Saturday 16 May 2015

Would you watch a Marvel and Star Wars channel?

Disney may be planning to launch Marvel and Star Wars channels according to Daily Finance (via ScreenCrush).

"We have said that with these channels and these brands — ESPN, ABC, Disney, maybe even down the road something related to Star Wars and Marvel — we do have an ability as a company to take product, specifically filmed entertainment, television, movies, directly to consumers," said Disney CEO Bob Iger during an investors call.

Branded channels are a no-brainer. Perhaps the might of Marvel and Lucasfilm could be harnessed in a co-branded channel?

There has been talk of a rumoured deal with Apple, which would bring exclusive or timed exclusive channels to the Cupertino-based company's streaming device.

WWDC is only a few weeks away and an official announcement wouldn't be beyond imaging in June. Especially as Apple hasn't updated Apple TV since 2013 and there's the small matter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in cinemas this December.

This would bolster Apple's proposition in a crowded streaming market where Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast vie for consumers' cash.

Would you watch a Marvel and Star Wars channel? Let me know in the comments below.

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