Barely had he Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings reported that his company blockbuster results for the first quarter of 2020 that he began to comment on his rival Disney‘s (NYSE: DIS) Disney + service. Calling Disney’s ability to quickly grow to 50 million subscribers in just six months, “superb,” ​​Hastings said, “I take my hat off to them.”

That doesn’t mean Netflix won’t compete, though. Indeed, Hastings announced that Netflix is ​​”boosting our kids’ and family’s content, as well as animation” to compete with its new rival, spending up to $ 1 billion a year or more on new development. emissions.

Just this afternoon, Netflix revealed how it plans to get many of those subscribed customers back, or at least try to get them to pay for a second service. In cooperation with Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) Pokemon affiliate, Netflix says that on June 12, 2020, it will begin streaming the final season of the Pokemon animated series exclusively on Netflix.

Currently, Pokemon animated shows can be viewed on services such as Disney XD, Cartoon Network and streaming at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Video, as well as the ability to watch previous seasons on Netflix.

Now, all “upcoming seasons of the iconic Pokémon animated series will stream exclusively on Netflix in the US” Starting with “the first 12 episodes of the new 23rd season” in June, Netflix will release “additional new episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series … quarterly on Netflix throughout the season. “

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