Warner Bros. has announced a new streaming service that will be coming in 2018. The new streaming service will be completely DC branded and feature a number of DC properties. While details are few for the service at this point, there were two shows announced right away for the service.
The third season of Young Justice will premier on the service as well as the launch of a new live action series based off of the Titans. While there is sure to be more content, that is what we know about as of now. Warner Bros. shared this little bit of information on the new service.
Both fan-driven series are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans.
Fans of other Warner Bros. properties may have noticed that the company debuted another digital streaming service earlier this month called Boomerang. The service features classic cartoons such as Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo and many other properties as part of the Warner Bros. umbrella of animation. The service launched with older episodes from the golden age of animation as well as recent rebooted versions of the characters that have appeared previously on Cartoon Network. The service also promises to have original content in the form of new seasons of the recent reboots that have ceased having new episodes air on Cartoon Network as well as original series created specifically for the streaming service. The cost is $4.99 per month with a seven day free trial or $39.99 for a yearly subscription with a thirty day free trial.
Why is any of that important? Well, one could assume that he launch of the Boomerang service could have been a trail run for WB launching streaming services. One of the major complaints with the Boomerang app, is that it is only able to be used on computers and mobile devices. And while they promise that the app will become available on other services like the Amazon store, Roku and other app hubs, it does seem like they are trying to figure out w to make everything work for a bigger launch. Enter today’s announcement of a much bigger streaming service coming from the same company. So while we have a few details, Boomerang might be the trial (even if indirectly) for the launch of the DC digital service.
So what do you think of a DC Streaming service? Are you ready to pay to see new shows and possibly access older shows? Be sure to sign up or updates for this service by heading here.