Rumored: Disney+ to Add Adult Content from Fox and Touchstone to Streaming Library. When Disney+ first launched one of it’s major selling points was that the service would be “family friendly” and little eyes could not accidentally come across content with a rating higher than PG-13. Not long after the streaming services launch in November, Disney+ subscribers began receiving polls inquiring about the addition of more adult content and themes from various television networks and the newly acquired film studios under the Disney umbrella.
The scoop was shared by film critic, Grace Randolph, who shared the news via twitter stating, “I’ve got a BIG scoop for u! I’m hearing [Disney+] is DEFINITELY creating adult section for [Fox] & [Touchstone] content! You’ll need a pin code or something like that to unlock it as a parental control. I’ll make a video when [Disney] official announces it [with] branding etc!”
I’ve got a BIG scoop for u!
You’ll need a pin code or something like that to unlock it as a parental control.
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 18, 2020
Disney has yet to confirm or deny these rumors, but they have announced the launch of Disney Star, another untitled streaming service that is meant to house more adult themed content from ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios. Though many of the shows and movies from these television networks and film studios are featured on Hulu, Chapek wants to reroute those offerings to the more internationally recognized “Star” brand, rather than the US based identity of Hulu.
The Walt Disney Company CEO shared: “And to this end, I am also pleased to announce that we plan to launch an international, direct-to-consumer, general entertainment offering under the Star brand in calendar year 2021. Mirroring the strategy we successfully pursued with Disney+, the offering will be rooted in content we own from the prolific and critically acclaimed production engines and libraries of ABC Studios, Fox Television, FX, Freeform, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight.”
“In many markets, the offering will be fully integrated into our established Disney+ platform from both a marketing and a technology perspective. And it will be distributed under the Star brand, which has been successfully utilized by the company for other general entertainment platform launches, particularly with Disney+ Hotstar in India. The fact that Disney+ has grown as rapidly as it has, both domestically and globally, clearly demonstrates the value of our content. And through the addition of our Star-branded general entertainment offering, we are further extending the value of that content internationally.”
Bob Chapek also shared that more details on the “Star” streaming service will be revealed at the next Investors Day event. There was no mention during the meeting of an adult content library meant directly for Disney+. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!