Disney+ Not Scheduled To Launch In Africa Any Time Soon

Disney recently unveiled the full lineup and pricing for its much-anticipated Disney+ streaming service.

The streaming service will boast incredible movie and series offerings like Loki, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and more from their massive National Geographic, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar libraries, and all for the relatively low price of $6.99 per month.

Unfortunately, it seems the African audiences will have to wait a while longer before they get to enjoy Disney+ and all its exciting offerings.

Last year Disney’s CEO Bob Iger unveiled Disney+ at an investor briefing and revealed that the streaming service would launch in the US first before expanding globally. Africa, however, was not mentioned in the list of regions where Disney+ would be rolled out after the US trial run.

Iger’s presentation of a slide showing Disney’s regional rollout plans for its “major markets” did not have Africa listed among the company’s major markets.
There are no plans to launch the service in Africa within its first eight yearly quarters.

With Disney+ having scheduled its rollout close to the end of this year, industry sources speculate that Africa might be looking at 2022 at the earliest before the new service finally officially hits our shores.

Sources close to the matter say that as Africa waits for Disney to eventually launch its streaming service on the continent, broadcasting agreements could possibly be drawn up with local broadcasters such as DStv to screen some of the content that will be offered on Disney+.

MultiChoice has not confirmed nor denied this speculation.

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