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The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live inside a new app that will be launched by the sports broadcasting network in spring 2018 - much earlier than Disney's more general subscription streaming service that will launch in 2019. The project was revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a quarterly earnings call.

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will be helming a new trilogy beyond the current series of films. Marvel's New Warrior could be one of the many series to come to the Disney streaming service.

"We also believe that our brands and our franchises really matter, as we've seen through Netflix and all other platforms".

"Our goal here is be a viable player in the direct-to-consumer space, space that we all know is a very, very compelling space to be in", he added.

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The news about a new Marvel series is not surprising, considering its Disney other most valuable property; though, it does raise the question of what will happen to the studio's other television shows.

Fourth-quarter profit at Disney's cable TV unit, the company's single biggest profit contributor, fell 1.2 percent to $1.24 billion, hurt by weak advertising sales and higher programming costs for baseball and football at ESPN.

The company's overall Q4 revenue slid 3% to US$12.8 billion versus the same quarter a year ago.

Disney's streaming service, which will feature original content in addition to existing Disney films and TV shows, is slated to launch in 2019.

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Studio entertainment revenue were down 21% to $1.4 billion.

Production recently wrapped on a film based on the story of Han Solo, who was played by actor Harrison Ford in the original trilogy as well as in 2015's "The Force Awakens", according to Disney executives. The higher results were due to worldwide growth at Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disney Resort, partially offset by domestic decreases, which were impacted by Hurricane Irma.

This disclosure came on its earnings call to wrap up the company's fiscal year that closed September 30. Apple committed to a two-season order of 20 episodes total of the untitled series that will center on the lives of morning TV news stars.

Disney's shares have been a laggard on the Dow Jones industrial average, having fallen about 1.5 percent this year through Thursday, compared to the 18.7 percent gain the index has seen.

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