Yesterday DC Comics and DC Films teased that a big announcement was coming today and they delivered this morning with details about the DC branded streaming service.
Some of the details of the new streaming service will include not only original television and animated series, but also access to the library of classic DC Comics movies and shows from across the decades. According to DC publisher and new chief creative officer Jim Lee, “We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.”
The service is also expected to include digital comics, an exclusive storefront for merchandise as well as a DC-centric encyclopedia for fan. “DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service,” Jim Lee said in a statement. “It’s a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories, and experiences they have come to expect from DC.”
DC Universe will launch this fall across iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Along with the already announced Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing series, DC Universe will also feature classic series like Lois and Clark. The new animated series Harley Quinn along with the revived Young Justice Outsiders will also have classic animated series like Batman: The Animated Series and Super Friends added to the animation roster of the service.
There will be a “Breaking News” section on the service that will announce new projects and details about existing DC properties. Another section will give members dibs on exclusive rewards, from early-access to specific events, video game unlocks and more.
The service is scheduled to launch in beta mode in August (Fans can register for beta access here), with a full roll out later in the year.
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