nov.12 alongside the option for the standalone Disney+ subscription. With general entertainment, family-friendly content, and sports all at a low-price point, Disney+ is setting itself as a force to be reckoned with in the streaming space.