Disney plans to remove “certain content” from its Disney+ streaming service in the coming months as part of “strategic changes” in content curation.
Will Disney remove content from Disney+?
diversity reported that during Disney’s earnings call on Wednesday, CFO Christine McCarthy stated that the company “is in the process of reviewing the content of our DTC services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation.” and “will do so.” We will remove certain content from our streaming platforms.”
The move commemorates a similar situation to HBO Max, when the streamer removed a number of series and films without notice in late 2022 at the time of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger. Disney didn’t specify the type of content it plans to remove, but McCarthy also stated that the company intends to “produce reduced volumes of content in line with this strategic shift.”
During the same call, the company announced that it would be adding Hulu content to Disney+ by the end of the year to create a “one-app experience,” although in some regions where Hulu isn’t available, the Hulu programs will be discontinued are already available available on Disney+ under the star banner.