Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, confirmed that it will launch in 42 countries and 11 new territories, with South Africa being one of those regions, in mid-2022.
The service, which features many Disney properties, including the new Star Wars and Marvel shows, will also see a launch in Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.
The specific date has not been given, but Disney did confirm that the platform will be available in SA in “winter 2022”, so anticipate the service to go live locally in May/June/July this year.
Disney+ has been growing rapidly in recent months, with the acquisition of Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar, and other key entertainment studios and properties.
The cost is yet to be confirmed, but if Disney+ is aiming to be competitive with Netflix in South Africa, it’s likely that the service will be priced close to its US counterpart, at around $8 monthly and $80 annually. This would be Disney+ in SA cost around R119 per month.