Netflix users won't get to watch the sequel to Frozen unless they sign up for Disney's own streaming service launching in 2019. For some, that might be a big deal. But there are far bigger consequences being discussed as a result of Disney's announcement this week.
- Bye-bye bundles? The move "won't kill off the cable industry" but it "could make bloated pay-TV bundles obsolete," writes David Lazarus at the Los Angeles Times. He calls Disney's venture "the most significant advance for cord-cutting" since the launch of HBO Now, given that Disney houses hugely popular brands including Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm.
- Not completely gone: Reuters notes, however, that discussions are underway between Disney and Netflix that could see Marvel and Star Wars films remain on Netflix after 2019.