Published: Tue, January 21, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Disney+ European Launch Date Brought Forward, Pricing Revealed

Disney+ European Launch Date Brought Forward, Pricing Revealed

The Walt Disney Co. has set March 24 as the new launch date for Disney Plus in the United Kingdom and other key markets across Western Europe. Over 500 feature films and over 7,500 shows will be available on the service including new original content like the critically acclaimed "The Mandalorian" and "The World According To Jeff Goldblum", along with timeless classics like "Lady and the Tramp" and the entire Pixar library.

Disney Plus will be coming to the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on March 24, bringing with it Disney's huge roster of film, TV shows, and original content like the smash-hit Star Wars series "The Mandalorian", which quickly claimed the title of most in-demand TV show in the U.S. after its debut and introduced Baby Yoda to the world.

It is set to launch in Belgium, Portugal and the Nordic regions later in summer this year.

Disney has projected that the streaming service will have 60-90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024.

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The pricing has also been confirmed, sitting at an unsurprising £5.99 or €6.99 a month, with the option to pay annually at £59.99/€69.99, representing a small discount should you choose to pay yearly.

Netflix has gathered around 158 million subscribers since launching its streaming platform in 2007.

Despite some technical glitches on launch day, Disney Plus has been a hit since its November 12 unveil, exceeding expectations with an estimated 24 million USA subscribers by the end of that month.

The service is available on almost all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.

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