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Disney reveals price, details of its new streaming service

It will be offered as a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+.
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Disney has revealed more details about its upcoming streaming platform, including the news it will bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+.

Disney+ will launch Nov. 12, with the company's CEO Bob Iger confirming it will cost subscribers $7-a-month, or $70-a-year.

And when you combine the platform with Hulu and ESPN+, it will cost you $12.99-a-month.

Currently, Hulu charges $5.99 for its basic plan with ads, and $11.99 for its premium service without ads, while ESPN+ currently costs $4.99-a-month.

Subscribers to Disney+ can expect access to a large amount of Disney's extensive back catalogue, including it being the only platform to stream "Star Wars," Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pixar movies.

That's on top of new original programming centered around "Star Wars" and Marvel, as well as "re-imaginings" of movies including "Home Alone" (why?), "Night of the Museum" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

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Cnet reports that it will also be home to 30 seasons of "The Simpsons," which will become part of Disney as a result of its takeover of 21st Century Fox.

At $7-a-month, Disney+ is $1.99 cheaper than the most basic package of Netflix, and less than half the subscription price of HBO.

The bundled package with Hulu and ESPN+ meanwhile is the same price as Netflix's most popular Standard package at $12.99.

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