Later this month, on June 26th, 2024, Disney is going to make a major change to its streaming services in Latin America as it merges Star+ into Disney+.   This will result in two new hubs being added to Disney+, Star, which will contain all of the general entertainment content from Disney’s studios like FX, 20th Century Studios and ABC, along with a new ESPN hub for sports.

As part of the relaunch of Disney+ in Latin America, Disney has announced some of the lineup for the next few months, which will include major premieres and new seasons of beloved series for Latin American audiences including:

  • 35th season of The Simpsons will premiere on July 31
  • Third season of FX’s series The Bear will debut on July 17
  • 4th season of Only Murders in the Building will arrive on August 27th
  • New series La Máquina from Searchlight Television, 20th Television and La Corriente del Golfo, starring Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, will be added to the platform this year
  • Additionally, the 20th Century Studios film THE FIRST OMEN will premiere on Disney+ on July 10
  • Star Wars: The Acolyte, the live-action series from Lucasfilm whose season will finale on July 16.
  • Other highly anticipated series include Agatha All Along from Marvel Television, which will premiere on September 18; Ariel, the new animated musical series from Disney Branded Television inspired by THE LITTLE MERMAID, and Wizards Beyond Waverly Place, which will be included in the service this year.


Inside the new ESPN hub, there will be lots of new sports content, including cricket matches, along with all the courts of the major tennis tournaments, the always vibrant American football, golf’s majors, the shocking hockey from NHL, Formula 1 and MotoGP from start to finish. In addition, the adrenaline of the UFC and boxing, and an unparalleled offer of baseball, basketball, cycling, lacrosse, football, volleyball, softball and athletics. Plus, the best sports analysis of SportsCenter, ESPN’s insignia show, and the most relevant shows.

Made in Latin America

Disney is also committed to continuing to offer lots of original content made for Latin America, though many of these shows will also be released on Disney+ globally.

Together with leading production companies from the region, new Latin American productions of various genres and starred by recognized talents will soon make their debut on the platform. In July, it will premiere: On July 16, Peter the Great: Greater Than Ever, the continuation of the iconic Colombian series; on July 19, the third season of the successful Argentine series The Boss; and on July 24, the 5th season of Impuros, the acclaimed Brazilian drama series (these last two from the production label Star Original Productions).

During the second half of the year, projects such as the second season of the docureality The Montaners; Checo Pérez: ¡No te rindas, cabr*n!, a new docuseries about the renowned Mexican F1 racing driver; the documentary DANNA: Tenemos que hablar – Un filme de Childstar which follows the personal and professional transformation of the artist; the dramedy The King of the Machos, starring Luis Tirado Morales and Christian Chávez; the reality Los Chávez, featuring Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez and his family; the new comedy series Mamá Cake starring Susana Alexander and María Antonieta de las Nieves; The Absent Voice, based on the best-selling novel by Gabriel Rolón, starring Benjamín Vicuña and Gimena Accardi; and the dramedy series The Best Heart Attack of My Life, based on the famous namesake story by Hernán Casciari.

New Subscription Plans

To go alongside the launch of the new combined Disney+, there will be three new tiers, matching what’s already available in many countries:

  • Disney+ Premium: Family-friendly content, Star’s general entertainment and ESPN’s sports, with the best audio quality (Dolby Atmos) and video quality (UHD/HDR)***; accessible on up to 4 devices simultaneously and including the live transmission of all linear ESPN channels, and all exclusive streaming sports events. This option will allow subscribers to download up to 25 titles on up to 10 devices.
  • Disney+ Standard: Family-friendly content, Star’s general entertainment and ESPN’s sports, with video quality at 1080 px and Stereo 5.1 audio***, including live streaming of ESPN and ESPN 3 linear channels. This plan will give the possibility to enjoy content on up to 2 devices simultaneously and download up to 25 titles on 10 devices.
  • Disney+ Standard with Ads: Family-friendly content, Star’s general entertainment and ESPN’s sports, with video quality at 1080 px and Stereo 5.1 audio***, including the live streaming of ESPN and ESPN 3 linear channels. This plan will initially be available only in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia, and will be integrated into packages offered by commercial partners, such as Mercado Libre, which will bring this package to the named countries through their loyalty program.

Roger’s Take:  It’s great to see Disney+ in Latin America finally take that step forward by bringing everything from Star+ into one single offering, which I think is eventually going to become the blueprint for Disney+ globally.  The addition of ESPN content will fill in a content void that will allow it to compete with every other platform and become a destination.  The launch of Star+ was always questionable and felt like a very expensive experiment, plus I can’t help but think of all the money that was wasted on legal fees fighting with StarzPlay over the Star brand, only for neither platform to exist within years.

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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: Twitter: Facebook:

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