While we know that Disney Plus will be released in the US on November 12th, The Walt Disney Company's new platform has been pretty vague about its international sales. We all knew that Disney+ was expanding into “major markets” within two years of its launch.
But, when you wish on a star, Dreams Come True because Disney has revealed that the platform will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, just a week after the US launch.
Until then, Australian streaming service Stan will continue to be Disney's mainstay, with nine entertainment platform co-owners entering into a short-term deal in 2018. It's still unclear what will happen with Disney content at Stan's Library though сообщалось that the initial contract between the two companies ends in October 2019.
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Whether Stan loses his Disney content or not Disney Plus looks like he's going to be undercut by his competitors when it comes to pricing.
Where Netflix, Stan and 10 All Access have plans starting at around $10 per month, Disney Plus will only set you back $8.99 per month (or $89.99 annually).
At launch, the Disney Plus app will be available on both iOS and Android platforms, as well as streaming support for Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku devices, and gaming consoles (Xbox and PS4).
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In terms of content, the library will include movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the Star Wars franchise and National Geographic, with the first episode of The Mandalorian available for streaming on the same day.
As a result of the merger between Fox and Disney earlier this year, the upcoming streaming platform will also include content from Fox's 20th Century library. The US will get 30 seasons of The Simpsons, but it's not yet clear if it will also be available to viewers downstairs.
Whatever the library looks like at launch, Disney Plus is set to be a major contender for the Russians, with a new study from analytics firm Telsyte claiming that one in four Australians are interested in signing up for Disney Plus.
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