Disney+ Removes Content Without Warning | Popgen Tech
Disney+ is struggling. The streaming service was operating at a financial loss that was partly responsible for the ouster of former CEO Bob Chapek. The service was supposed to change the way we view Disney content, instead it created a huge hurdle for Disney to overcome. Considering they are desperate to make the platform a money maker, they did something we can’t even wrap our heads around.
Marvel is one of the most popular content drivers on Disney+. People can’t seem to get enough of Wanda Vision, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, or the Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s why it makes no sense to us that Disney has removed any Marvel content from the platform without warning.
Marvel Studios: Assembled is a behind-the-scenes look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe series and movies, including “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki.” Many die hard Marvel fans loved the docuseries for its in-depth behind-the-scenes look at their favorite Marvel projects. Sadly, Disney quietly axed the 6-episode series without explanation. Here are the episodes that are missing now:
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Black Widow
- What if…?
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Why would they do this when Marvel is their biggest hope to turn Disney+ into a reliable revenue stream? They may have deemed the episodes old and rotated them, as Netflix often does. They may also be trying a new strategy of creating artificial scarcity to attract more viewers in larger numbers instead of a small audience here and there. With Disney+ Basic, the new tier of ad-supported services seems to make sense. “Watch now and help us get ad money in bulk or don’t watch at all”
Time will tell if these episodes will return or if the Walt Disney Company will continue to pull content from the platform. That seems like a risky strategy considering CEO Bob Iger recently stated that they will be producing less content for the platform.