Coming November 12th, Disney will offer a bundle package for its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $12.99. CEO Robert Iger made it official during the company’s investors call.
The bundle is cheaper than competitive streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The bundle will also be cheaper than HBO’s Max which is rumored to be around $16-$17 a month. Hulu is currently available for $5.99 a month (with ads), and ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month.
There are a few issues with this decision regarding national and international markets. Disney+ will most probably release for international markets. However, it’s unclear if that will be the same for the bundle because of regional issues with content. Hulu is currently not available in Canada but Disney wants to bring Hulu to international markets too. ESPN+ also has some regional licensing issues. Iger told investors the company doesn’t have “anything to announce right now in terms of markets.”