Disney+ sets South Africa launch date

By Content Nigeria reporter
April 1, 2022

Disney+ original The Mandalorian

The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) has confirmed launch dates for Disney+ in 42 countries, including South Africa, Egypt, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The Mouse House will bring its streamer to South Africa on May 18, followed by a host of other countries in June, having confirmed launch plans earlier this year.

Disney+ will be made available in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen on June 8, with its monthly price ranging from US$8.99 to US$2.99.

On June 14 it will arrive in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Vatican City.

It will launch in Israel on June 16, having launched in territories such as Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, French Polynesia and St Helena on June 14.

It comes after TWDC last year delayed the launch of its streaming service in Eastern Europe from late 2021 to summer 2022.

Subscribers will have access to Star Wars’ The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian as well as Marvel Studios series Moon Knight, starring Oscar Isaac, plus recent blockbuster Shang-Chi & the Legend of The Ten Rings.

Disney+ features movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and general entertainment content brand Star.

Earlier this month the Mouse House unveiled plans to add an AVoD tier to Disney+ before the end of the year, marking the first time the company has deviated from an SVoD strategy for the streaming service.

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