Richard Drew, Associated Press
In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is seeking new frontiers. The media company launched its $5-a-month sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, in April 2018, and it signed a deal with Twitter a month later to create Marvel, ABC and ESPN content on that service. Soon it will launch Disney Plus, another streaming service.

SALT LAKE CITY — Disney fans will get their first look at the Disney Plus streaming service in April, Bloomberg reports.

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  • The first display will happen at an investor meeting on April 11.
  • The video service will debut in 2019 with a slew of content from Marvel, Pixar and other brands, which are all owned by Disney.
  • Disney Plus will be the third Disney-owned streaming company behind ESPN Plus and Hulu.

Disney has not responded to the Deseret News’ request for comment.

The other side: Disney’s arrival into the streaming field isn’t worrying Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

  • Hastings said during a Netflix investors call that Disney isn’t the main threat, according to Quartz.
  • “They have great content,” Hastings said about Disney. “We’re excited for their launch, and maybe they grow over a couple years to 50 million (viewing) hours a day, but that’s out of the billion.”