The Walt Disney Company has stated that its streaming service, Disney+, will launch this winter in South Africa and 41 other countries (between 21 June and 22 September 2022).
South Africans will have access to Disney+ original material as well as a large library of episodes and films from companies including Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar, and, of course, Disney.
Disney+ will now be available in 50 countries, thanks to the addition of 42 more countries.
The launch will make the streaming service available in several African, Middle Eastern, and European countries, including:
- United Arab Emirates
- Vatican City
The House of Mouse initially planned to launch Disney+ in Europe in 2021.
In August 2021, Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that the European rollout will be postponed to allow for a bigger market launch that would cover areas of the Middle East and Africa.
The streaming service debuted in November 2019 and has since expanded globally.
Disney+ expanded its user base to 116 million in less than two years, more than half the size of the world’s most popular streaming service, Netflix, which has been around since 2007.
Its appeal stems from the large number of Disney films and television shows available.
Popular episodes including The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, Wandavision, Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and Loki are exclusive to the platform, making it a go-to for Marvel and Star Wars fans.
Pricing for South Africa has not yet been announced.
Information sourced from My Broadband,Myles Illidge