The streaming wars are in full effect and this year appears to be a landmark year in the ongoing battle to dethrone Netflix. NBC Universal is looking to launch a new streaming service. Warner Media and HBO are looking to gain some traction in the new streaming race. Not to mention, Apple has signed a few major deals to bring in high profile talent to produce content for their new streaming service. Along with the other big names, Disney is looking to make a big splash this year with their new streaming service, Disney+.
Disney+ made a lot of noise earlier this year when Disney began pulling off some of its biggest Marvel series off of Netflix. At that moment, it appeared that Disney was getting closer to launching new content on their streaming services. In another major move towards launching Disney+, Disney has hired a former Netflix executive to join their growing team.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, “Walt Disney Company on Monday said it has hired former Netflix executive Tehmina Jaffer to help launch and run its upcoming Disney+ streaming service.” Jaffer will join the team as their Senior VP Business Affairs. Prior to joining Netflix, Jaffer was led business strategies for 13 Reasons Why, Narcos and Maniac.