The company will launch the service in the United States on November 12. Subsequent launches will follow in Canada, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.
Disney has released the international launch dates, prices and platforms for its upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
The streaming service which is set to be released in the United States on November 12, will be available in Canada and the Netherlands on the same day. It will then launch in Australia and New Zealand one week later.
In the US, Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month. The Disney service will cost $8.99 in Canada, €6.99 per month in the Netherlands, and $8.99 per month in Australia.
Disney said it has “expectations to launch in most major global markets within the first two years.”
In anticipation of the November 12 date, Disney+’s social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were also activated on Monday.
Disney stated the app will be available on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony and Roku devices.
The streaming service will be launching exclusive content from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation and Pixar Studios.
It’s also producing original programs for the service, including a Home Alone remake. Disney’s recent acquisition of most of Fox’s assets means Disney+ will also function as the exclusive home of programs like The Simpsons.
To entice new customers, Disney is bundling Hulu and ESPN+ with Disney+ for $12.99 per month. These direct-to-consumer businesses have been a boon for Disney. Growth in that sector lifted Disney’s overall revenue 33% from the prior year, up to $20.2bn, the company announced in its most recent earnings report.
Disney expects to amass between 60 to 90m global subscribers for the streaming service by 2025.
Alongside the Disney+ launch, several streaming services will be announced in the coming months. This includes Apple’s offering, Apple TV+ which will launch this fall. WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, is launching HBO Max in the coming months. And last week, CBS and Viacom announced that they are merging to become ViacomCBS. The deal puts some of the biggest brands in entertainment, such as Paramount, MTV and Showtime, back under one corporate banner.