Disney's mouse coming soon to your houseBy Ryan Noik 26 January 2022 | Categories: news
It was finally confirmed this morning that Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, will be making its way to South Africa in the middle of this year.
Although it has been so secret that Disney+ would eventually be making a local appearance, exactly when local viewers would be able to watch it here (at least without a VPN) has remained shrouded in speculation until now.
Disney+ has roster of heavyweights, with exclusive episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star. There is still no word as yet on what Disney+ will cost locally, although, given that Netflix has a firm footing in South Africa with 2.6 million subscribers as of late last year, along with other competitors such as Amazon Prime and Showmax, there is cause to believe that it will be competitive, or at least on par with the other streaming services.
Along with South Africa, the service will also launch in other countries that have hitherto been excluded, includingTurkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.
The full list of countries (in alphabetical order) that Disney+ will launch this winter:
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
8. Czech Republic
26. North Macedonia
32. San Marino
33. Saudi Arabia
37. South Africa
40. United Arab Emirates
41. Vatican City
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