Recently it was revealed that Disney Channels in Singapore will no longer be available on local cable TV networks Starhub and Singtel, leading to speculation that Disney+ would be launching soon in the country, when their official statement said:
To our viewers subscribed to Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Go Disney on Singtel and StarHub, we are disappointed to confirm that the Disney Channels have been removed from their platforms. We worked hard to come to a fair agreement, and despite their decision, we will continue efforts to make our content available in Singapore.
And on the Disney careers website, Disney is now looking for people in Singapore for the following roles:
- Disney+, Manager – Subscription Management
- Disney+, Manager – Partner Engagement (SEA)
- Disney+, Creative Producer (SEA)
- Disney+, Senior Manager/ Manager – PR & Communications (SEA)
- Disney+, Senior Manager – Creative Communications (SEA)
- Disney+, Senior Manager/Manager – Social Media (SEA)
- Disney+, Director/ Senior Manager – Brand Marketing & Partnerships (SEA)
- Disney+, Graphics Designer (SEA)
This now makes a Disney+ launch in Singapore, along with other countries in the South East Asia region, much closer. Back at last years Investors Day event, Disney revealed they would be launching in Asia throughout 2020 and 2021. Though it’s unknown how much the current Coronavirus situation has impacted the Disney+ international rollout.
Disney+ launched in Japan earlier this month, so the release of the streaming platform in other Asian countries is getting closer.
Are you waiting for Disney+ to launch in South East Asia?