However, it appears that Netflix isn’t ready to give up on certain
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters “we are still in active discussions” to retain the rights to stream Marvel and Lucasfil titles on Netflix after 2019.
The Netflix exec said in an interview that Disney’s announcement did not come as a huge surprise to Netflix, being a “natural evolution” for the huge company.
“That’s why we got into the originals business five years ago, anticipating it may be not as easy a conversation with studios and networks,” he said.
But he also added that he expected Disney’s streaming service to be “complementary” to Netflix.
Disney, meanwhile, is yet to present a firm position on licensing some of its most popular content to competitors like Netflix.