A few titles will be missing from both streaming services before merging apps.

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Disney is the new TVA! Talk about it call investors last week House of Mouse is purging some major titles from its streaming platforms, Submission deadline; termination period reported. Starting May 26, Disney+ titles, e.g Willow, Big shot, Turner and Hooch, Only Beyond, The Benedictine Secret Society and The world according to Jeff Goldblum will be removed from the streaming service worldwide. Also joining the lineup of purged content are Hulu titles Y: The last man, Dolface, Hot zone, Maggie, Pistol and Little Demon.

Disney is the latest to purge content from its platforms as the move comes with a $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion charge for content infringement, according to a recent earnings call was announced. Given that most of these titles don’t have a physical release, once deleted the content is gone forever. Cost-cutting efforts have been a major point of contention ever since Bob Iger The CEO returned to his chair. It also led the giant Combine Disney+ with Hulu so that the company can focus its marketing efforts on a single streaming platform.


Hollywood is rethinking its content strategy

The intersection of the pandemic with the rise of streaming services has led many industry players to greenlight a variety of content that suits the needs of the times. Now that business is back to normal, the losses outweigh the gains for companies like Disney, Warner Bros Discovery and many more to rethink their strategies. During the investor call, Iger said:

“We’ve realized that we create a lot of content that doesn’t encourage sub-growth and we get more surgical about what we do. So, as we try to reduce content consumption, we try to reduce it in a way that should not affect our subscribers in any way.

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RELATIONSHIP: What Losing Disney+ Subscribers Mean for Streamers

Disney’s footsteps are very much in line with Warner Bros. Discovery Batgirl and then another –HBO Max when features David Zaslav took over. Likewise Batgirl Once scrubbed content from Disney+ and Hulu lands in Disney’s vault, it’s never made available to the public, completely destroying the cast and crew’s efforts. Losing such features not only affects viewers, but is an intellectual loss for everyone involved in the production of fan-favorite series and shows. Such decisions also affect relationships between talent and studios, which are already not looking so good WGA strike. It remains to be seen how the industry will evolve over the next few months. Below is a list of some cleaning ingredients:

  • Big shot (Disney+)
  • The Mysterious Benedictine Society (Disney+)
  • Turner and Hooch (Disney+)
  • Willow (Disney+)
  • Willow making (Disney+)
  • Only Beyond (Disney+)
  • The world according to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
  • Pistol (Hulu)
  • Dolface (Hulu)
  • Quest (Disney+)
  • Hot zone (Hulu)
  • Y: The last man (Hulu)
  • Maggie (Hulu)
  • Little Demon (Hulu)
  • Premise (Hulu)
  • Love in the time of Corona (Hulu)
  • It’s all rubbish (Hulu)
  • Best in the snow (Hulu)
  • The best dough (Hulu)
  • The only Ivan (Disney+)
  • Timmy failure (Disney+)
  • Be our chef (Disney+)
  • Magic camp (Disney+)
  • Howard (Disney+)
  • From Earth to Ned (Disney+)
  • Nourishing (Disney+)
  • Stuntman (Disney+)
  • Disney fairy tale weddings (Disney+)
  • Wolfgang (Disney+)
  • It’s a dog’s life with Bill the Farmer (Disney+)