The Ivy League has announced that they will be creating their own streaming service, Ivy+, as a means of fundraising in light of the financial hit they have taken because of COVID-19. Ivy+ will be available to all Ivy League students and alumni at a cool $80,000/year. The Ivy League has also announced they will make exceptions for selective dropouts to use the service, such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Timothée Chalamet, Matt Damon, and Dick Cheney.
Ivy+ has acquired the rights to produce a mini-series called Finals vs. Eating Clubs, a film about Alexander Hamilton that Lin-Manuel Miranda has stressed he has no affiliation with, and a documentary series focusing on the difficulties of attending Harvard called I Go to School in Cambridge. As the service is committed to representing the diversity of the Ivy League institutions’ communities, also included will be a reality series on the dogs of the Ivy League titled Barks and Recreation.
There were inquiries on whether or not “equal caliber” institutions would be permitted to use the service. The Ivy League declared this wouldn’t be possible, explaining that they were already pushing the limit by including Cornell. However, in the spirit of giving back, they declared that they will compromise by hiring software engineers exclusively from MIT and Stanford.