You can also keep tabs on what's happening with Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu on our Disney Streaming Services page https://www.laughingplace.com/w/disney-streaming-services

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Thanks for joining us. If you missed anything, scroll down or visit the LaughingPlace.com homepage for a recap on the biggest news 

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And that concludes this special live blog of the 2019 Walt Disney Company Investor Day!

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There was an answer but... I won't bore you.

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The last question is about licensing revenue and internal licensing 

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Question is about how Disney+ subs will impact current cable subscription. Iger does not have info he cares to share.

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Two more questions to go

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As for the ad question, they decided this model would be the best for consumers of the Disney+ service

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This is unlike DisneyLife in Europe which included music and books

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Iger says he wanted to keep Disney+ to just television and movies and not include other media

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Next question is about why Disney+ is not ad supported and about Disney creating video games

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Disney isn't ready to talk pricing or more specifics about international rollout just yet due to considerations that must be made regarding content, technology, and more

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Next question asks about pricing outside of the US

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Iger says the company is "all in from the beginning" when it comes to the product, saying that's the best path to success

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Question asks Iger about succession plans. He notes he expects to step down in 2021, adding "I'd say this time I mean it but I've said that before"

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A Q&A section is next

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ICYMI: Launch date and pricing information for #DisneyPlus 

 

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Hulu expectactions: 

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ESPN+ is expected to be profitable by FY2023 

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Disney expects Disney+ to be profitable in 2024

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Disney expects to have 60-90 million Disney+ subscribers worldwide by the end of fiscal year 2024 

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A look at how Disney+ will make money and what will cost money

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Now to talk financials

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Dumbo and TinkerMaggie!

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Now to talk financials

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Or get a full year for $69.99

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Disney+ will launch November 12 for $6.99 per month

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The first 30 seasons will be available on day one of #DisneyPlus

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The Simpsons are coming to Disney+

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Family-friendly Fox series and films like Malcolm in the Middle and Bend it Like Beckham will also come to Disney+

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In its first year, Disney+ will have more than 25 original series and more than 10 original films 

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2017 Laughing Place Disney Person of the Year Agnes Chu is now on stage 

 

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As previously announced, the meta  High School Musical: The Musical - The Series is coming to Disney+

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In the new Phineas and Ferb film, Candace is abducted by aliens and must be rescued. BTW, all episodes of Phineas and Ferb will be on Disney+

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Marsh just dropped the term "DCOM" 

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Disney Channel's Gary Marsh is up now

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National Geographic will also produce Magic of the Animal Kingdom, which will feature animal teams at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot's SeaBase

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The World According to Jeff Goldblum has just started production but audience members are seeing a sneak peek

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National Geographic is the top brand on Instagram with more than 100 million followers 

 

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Now onto National Geographic 

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The pop song playing during the hold music just said "bull****"  Welcome to the post-Fox Disney! ;)

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Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux will star as the titlular voices, joined by many others

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A live-action Lady and the Tramp will arrive on launch day

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Togo starring Willem Dafoe will debut sometime after launch 

 

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Stargirl will star America's Got Talent winner Grace Vanderwaal. It is also based on a book

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Timmy Failure is based on the popular book series.

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FYI, this film was one that was originally slated for theatrical release before being moved to Disney+

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Since it is a Christmas movie... what does that mean for a launch date?

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Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick, will debut within months of launch

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About to talk about Disney+ exclusive films

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Finally! The audience is watching something that we can all watch too 

 

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Favreau returns, this time talking about The Lion King

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Sean Bailey is up now

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Seems like weeks ago, but this was reported ealier today:

 

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He mentions animatronics and puppetry among other practical technologies

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Favreau is using practical effects in addition to CGI technology 

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Favreau says the series will be accessible to new fans but will also reward old fans

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The Mandalorian will be eight-episodes

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Jon Favreau joins Kennedy on stage

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The Mandalorian will debut with Disney+

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Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as K2-SO in the Rogue One prequel series

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Kennedy teases they will have more surprises for Star Wars Celebration guests

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Kennedy is headed to Chicago for Star Wars Celebration after this

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Disney+ will have all the Star Wars films in the first year, contrary to other reports

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Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm is up now

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Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm is up now

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"A post Endgame MCU will be very different and will be directly tied to Disney+"

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Some of the characters in the Marvel "What If" animated series will be voiced by their MCU actor counterparts

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What If? is Marvel Studios first animated project

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First episode of What If? will explore what would happen if Peggy Carter became a super solider and Steve Rogers got an iron suit

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These series will feature big storyline and have ramifications in the MCU

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Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are teaming up in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,

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Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in WandaVision.

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Feige is showing a clip of Avengers: Endgame — which will arrive on Disney+ within its first year

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Kevin Feige — President of Marvel Studios — now hits the stage

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Docter is now showing a peek at Monsters at Work 

 

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Bo Peep will also get her own short on Disney Plus called Lamp Life

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"Forky Asks a Question" — a series of 10 shorts — will launch on day one

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In addition all Pixar shorts will be on Disney+

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18 Pixar films will be available on Disney+ on Day 1 with others following in the first year

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Pete Docter (left), back in the day...

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Next up: Pixar Studios CCO Pete Docter

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"Into the Unknown" will document the making of Frozen II — and that title may also be the name of one of the new songs

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Frozen II will arrive on Disney+ by Summer 2020

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Some of the classic titles that will launch on Disney+ on Day 1

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Walt Disney Animation Studios CCO Jennifer Lee takes the stage

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Now we'll go through some of the content coming to the platform studio by studio

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Disney+ is working closely with the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Lines, Disney Stores, and more to help promote awareness

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Disney expects that their marketing efforts will result in 95% awareness among their target audience

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Disney plans on promoting Disney+ at various fan events

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A timeline for Disney+'s international rollout 

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Disney+ interface on mobile

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User profiles will also allow parents to ensure children only see select content

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A new Phineas & Ferb movie is coming to Disney+ 

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Falcon and Winter Soldier series just confirmed

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Some of the Disney+ originals that will be available at launch

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There are different ways you can browse and search Disney+ content

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"The World According to Jeff Goldblum" coming to Disney+

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Note "Forky Asks a Question" under the Pixar tab:

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Inside the Disney brand section

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First look at the new Lady & the Tramp 

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A look at the #DisneyPlus interface

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The films and shows being announced today will be available within the first year of Disney+

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Disney+ will offer downloadable, offline content that will be accessible as long as you're a subscriber

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Mayer is now talking up the 2019 Disney slate

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One of these is bringing down that average...

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Over a billion people consider themselves "real" Disney fans

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Disney brands — Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Nat Geo — reach all four quadrants 

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The rest of the time will be focused on #DisneyPlus

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Kevin Mayer retakes the stage

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As a reminder, there may be portions of this presenation we at home won't get to see :( 

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We're back!

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While you wait ... have you seen our main Disney Streaming page? So much has already been annoucned for Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu and more.

 

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Just announced during the Investor Conference:

 

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If watching the stream, you may need to refresh the page to see the second half

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With that, it's time for a short break before Disney+ is revealed

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Hotstar sizzle reel now being shown to investors

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Impressive stats for Star: 

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Hotstar hosts 100,000+ hours of content

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Mobile and specifically Android are Hotstar's main focus

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For every four hours of TV watched in India, one is watch on Star

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By 2023, India will have one billion video screens 

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Mobile is expected to be a huge market in India

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India has 600 million+ consumers under 25 — the largest youth population in the world

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Next: Uday Shankar talks Hotstar

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Attendees are now watching an ESPN+ sizzle reel

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ESPN+ will be the exclusive distributor of UFC Pay-Per-View events in the United States through 2025.

 

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Since launch, ESPN+ has offered 10,000 live events and originals

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A UFC version of ESPN+'s Detail with Daniel Cormier is coming soon

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ESPN+ is serving fans of underserved teams

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Russell Wolff is the General Manager of ESPN+

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Actually Russell Wolff will be discussing ESPN+ 

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The ESPN App has over 20 million users per month

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Jimmy came from Disney's Consumer Products business

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Now Jimmy Pitaro takes the stage to talk ESPN+

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Just some of the talent coming to Hulu 

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Hulu hosts 85,000 episodes of TV — more than any other SVOD

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More than 80% of the Emmy nominated shows are on Hulu

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Ad revenue at Hulu increased 45% in 2018

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Hulu churn rates recently hit an all-time low and price changes have been well received 

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Randy Freer also mentioned Hulu users will be able to add ESPN+ and Disney+

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There are also many pricepoint options — with or without ads, with or without live, etc.

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Hulu allows users to watch content live, on-demand, and more

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You may recall that the service originally only offered next-day viewing for current TV episodes but has since evolved into a full-on SVOD

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Now we we're going to talk about Hulu

 

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He notes that their platform is designed to handle several sign-ups at once and support millions of simultaneous streams

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Paull is talking about Bamtech's history, successes, and technological achievements 

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Next up: Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming Services

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Disney+ will not have ads, ESPN+ has ads during natural breaks, and Hulu has ad and ad-free options

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Global, baby! 

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ESPN+ will likely expand to Latin America and they are exploring expanding Hulu's global reach

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Disney+ will launch in "nearly every major market over time"

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Hulu currently has more than 25 million paid subscribers

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Kevin Mayer says they will likely bundle, Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+

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Bamtech has been renamed "Disney Streaming Services"

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And the brands are...

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He notes that the DTC space is growing crowded and that have a strong brand is important — and that Disney has outstanding brands

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Mayer says that 5G technologies will enable more consumers to access high-quality streaming 

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Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, now takes the stage

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Iger talks about how Walt embraced change and how they will continue that legacy

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Apparently one of the new series coming to Disney+ will be based on the Fox film Love, Simon 

 

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Iger says the acquisition of Fox and the talent at Fox and Disney will help the company grow more relevant as it nears its second century 

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The financial impacts will wrap up the presentations and then there will be a Q&A session

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First Hulu, then ESPN+, and Hotstar. After a break, they will talk about Disney+

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Here we go!

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Current hold music playlist song: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen. 

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In case you were wondering, Disney will announce earnings on May 8th. We will have another live blog for that event

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FYI 

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It's almost time...

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The stream hasn't begun yet, but investors are tweeting...

 

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If you want to listen/watch today's event for yourself, you can do so here: 

 

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The Investor Day is scheduled to last up to 3 1/2 hours with the focus expected to be on Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Hopefully we'll get a launch date and pricing details.

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The event is set to start in just about 30 minutes, with the stream expected to around 15 minutes after— prepare thyself 

Disney Investor Day 2019

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In anticipation for today's event, these banners featuring the company's various streaming services were hung at the Walt Disney Studios 

 

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