Disney+ To Launch in South Korea, Hong Kong AND Taiwan In November
At the company’s Q3 earnings call this morning, The Walt Disney Company announced
that Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service, will launch in South Korea, Hong
Kong and Taiwan in November 2021. Disney+ Japan will also be expanded to feature
additional general entertainment content in October 2021.
The streaming service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
“The response towards Disney+ across Asia Pacific has exceeded our expectations, as
consumers seek diverse entertainment content and are drawn to our portfolio of brands
and franchises,” said Luke Kang, President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific. “We
are pleased with the subscriber growth and partnerships forged in markets, and look
forward to engaging with more consumers across the region through unparalleled
storytelling, creative excellence and cutting-edge content delivery.”
In Thailand, the streaming service has topped app store charts since its launch on 30
June 2021, and in Indonesia and Malaysia, it sits as a leading SVOD (subscription video
on demand) service.
Disney+ offers an impressive selection of films and episodes of content from Disney,
Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, which includes a growing stable
of local and regional content. The streaming service is home to exclusive Disney+
Originals content and specials, including Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, Loki and The
Falcon and The Winter Soldier; Star Wars’ series The Mandalorian; Disney and Pixar’s
Luca, National Geographic’s Secrets of the Whales, along with Hamilton and more. Star
offers thousands of hours of general entertainment, from favorites to brand-new originals
and exclusives. Disney+ is currently available in 61 countries and 21 languages across
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.