DC Universe Streaming Service To Launch In August


Today, DC Universe finally announced extensive details about its forthcoming streaming service. Subscribers will also be privy to DC-related exclusives, which is less exciting but still indicates how the future of these company-specific streaming services won't just be limited to original programming, which gets easier to ignore in an increasingly crowded landscape. Classic TV shows on DC Universe include the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series and the original Wonder Woman series, which'll be available in HD for the first time. The first will be the live-action "Titans" series, featuring the likes of Robin, Starfire, and Beast Boy. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

The new streamer will open up a beta in August before an official launch in the fall.

DC Universe will includes a new community space, replacing the long-departed dccomics.com message boards. Initial offerings will including "Action Comics" No. 1 featuring the debut Superman; Batman's first appearance in "Detective Comics" No. 27; Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's "Justice League"; writer Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing"; and writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner's "Harley Quinn". A shop will be featured on the app as well, and will offer fans exclusive items. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC universe, the season focuses on meta-trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths.

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Harley Quinn tracks the lovable, raucous villain with a fractured psyche after she breaks up with The Joker and tries to make it on her own to become Gotham's main queen-pin. "Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before". And on the comics side, there will be a "curated selection of thousands of DC comics", with a rotating library of titles and the ability to download to your tablet or smartphone for offline reading. Fans will be able to personalize their profile and select their own avatar as well.

Fans of animated programs like Batman Beyond or Legion of Superheroes and live-action series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Constantine and Birds of Prey will be happy to know DC Universe will provide those programs with a new streaming home.

It also seems that DC Universe will be available on all kinds of devices, as it will be available at launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as the web and mobile web.