Verizon and The Walt Disney Co. said they have renewed their agreement, which provided Verizon subscribers with Disney Plus, and have created new plans that include a set of Disney streaming services. For more information or for updates and information, customers can visit verizon.com/disneyplus. Eligible unlimited plans start at $70 per month (plus taxes and fees) for a single line or $35 per line for a family of four. NEW YORK and BURBANK (October 22, 2019) – Verizon and the direct-to-consumer and international segment of Walt Disney Company have announced a far-reaching agreement that will offer all Verizon customers, unlimited wireless customers, the new Internet Customers of Home House 5G Home 12 months from Disney. Disney will debut on November 12 and will be the streaming house for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. The agreement will allow Verizon Wireless customers to broadcast Disney on the largest and most reliable network1 and will provide another reason for customers to choose Verizon for the best content options available. “The inclusion of The Disney Bundle in our agreement with Verizon reinforces our commitment to providing subscribers with access to high-quality entertainment from Disney, Hulu and ESPN,” said Sean Breen, PPE, Platform Distribution, The Walt Disney Company. “We are always looking for the most cost-effective ways for consumers to discover our content, and we are pleased to work with Verizon to deliver these attractive new offerings to their customers.” Last October, the companies announced their first commitment, which gave Disney 12 months off – to all new and existing 4G LTE and 5G as well as FiOS Internet homes. FiOS pay TV systems were not part of the previous promotion or new advances, although wireless customers could stream Disney apps on smart TVs and other devices next to their phones. According to Dunne, Verizon`s strategy is to choose top-notch content partners rather than partner with dozens of players. He noted that this year, Verizon colored a contract with Apple to allow wireless subscribers to access Apple Music at no cost on its two top-to-go plans. “We won`t have 100 offers [from streaming partners],” he said.
“It`s going to be the best of what streaming is.” Verizon is drawing free of charge Disney Plus – the new streaming service from The Mouse House that will debut next month – for free for a year to all its wireless customers, with unlimited data plans, as part of a vast new partnership between the two companies. As part of the agreement, Verizon customers can watch up to four simultaneous streams, download content for offline viewing, and create up to seven profiles. Although the details have not yet been fully explained, customers who wish to keep Disney after the 12 months off will likely have to pay a regular subscription fee, currently $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year.