Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Disney would be closing down over 100 channels by the end of the year as the company positioned itself to focus on its streaming service, Disney+.

The Walt Disney Company has announced that it has decided to cease broadcasting 13 Disney and FOX channels in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. As a result, all pay-TV operators in the country will not be able to offer these channels. The decision was made as part of Disney’s shift towards their online streaming business to Disney+.

Disney+ will be launching in Hong Kong and in Taiwan in November.  However, no announcement for the Philippines has yet been announced.  Disney+ already operates in some countries in the region, including Thailand and Singapore.


The following channels will no longer be available effective October 1 on SKYcable:

  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • FOX Movies
  • FOX Action Movies
  • FOX Family Movies
  • FOX
  • FOX Life
  • FOX Crime
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • FOX Sports 3
  • Nat Geo People
  • Channel V

Effective September 1, 2021, the following Select Channels and Packs will no longer be available for subscription.

CHANNEL ADD-ONS

  • Disney Junior
  • FOX Movies
  • FOX Action Movies SD / HD
  • FOX Family Movies
  • FOX Channel
  • FOX Life
  • FOX Crime SD / HD
  • FOX Sports 1 HD
  • FOX Sports 2 HD
  • FOX Sports 3 HD
  • Nat Geo People SD / HD
  • Channel V

PACKS

  • FOX Sports Pack
  • FOX Sports Bundle
  • FOX Pack HD
  • Lifestyle Pack 2
  • Movie Pack HD

Sky will be adjusting the price of its packages and subscriptions following the loss of these channels.

What do you think of Disney closing down all of these channels in South East Asia?









Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. Bill J September 12, 2021

    Will Fox Sports be available in 2021 on Disney + in Singapore? I would like to be able to watch Formula 1 legally SOMEWHERE in Singapore!