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Disney is finally ready to unveil its streaming service. What we know, and what we don't

LOS ANGELES - Forget the Avengers vs. Thanos. Get ready for Hollywood's biggest rivalry: Disney vs. Netflix.

Investors on Thursday get their first look at Walt Disney Co.'s plan to go head to head with the Los Gatos, Calif., streaming service. The Burbank company is expected to finally give a preview of its long-awaited Disney+ subscription video service, a major gamble by Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger to solidify Disney's position as a dominant force in the entertainment industry.

Iger has dropped hints about the company's direct-to-consumer offering, signaling plans to make original "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel shows for the service.

But investors have been eagerly awaiting answers to key questions. Disney hasn't announced when, exactly, the service will

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