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  • - Both Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus,

  • launched a few weeks ago.

  • But despite both launching with roughly the same amount

  • of new, original TV shows, the only thing

  • people can talk about is Baby Yoda.

  • (baby cooing)

  • - This is what was causing all the fuss?

  • - [Julia] "The Mandalorian" is easily the most

  • talked about show right now.

  • Every week, Disney releases a short and sweet

  • jolt of Star Wars action directly to our TV sets.

  • We can wake up early every Friday morning

  • and catch up with the Mandalorian

  • and his adorable sidekick, Baby Yoda.

  • - [Mandalorian] Bone broth for the little one.

  • - Twitter is full of gifs, memes are running rampant

  • and Disney Plus stays in the weekly conversation

  • about being the next thing you must absolutely watch.

  • Apple TV Plus doesn't have this for any of its' shows.

  • "The Morning Show" fizzled out,

  • no one is talking about "See"

  • and Dickinson's fandom is contained to a corner of Tumblr.

  • Even Disney's other series aren't garnering

  • too much attention.

  • Like "The World According to Jeff Goldblum"

  • and "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series".

  • Yes, that is the actual title.

  • "The Mandalorian" is an absolute win for Disney.

  • As the streaming service catapults to the front

  • of people's must have subscriptions.

  • It's also prime example of Disney using Disney Plus

  • to recreate event television in the streaming age.

  • And sell you as many t-shirts as possible along the way.

  • (upbeat techno music)

  • Of the 10 million people who signed up

  • for Disney Plus on launch day,

  • at least 2.1 million watched "The Mandalorian".

  • Research shows it's also the most in demand show

  • across the U.S. on any platform.

  • There are entire podcasts dedicated to breaking down

  • every episode and recapping each moment

  • is a full time job for entertainment writers again.

  • It's what critics call event television.

  • A show that makes everything and everyone

  • suddenly stop in order to watch.

  • Whether that's "Game of Thrones" on Sunday nights

  • or calling in sick the day a new season

  • of "Stranger Things" drops on Netflix.

  • The big difference between "Game of Thrones"

  • and "Stranger Things" was how people watched it.

  • And it gave us a look at how streaming

  • could differ from cable.

  • "Game of Thrones" was a weekly event.

  • This most recent season was a six-week affair

  • that kept people talking about the show

  • for nearly two months straight.

  • "Stranger Things" happens all at once.

  • Excitement tends to die down after two or three weeks.

  • Basically, after people have binged it.

  • Meanwhile, "Game of Thrones" was pulling in viewers weekly

  • and kept those viewers.

  • Boasting record numbers for it's finale.

  • For a long time, "Stranger Things" existed as an example

  • of what event television could look like

  • in the streaming age.

  • "The Mandalorian" is a shake-up.

  • Disney, echoing TV's more traditional formula

  • is releasing its' Disney Plus episodes weekly.

  • The company could release all of its' episodes at once

  • but in doing so, risks having "The Mandalorian"

  • be another show that people binge

  • and forget about a week later.

  • Instead, and this is the important bit,

  • Disney is using the show as a launch pad

  • for other holiday sales.

  • Think of Disney Plus as an add-on for the company.

  • Former Amazon Studios analyst, Matthew Ball

  • noted that if companies actually want to make money,

  • subscription streaming shouldn't even be your real business.

  • Look at "The Mandalorian".

  • The show offers endless merchandising opportunities.

  • Disney, a company whose films help propel

  • theme park attractions and cruise lines,

  • knows this game better than most studios.

  • (orchestra playing)

  • Right now, "The Mandalorian" is tantalizing enough

  • that it keeps people interested

  • and more importantly, keeps them subscribed.

  • Using Baby Yoda as incentive isn't something

  • Disney's gonna be able to do,

  • every single month going forward though.

  • So, what happens after "The Mandalorian" ends

  • and Baby Yoda disappears from the weekly discourse?

  • Kevin Mayer, head of Disney's Direct-to-Consumer division

  • actually spoke about this exact issue

  • at a recent conference.

  • - There's a lead time to create really high quality,

  • original programming.

  • So we have them coming on in a cadence

  • that we think is the right cadence.

  • We do have more originals that are coming out,

  • at D23 we announced three or four Marvel series

  • that are going to start coming out in several months.

  • - Beginning in 2020, Disney will use its Marvel shows

  • to play into its' big franchise films.

  • And then let's look at 2021.

  • Marvel has four movies that will be released in theaters.

  • Between those releases, there are also several Marvel shows

  • that will air weekly on Disney Plus.

  • Some of these shows will also correspond to the events

  • happening in some of these movies

  • being released in theaters.

  • For example, "Wanda Vision", a show that centers

  • on Scarlet Witch and Vision from the Avengers series

  • is actually gonna play into Doctor Strange 2,

  • when those are released in 2021.

  • Eventually, we're just gonna exist in a non-stop

  • weekly cycle of Disney marketing.

  • What it means for us, the people who are subscribed

  • to Disney Plus or are thinking about it,

  • is that Disney is gonna want its' streaming service

  • to be at the center of weekly conversation.

  • It might not be Baby Yoda in a few months

  • but there will be something that keeps us talking

  • about Disney Plus week after week

  • and probably keeps us subscribed.

  • Disney isn't the only company trying to keep you subscribed

  • to their streaming service week after week.

  • Companies like Apple are doing it too.

  • To see how they're doing it, watch the first episode

  • of The Verge, a Streaming Wars series.

- Both Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus,

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