From Disney Plus to HBO Max: Here’s a List of Upcoming and Current Streaming Services

We’ve got some bad news for Netflix and Hulu lovers. Multiple networks will pull their iconic television shows and movies from the streaming networks to move them to their own platforms. That includes Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar films, all owned by Disney, currently available for binging on Netflix.

The Walt Disney Company isn’t the only network creating a streaming service. From HBO Max to BBC and Discovery’s platform, here are a view of the streaming services available to subscribers within the new few months.

Disney Plus
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Disney is launching its streaming service, Disney Plus

With one of the largest libraries of content, the Walt Disney Company announced that they would launch their streaming service, Disney Plus, in November 2019. Thanks to Disney Plus, Walt Disney Studios is creating original spin-off shows from popular movies and television shows.

That includes The Mandalorian, a show based in the Star Wars universe, created by The Lion King director Jon Favreau. Additionally, there will be a series detailing the adventures of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, portrayed by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, respectively.

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HBO Max will include ‘Friends’

Thanks to AT&T and Warnermedia, HBO will create their own version of a streaming service, entitled HBO Max. Coming in 2020, this service will allow fans to watch reruns of old favorites, including the sitcom Friends. Warnermedia recently announced they would remove the series from Netflix. Other shows potentially to play on HBO Max include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars.

HBO already does have a streaming service, entitled HBO Go, where subscribers can watch content available on the premium network. With HBO Max, however, the company will create original content exclusive to the streaming service. (HBO Go will still be available as a separate app.)

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NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service will include ‘The Office’

If you’re a fan of The Office, subscribing to NBCUniversal’s streaming service is your best bet. Recently, the company announced their shows, including The Office, will leave Netflix within the upcoming year. They will appear on the network’s streaming service, along with A.P. Bio, which NBC revived for a third season via the streaming platform.

“I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans. The cast and I are thrilled that we get to make more and I’m excited to work with the NBCU streaming platform,” Mike O’Brien said Wednesday in a statement. NBCUniversal’s streaming service is currently unnamed, but the company states it will premiere sometime in 2020.

BBC and Discovery will launch a nature-filled streaming service

If you love nature and history, Discovery’s streaming service is your best bet. In conjunction with BBC, Discovery’s platform will include the award-winning series, Planet Earth. This partnership is the BBC’s largest content deal to date, with a ten-year contract. There’s no word regarding when or if BBC will remove their specials from Netflix.

Reportedly, BCC and Discovery will launch the currently unnamed Discovery service by the end of 2019.