During the Walt Disney Companies Third Quarter Investors Conference Call, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about the plans for the international roll out of Disney+.
He didn’t get into the specifics but did confirm a few key facts that will help international Disney fans.
First there will be two international markets will be getting Disney+ around the same time as the US. No details were revealed about what these will be international markets could be. Expect more details on these to be revealed soon.
Disney is planning on rolling out Disney+ into as many areas globally, as quickly as possible but it might take three years before the global rollout is complete.
They are currently in talks with companies in other areas about including Disney+.
And while Disney+ might not be launching in every region straight away, Disney will be licensing out some of the Disney+ Originals to local programming companies. This will help keep money coming into Disney internationally and it would also help reduce piracy if its legally available.
Bob Iger was asked on many occasions about the international rollout of Hulu, but he refused to go into any details on that.
It’s certainly good to hear that Disney is going to be launching in two other international markets near the US release date. Western Europe and Canada would seem to be the most logical step, but we will just have to wait and see. I’m also glad that Disney is making plans to sell Disney+ movies and shows to local programming partners in areas where Disney+ hasn’t launched.
How do you feel about these details?