BREAKING: Disney+ to Launch in Netherlands & Canada on Same Day as US (November 12th), With Australia & New Zealand on November 19th
Until now, we knew that [Disney+ would launch their streaming service on November 12th in the U.S. for just $6.99 a month. Today, Disney announced that the service will be coming to the Netherlands and Canada on the same day priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year. The following week (November 19th), Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.
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 Western Europe will see the product roll-out starting in late 2019, reaching the entire region by early next year. 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.