The European launch of the new streaming service Disney+ has been brought forward by a week to March 24th. As well as this, the subscription price for the service has been confirmed as £5.99/€6.99 per month or £59.99/€69.99 per year.
On this new date the service will be available in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Belgium, the Nordics, Portugal, and other additional markets in Western Europe will follow in Summer 2020.
Currently, the service carries content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and new content added at launch includes The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and the live-action reboot of Lady and the Tramp, starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.
Disney hasn’t given a reason for the change in date, as the original European launch was planned for March 31st. But considering the service launched in the US in November last year, I think we’ve waited long enough already.
In the UK, the basic Netflix subscription starts at £5.99, so Disney is offering a highly-competitive rate from the get-go.
Disney+ launches in most of Europe on March 24th.