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Disney+ going global Nov 12

August 19, 2019

By Colin Mann

The Walt Disney Company has confirmed global launch dates and pricing for Disney+ in Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand, and announced it has reached global agreements with nearly all the major platforms to distribute the Disney+ app across partner mobile and connected TV devices.

Disney+ will offer what the company calls ‘unparalleled content from its iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars National Geographic, and more, and will be available on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.’

November 12th marks the beginning of the global rollout of Disney+, with expectations to launch in most major global markets within the first two years. Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively. The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.

At launch, consumers will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase and start streaming from the following partner platforms and devices (dependent on country):

  • Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase);
  • Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices);
  • Microsoft (Xbox One);
  • Sony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation4 and all Android-based Sony TVs);
  • Roku (Roku streaming players and Roku TV models)

Announced earlier in August 2019 , on November 12th, consumers in the US will get what Disney describes as “a new and exciting value proposition” with a bundled offering of Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $12.99. This means they get all of the Disney+ programming plus thousands of live sporting events, sports-themed original series and sports documentaries from ESPN+; as well as Hulu’s original content and on-demand streaming library.


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