Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s popular and fast-growing streaming service, is coming to South Africa to compete with Netflix, ShowMax, Amazon Prime Video and DStv Now.
News24 reported that Disney’s subscription video streaming service Disney+ will finally launch in South Africa around June 2022.
The publication quoted Bob Chapek, CEO of Walt Disney Company, as saying the “expanded Disney+ footprint will include parts of the Middle East and South Africa”.
The Walt Disney Company Africa late on Thursday night told Channel24 in a statement: “As confirmed in The Walt Disney Company’s Q3 earnings call, Disney+ will launch in South Africa in winter 2022. We will share more details as we approach the launch next year.”
South Africa, Africa’s most sophisticated TV market on the continent, will likely be the only African country where Disney+ will be launched initially. Chapek reiterated in the conference call that “our direct-to-consumer business is the company’s top priority”.