Disney+ is the exclusive streaming destination for content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more—all at once. Disney+, from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, is accessible on any internet-connected screen and provides commercial-free programming with a selection of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content.
Series and films include “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical, and “Encore!” as well as “Lady and the Tramp” and ” The Service offers unmatched access to Disney’s enormous collection of motion pictures and television shows as well as 30 seasons of “The Simpsons,” and produced by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, a number of films, such as “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2,” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Visit DisneyPlus.com to sign up for the service or to find out more information.
Disney+ Expands Internationally
The Walt Disney Company’s eagerly awaited streaming service, Disney+, officially debuts today in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. On April 7th, the service will debut in France. Disney+ will now have a reduced overall bandwidth utilization of at least 25% due to worries about how well some internet infrastructure can now manage the anticipated user demand.
Disney+ is the new home for some of the most cherished stories in the world, with over 500 films, 26 unique original films and series, and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.
According to Kevin Mayer
The chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, “launching in seven markets simultaneously marks a new milestone for Disney+.” “Disney+ delivers high-quality, upbeat storytelling that fans demand from our brands, now widely, conveniently, and permanently available on Disney+. Disney+ is the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic. We sincerely hope that this service will offer families some much-needed moments of relaxation during these trying times.
Beginning today, subscribers can watch 26 Disney+ Originals titles, such as “The Mandalorian,” the first live-action Star Wars series of epic proportions, “Lady and the Tramp,” a live-action adaptation of the 1955 animated classic, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” an all-new scripted series set at the actual East High featured in the hit movies, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” a National Geographic documentary series, and “Marvel’s Hero Project,” which honors extraordinary children who make a difference in their communities; “Encore!,” executive produced by the talented Kristen Bell; “The Imagineering Story,” a six-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks; and the Pixar Animation Studios animated short film collections “SparkShorts” and “Forky Asks A Question.”
a beloved cartoon series has a new home on Disney+ Where more than 600 episodes are now available on demand. Seasons 1 through 30 will be available. When the service debuts, while season 31 will be added later in the year.
Anywhere, anytime to watch.
Disney+ is currently available for streaming on almost all popular mobile and connected TV devices, such as gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Customers can set up to seven different profiles, including Kids Profiles that allow parents to set up and give their children access to content with an easy-to-use, kid-friendly interface, commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalized recommendations, and more.
Customers can sign up for Disney+ from the following platforms and devices directly or through in-app purchases:
- Amazon (Fire Tablets, Fire TV devices, and smart TVs with the Fire TV Edition)
- Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV; the Apple TV app is completely integrated in the UK and Germany; users can purchase a Disney+ subscription in-app)
- Google (with its Android mobile and TV platforms, Chromecast, and Chromecast-integrated devices)
- Smart TVs from LG with webOS
- Google (Xbox One)
- Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TVTM models) is available starting today in the UK and Ireland and on April 7 in France.
- Galaxy Smart TVs
- PlayStation®4 and Android-based Sony TVs are both produced by Sony.
Disney+ is also accessible across numerous top distributors in Europe thanks to a thorough distribution strategy and several strategic collaborations, including regional deals that include:
- Deutschland’s Deutsche Telekom
- In the UK, O2
- In Spain Telefonica
- In Italy, TIM
These providers will be able to offer their subscribers Disney+ as part of wholesale and retail bundles.
Each company’s deals have different details.
has a retail distribution agreement with Sky that makes Disney+ available on Sky Q in the UK and Ireland, with NOW TV to follow in the coming months.
Disney+ will cost £5.99/€6.99 per month or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription, as announced by Disney. Additional Western Europe markets, such as Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow its original European launch regions in the summer of 2020.
Subscribers are advised to visit the online Help Centre for customer support to find solutions to the most frequent queries as well as articles aimed at guiding them through Disney+.
April 29th, 2021, at 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time
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one of the world’s biggest online streaming video services is being launched globally by The Walt Disney Company using Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Disney+ has rapidly reached 100 million users only 16 months after its November 2019 launch. The Walt Disney Company relies on AWS as its chosen public cloud infrastructure provider to support this development. The Walt Disney Company has been able to quickly extend Disney+ to 59 countries spanning North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America by leveraging AWS’s fault-tolerant, highly performant architecture.
It offers top-notch direct-to-consumer video services, bringing cherished characters and classic tales to a global audience.
With more than 50 technologies, including machine learning, database, storage, content delivery, serverless, and analytics, Disney+ is growing its usage of AWS’s market-leading services. Disney+, for instance, ingests content, metadata, and billions of customer actions every day using Amazon Kinesis (a service that makes it simple to collect, process, and analyze real-time, streaming data) and Amazon DynamoDB (AWS’s key-value database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale with built-in encryption and data recovery). This allows viewers to add content to their Watch Lists and start watching a video and pick it up on a different device. or offer suggestions for the next show to watch.
The Walt Disney Company
It spent a year preparing the groundwork for the streaming service after announcing its intention to create one in August 2017. Within 24 hours of its November 12, 2019, launch, Disney+ was able to manage more than 10 million new Disney+ sign-ups by utilizing a flexible, secure cloud video infrastructure provided by AWS. Disney+ technologists worked closely with AWS to balance loads and handle usage spikes to manage the enormous peaks in demand from viewers for premium content like Hamilton, Mulan, and The Mandalorian. This was done to meet consumers’ high expectations and handle the enormous global scale required.
Joe Inzerillo, executive vice president & CTO, of direct-to-consumer, The Walt Disney Company, said that Disney+ “has completely reinvented what’s possible in content delivery by challenging convention and using cloud technology to build a streaming product from scratch that had never been launched. And marketed before on such a global scale.” “AWS has been our go-to cloud provider for years. Its tried-and-true global infrastructure and comprehensive suite of services have significantly influenced the phenomenal success of Disney+.”
Disney+ offers top-notch direct-to-consumer video services to a global audience. According to Carla Stratford, vice president of AWS global and strategic accounts at Amazon Web Services, Inc. Only AWS’s tested global infrastructure and unmatched set of capabilities can support one of the most interesting streaming services in the world. And its global expansion with reliability, scalability, and range of functionality. We look forward to continuing to offer The Walt Disney Company our full range of cloud capabilities. And knowledge to assist them in reimagining streaming entertainment for Disney fans worldwide.
The Walt Disney Company is focusing on local content to get more viewers from all around the world. To its streaming services by creating domestically produced storylines that appeal to customers in each country.
Although the content from the Korean Peninsula is more well-liked by people worldwide. The global entertainment giant allocated a “large” percentage of its production budget to South Korea. And Japan in the Asia-Pacific region, according to an executive.
According to Rebecca Campbell, head of Disney’s worldwide content and operations. “We knew we needed to invest in local content to elevate Disney as an undisputed leader for bringing the best local talent. And local stories to our DTC services.” she was referring to the company’s streaming operation.
Campbell said at Disney’s worldwide fan event D23 Expo last week. “All of this fantastic content (produced from its US-based studios) is available globally. But we know that some of it doesn’t resonate as well with our local audiences. As it does here in the US. For this reason, we focus our content development on what we refer to as our “content whitespace.”
With material from US studios like Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars as well as international productions. Like South Korean dramas and Japanese animation, the company has been extending its reach in the worldwide streaming market.
Twice As Many Subscribers as Netflix
With spending on content for the entire company rising 32% to $33 billion a year for its fiscal year 2022. Which ends this month, Disney has been actively investing in content production.
This aided the titan of entertainment in hastening the creation of regional content.
In reference to Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. Campbell said, “We have released 147 titles to date and by the end of the year. We will have released 210 total titles across all four regions.”
“It seems like our plan is working. We are quite happy with how they performed and how well they connect with our users.
Increased material resulted in an increase in subscribers. As of the end of June, the company’s streaming services. Disney+ and ESPN+, had 221.1 million subscribers, just edging out of the global streaming juggernaut Netflix Inc.’s 220.7 million.
Campbell responded that the company’s strategy to invest in local content will center on producing “the best content for customers.”
The content creation budget is constrained, therefore she added, “It’s not quantity, but it’s a quality game.”
Disney’s international content and operations chairman Rebecca Campbell (Thanks to Disney)
Campbell chose South Korean cultural items as examples of regional material that appeals to consumers around the world.
In a separate press conference, she asserted that “K-content is well adapted globally.” It has resonance in Asia as well. Additionally, we are aware that it has a global impact.
The top boy band in the world, BTS, is the ideal musical offering for the worldwide market, according to her. BTS’s live performance in Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium in November 2021. “BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA,” has been available on Disney+ starting September 7.
This year, Disney+ promises to distribute more than 20 pieces of Korean-language content. Including 12 originals like the drama series Casino starring Son Sukku, a leading man in the popular Netflix series D.P.
South Korean content is more well-liked than Japanese content. According to Carol Choi, Disney’s executive VP of original content strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
You will see that Korean content is more universally accepted than Japanese stuff, to be quite honest, added Choi. “When we return to the numbers game, the proportion will show. That there are more Korean live-action series than Japanese series.”