DC Universe, the upcoming comic book-focused streaming video service from WarnerMedia, will launch on Sept. 15, the company announced.
The service’s first original series, “Titans,” will launch October 12, after debuting at New York Comic-Con.
News about the service was revealed in a live-stream hosted by the filmmaker Kevin Smith. During the stream, executives from the company previewed other programming in the pipeline and revealed the library of content will be refreshed monthly. Users will be able to watch two devices at the same time.
DC Universe will include a library of comic-related movies and TV shows, such as the original “Batman” animated series, and “Lois & Clark.” It will also include original series, like “Titans,” “Doom Patrol” and “Swamp Man,” rolling out over the next year.
A library of digital comic books, with new issues added monthly, will be included. So will a community element encouraging conversation around comics content.
DC Universe costs $7.99 per month, or $74.99 for a yearly subscription.
DC Universe is just one of many niche streaming services that have launched or are in the process of launching. Other services have tried to carve out their own specific arenas, such as theater, comedy, anime and soap operas.
The goal of these services is to become a less expensive companion to paid subscription services, such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Now, and free options like Sony Crackle and The Roku Channel.