Today it was announced that homegrown streaming service Stan has signed a content deal with Disney.
From tomorrow, subscribers will be able to watch a slew of content from the Mouse, as well the Marvel and the Star Wars universes.
Considering that a large portion of Disney-owned content was removed from Netflix earlier this year, this is a huge.
This partnership seems like an interesting move considering that Disney is launching its own streaming service, Disney+, next year.
But it’s worth noting that Disney+ won’t be launching the the U.S. until late-2019 and there has been no confirmation on when it will arrrive in other markets.
It’s also unclear how long the Stan and Disney content deal has been signed for, or if it will include future films such as the Aladdin and Lion King remakes.
Regardless of the future plans for the Disney brands, Stan subscribers will be getting a huge selection of new content come Friday.
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For Marvel fans, Stan will be adding the following to its collection: Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man.
The Star Wars content is a little lighter, with only Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Rebels available in the line up so far.
Disney and Pixar films are of course part of the mix, with Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Lion King, Cars and Cars 2, Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, Up, Wall-E, the animated Beauty and The Beast, Maleficent, The Little Mermaid , the live-action Cinderella, Coco and A Wrinkle in Time.
“Disney is one of the most iconic entertainment brands globally and we are very proud to be partnering with them to bring a huge collection of their biggest live-action and animated films and TV programmes to our customers,” said Stan CEO Mike Sneesby.
“With hits from across all their biggest franchises including Disney Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm as well as Disney Channels’ TV series and movies, the deal further illustrates Stan’s ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the world’s very best premium entertainment.”