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Disney Announces $12.99 Bundle For Disney+, Hulu, And ESPN+

Disney will offer a bundle package of its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th, the company announced this week.

CEO Bob Iger made it official during the company’s investors call. At $12.99, the bundle will cost less or is on par with competitive streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It’s also significantly cheaper than HBO Max’s rumored streaming price of $16-$17 a month. Hulu is currently available for $5.99 a month (with ads), and ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month. 

ESPN+ is the Disney-owned sports streaming platform, which carries hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films including 30 for 30, and more. It’s also now the streaming destination for UFC fights.

Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.

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Disney Reveals The Mandalorian Cast

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

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The Mandalorian First Image & Directors Revealed

Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun and here is the first image courtesy of starwars.com.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

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Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Star Wars Show Will Be Called The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV show has a name and a plot: The Mandalorian. Favreau will pen the script and exec produce the live-action series for the forthcoming Disney streaming service. In a post to his official Facebook and Instagram pages, Favreau posted a brief synopsis that offers a glimpse into what we might expect for the show, which will take place in the years following Return of the Jedi.

Disney’s streaming service is expected to arrive next year, and The Mandalorian is one of several original projects that are expected to launch at the same time.

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The Beatles coming To Apple Music & Other Streaming Services On Christmas Eve

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The Beatles are set to release their back catalogue on streaming sites including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal for the first time from Christmas Eve, the band’s website said Wednesday.

The deal will see classic albums by the Fab Four such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Revolver” being made available on a total of nine streaming services.

“On December 24 at 12:01 am local time — here, there and everywhere — The Beatles’ music is available for streaming worldwide,” an announcement on the band’s website said. “Happy Crimble (Christmas), with love from us to you.”

The Beatles were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups of all time, releasing 13 studio albums before breaking up in 1970. Their back catalogue is one of the best selling in the world.

The announcement means that fans will be able to listen to the band’s songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Slacker, Tidal, Groove, Rhapsody, Deezer, Google Play and Amazon Prime.

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Apple Streaming June 10, 2013 WWDC Keynote Via Web, Apple TV

Apple will be running live video of its keynote event today, both on its website, and via an “Apple Events” channel on Apple TV. Starting at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EST, viewers will be able to tune in and watch as the company is expected to introduce iOS 7, iRadio, as well as new Macs, and an update to OS X.

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