Making the whole proposition possible is Disney's acquisition of the streaming company BamTech, which currently powers streams for Worldwide Wresting Entertainment, Major League Baseball, and HBO, among other networks. Disney levied a $1.58 billion bid to acquire majority ownership of the company, a deal CEO Robert A. Iger described as a "very, very significant strategic shift" during an earnings call on Tuesday.
While the cord-cutting revolution promises to further complicate the way you chill out on your couch, you can rest easy that the tectonic shift is set to happen incrementally: the cuts will start with Disney's 2019 films, while Disney and Pixar movies already available on Netflix will disappear after their current deals expire, according to a report by CNN. After that, however, everything belonging to Disney and Pixar will ultimately vanish from your Netflix experience. As for favorites belonging to the Marvel Universe, such as Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Forbes reports that those shows will continue to live on Netflix.