Disney+ Announce Launch Dates For Netherlands, Canada, Australia & New Zealand
Just ahead of the D23 Expo, the Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment 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 fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s 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 U.S. 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 (PlayStation®4 and all Android based Sony TVs);
- Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models)
Announced earlier this month, on November 12, consumers in the U.S. will get a new and exciting value proposition with a bundled offering of Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99USD. This means they get all of the Disney+ programming plus thousands of live sporting events, sports-themed original series and award-winning sports documentaries from ESPN+; as well as Hulu’s award-winning original content and on-demand streaming library.
Are you excited for the launch of Disney+ ?
I managed to guess mostly right with my Canada, Oceania and part of Europe prediction on the other article about rolling out in a couple of extra markets. That said I am very surprised that the UK is not getting it day and date, in that it is also a huge Star Wars market. Wonder if DisneyLife will get some Disney+ content for a while before they switch the name, particularly The Mandalorian which will be hard for hardcore fans not to pirate in the initial release.
Anyone know if Disney is going to allow in app purchaces for Android or are they doing it using the site