Disney+ Is Coming To SA

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Disney+ is coming to South Africa to compete with rivals Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Showmax and DStv Now.

The streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, confirmed that this winter it will launch in 42 countries and 11 new territories*. New countries include South Africa, Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.

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 the streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories. 

Full list of countries (in alphabetical order) that Disney+ will launch this winter:

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Andorra
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Croatia
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Egypt
  10. Estonia
  11. Greece
  12. Hungary
  13. Iraq
  14. Israel
  15. Jordan
  16. Kosovo
  17. Kuwait
  18. Latvia
  19. Lebanon
  20. Libya
  21. Liechtenstein
  22. Lithuania
  23. Malta
  24. Montenegro
  25. Morocco
  26. North Macedonia
  27. Oman
  28. Palestine
  29. Poland
  30. Qatar
  31. Romania
  32. San Marino
  33. Saudi Arabia
  34. Serbia
  35. Slovakia
  36. Slovenia
  37. South Africa
  38. Tunisia
  39. Turkey
  40. United Arab Emirates
  41. Vatican City
  42. Yemen

Also read: Is Amazon Prime Video On The Verge Of Overtaking Netflix As SA’s Largest Video Streaming Service

There have been major shifts in the South African subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market, especially among the larger players.

During Q3 2021, Amazon Prime Video increased its market share by 3%, from 25% to 28%. Netflix and Mubi both decreased by 1% over the last quarter.

This is according to the latest figures from JustWatch, an international streaming guide with more than 20 million users.


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