Disney+ Sets 18 May 2022 as Launch Date for South Africa
- Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles
Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, has confirmed launch dates for the 42 countries and 11 new territories in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, set to launch this year.
The streaming service will launch on the continent, in South Africa on 18 May 2022, with pricing announced at R119.00 per month (approximately KES 932), or R1 190.00 (KES 9,320) for an annual subscription. Other African countries where the platform should be available on the date are Egypt and Tunisia. It is likely that Kenya as well as a host of other countries should be added to the list by 2023, when Disney+ hopes to total 160 countries.
With exclusive original content and thousands of episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star, Disney+ is certain to take up some significant market share from existing streaming platforms such as Netflix, Showmax and Prime Video, which are most predominant.
Subscribers will have access to some of the latest original shows such as Star Wars’ “The Book of Boba Fett” and “The Mandalorian” from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau who is no stranger to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the Marvel Studios’ series “Moon Knight” starring Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant, which sees a mild-mannered gift-shop employee becoming plagued with blackouts and memories of another life as well as Academy Award®-nominated “Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings” starring Simu Liu and Awkwafina, will also be available at launch.
Subscribers will also be able to enjoy Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-nominated “Luca”, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Encanto”, which tells the tale of an extraordinary family called the Madrigals and Academy Award®-winning “Cruella” starring Emma Stone as the legendary “Cruella de Vil”.
In general entertainment, subscribers will also be able to watch titles including “The Simpsons”, “Queens” and “The Kardashians”. From National Geographic, fans will have access to both seasons of “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” that sees Jeff take us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode of these 12-part series, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections and fascinating science and history.
Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy-to-navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.