Why Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Might Get Into A Pricing War With Disney

21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources

Netflix should be anxious here, as another streaming service means they're not only going to lose all Disney-owned titles, they'll also be battling another platform for new content.

This week, Disney CEO also announced that they plan on making sure their streaming service is "substantially below" the current price of Netflix, which now sits at a $10.99 a month price point for United States subscribers, and will likely increase in the coming years.

Netflix investors are taking notice of the Disney threat.

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Netflix, will soon follow. "And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform". The press release lists this URL as Switch's Hulu webpage, but the page was not yet working as of publication time.

On Thursday, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger talked up his commitment to streaming, calling it the company's "highest priority this year".

"We also believe that our brands and our franchises really matter, as we've seen through Netflix and all our other platforms". All are set for the streaming service, which is due to debut online in 2019.

"We've given a lot of thought to pricing", Iger said. Iger also revealed that Disney's new service will be priced "substantially below" Netflix, at least when it initially launches.

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"It's becoming an internet TV world", Hastings said, "which presents both challenges and opportunities for Netflix as we strive to earn screen time". In short, while the two companies are not now in active conversations, it doesn't seem like either have abandoned the idea of Disney buying most of the Fox.

Netflix has already established itself as a pillar of the entertainment industry and shows like "House of Cards" and "Stranger Things" have shown the company is a major cultural force.

We'll update this with more information when it becomes available.

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Disney's sharper focus on streaming comes amid subscriber losses at its legacy cable networks that include ESPN and ABC, which many viewers are deserting for cheaper, on-demand streaming options.

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