Netflix, Disney in talks over Lucasfilm, Marvel rights

Netflix says in discussions with Disney over Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

Netflix, Disney in talks over Lucasfilm, Marvel rights

Broughton said Disney had not frozen out Netflix: there are rumours of talks to keep a range of Disney titles, including Lucasfilm and Marvel movies, on its U.S. service. But the live-action and animated Disney and Pixar films will depart Netflix, something that Sarandos doesn't sound too broken up about.

Earlier this week, Disney announced that it was going to end its distribution deal with Netflix - a deal that was made in 2012, but only took effect a year ago. Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters that the company was "still in active discussions" with Disney to hold on to the rights to stream certain franchises.

When news broke that Disney would be divorcing Netflix (BUT NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU DID, SWEETIE!) and launching its own independent streaming service people understandably flipped out. Disney is pulling its films from Netflix to make sure its family-focused service will be the only place to catch the Toy Story films, the sequel to Frozen and The Lion King.

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But Disney said that it had yet to decide what approach it would take with its "Star Wars" and Marvel films. Previously the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, BAMTech was founded in 2000 and provides direct-to-consumer streaming services, data analytics and commerce management with almost 7.5 million total paid subscribers to its clients' OTT products.

Apparently Netflix expected this Disney splintering eventually.

"Disney's new service is not positioned to compete directly with Netflix, but adds to the mix of options out there for consumers", said Richard Broughton of Ampere Analysis.

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