Disney Plus Set for Earlier Launch in U.K. & Western Europe

Carla Harmon
January 21, 2020

The news, which is reported by The Verge, confirms that instead of launching on March 31st, 2020, as was originally announced, Disney Plus UK will actually now launch on Tuesday, March 24 in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

Disney says that its Disney+ service offers fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company's iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as exclusive original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for the service. These subscription prices were expected, falling in-line with the $6.99 monthly and $70 annual costs in the US.

The company has projected that the streaming service will have 60-90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024 following a successful launch in the United States previous year.

It is set to launch in Belgium, Portugal and the Nordic regions later in summer this year.

In terms of pricing for Disney Plus UK, it has also been officially confirmed that users will have two options at launch, pay either £5.99 per month, or £59.99 per year. Launch shows include The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According To Jeff Goldblum, and the reboot of Lady and the Tramp.

Despite some technical glitches on launch day, Disney Plus has been a hit since its November 12 unveil, exceeding expectations with an estimated 24 million USA subscribers by the end of that month.

The content is commercial-free, can have four concurrent streams, and unlimited downloads on up to ten devices.

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