Disney has assured South Africans, and 42 other countries, that its popular Disney+ streaming service is on track to release this year. While the company has yet to announce an exact date for the rollout of Disney+ in South Africa, it did confirm the previous release window of “winter 2022” is still on track.
Disney plans on releasing Disney+ across 42 new countries in 2022 and 11 new territories. This includes South Africa, Turkey, Poland, the UAE and more.
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The full list of countries and territories set to receive Disney+ in 2022 include:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- Vatican City
As for the 11 new territories, these include countries that already have Disney+ but the service isn’t available in specific territories.
French Southern Territories
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|Svalbard & Jan Mayen||Norway|
|British Indian Ocean Territory
At the moment, Disney+ is available in 18 EMEA countries. This includes Finland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and more.
- United Kingdom
By the sound of things, Disney is going to have quite a big year ahead of it as it rolls out the service for multiple new regions. The rollout also replicates Netflix’s global approach the company took all those years back. The streaming service was also available in limited regions until it expanded across the globe in 2016.
As for the exact Disney+ South African date, we don’t know it just yet. However, the company says Winter 2022 so it could be anytime between June and September.
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