Disney+ is set to launch in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on March 24th. With all of these countries will be getting all of the Disney+ Original series and movies such as The Mandalorian, Togo and Stargirl, which are available in all countries that Disney+ has launched in.
However, not all the countries in Europe will be getting the samel movies and shows, since there is already a difference in what’s available in countries such as the United States and Australia.
Disney has already announced what content will be available on Disney+ when it launches, which JustWatch has put together, giving us an insight into the differences between European countries.
The reason for the changes between countries is because of existing streaming contracts with other companies. And for France, there are different rules about what can be available. While the UK and Ireland have more content, because a streaming service has already been running in these countries for years, called DisneyLife, which is closing in April.
Here is the rundown, which may vary when Disney+ launches, since there will no doubt be some extra titles, especially newer library content which hasn’t yet been confirmed for Disney+ in Europe, such as Frozen 2.
And to compare against other countries:
Looking at the stats, both the Irish and British libraries are pretty close to what’s already available in the Netherlands.
Both Germany and Italy look to have the smallest library of content available, this could be because of existing streaming contracts or that Disney hasn’t yet provided a full launch line up.
The availability of TV shows is much wider among all of the countries, which is once again down to existing rights. Once these contracts expire, Disney+ will have more uniformity across all regions.
This information also shows Australia and New Zealand have the most content available,
What do you think of the differences in availability between all countries?
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