BREAKING: Disney+ to Launch in Western Europe in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain & More on March 31st, 2020
Until now, we knew that Disney+ would launch their streaming service on November 12th in the U.S., Canada, and Netherlands — and Australia and New Zealand the week later. Today, Disney announced that the service will be coming to Western European markets like United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain on March 31st, 2020.
Starting with the 2019 theatrical slate, all Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars films will become exclusive to Disney+ meaning movies like the live-action versions of Aladdin, The Lion King, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame will only be available to stream on Disney+.
The company also announced an original slate including a 10-episode Star Wars series from Jon Favreau which will be available at launch in November. The first year will include 25 new original series, 10+ movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. Previously, many of those new releases and library films would have gone to Netflix as part of a distribution deal that started in 2016.
At Disney Investor Day, Disney shared that Asia-Pacific will launch similarly in late 2019, but will take the full two years to reach the entire market. Eastern Europe & Latin America will see the product launch in Fall 2020, rolling out over the following year.