On November 12, Verizon will begin offering 12 months of Disney + to all of its new and existing 4gLTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers, the companies said today in a joint statement.
It's a great way for Disney to juice up early subscriber numbers and for Verizon to add a tempting advantage when the competition heats up for both streaming media companies and telecoms if its media strategy still seems a bit … mixed.
While Comcast and AT&T each have their own successful media properties, Verizon (who owns Verizon Media Group, which owns TechCrunch) has seen the fortunes of the media landscape diminish as much of the investment task behind buying Aol … then Yahoo … then beating them together to Oath … and then redeploy them as Verizon Media Group … fizzled.
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The agreement gives Verizon customers access to everything Disney + has to offer, including the nticipated Star Wars television series, "The Mandalorian" and a further 25 original films and documentaries. Watch the over three-hour trailer below for an exhaustive look at each. single. Disney. piece. of. contents. come. to. the. service.
"Giving Verizon customers a unique offer and access to Disney + on their platform is another example of our commitment to offering it the best premium content available through key partnerships on behalf of our customers, "Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg said in a statement. "Our work with Disney extends beyond Disney + as we bring the power of 5G Ultra Wideband technology to the entertainment industry through exciting initiatives with Disney Innovation Studios and in the parks," he added.
Here's the deal: Upon launch, Verizon becomes the exclusive wireless carrier that offers 12 months of Disney + for its new and existing customers. The offer also extends to its new Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet customers.
People can activate their Disney + subscription and start streaming on devices including game consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs.