“Simpsons World” To Close Down When Disney+ Launches
At last months Disney Investor Day, it was announced that 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be coming to Disney+ at launch and today, just ahead of Disney’s “Upfront” presentation, it was revealed by FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, that the website, “Simpsons World”, will be closing down when Disney+ launches. Making Disney+ the exclusive streaming home of “The Simpsons”.
FXX secured the off-network rights to “The Simpsons” back in 2013 and put all the back-catalog on the site for viewers.
It was also announced today that “The Simpsons” will also now be airing on Disney’s Freeform channel from September. This follows a similar deal between FXX and Freeform over Family Guy. Freeform will be showing 10 hours a week of “The Simpsons” episodes.
It’s not a huge surprise to see Disney close down the FXNOW spin off site and I suspect we will see more of this now that they have control of Hulu and with Disney+ set to launch.
Are you sad to see “Simpsons World” close?