Disney has already closed linear channels in other countries in order to focus on Disney+ including Fox in Sweden and the UK.
Disney has announced that it will close down its linear FOX and Disney Junior TV channels in Germany on September 30, 2021.
The move comes after the broadcaster shut down its entire Disney channel portfolio and the FOX channel in the UK in order to focus on Disney+ streaming service.
The closure of FOX and Disney Junior in Germany – as well as in Switzerland and Austria – will close in September, at this point, most programming, including The Walking Dead, will switch to Disney+.
The films, series and other programmes will migrate to streaming service Disney+, including productions from Disney subsidiaries Disney Television Studios (20th Television and ABC Signature), FX Productions and 20th Century Studios.
The broadcaster also reaffirmed its commitment to the linear Disney Channel in Germany, where it operates as a free-to-air service and is available in more than 90% of households.
As with other markets, the National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild channels will remain on air for the foreseeable future.