Disney announced the first global launch dates and prices for its upcoming streaming service Disney+: The streamer will arrive in Canada and the Netherlands on the same day as the United States, where the service becomes available Nov. 12. The Canadian version of Disney+ will be priced at CAD$ 8.99 per month, or CAD $ 89.99 per year. The Dutch version will cost 6.99 euros per month or 69.99 euros per year.
The Canadian service will be slightly cheaper than its U.S. equivalent ($ 6.77 per month compared to the U.S. version, which will start at $ 6.99 per month). The Dutch version of Disney+, however, will be more expensive in U.S. dollars, at $ 7.75 per month, based on current exchange rates.
A week later, Disney+ will arrive in Australia and New Zealand on Nov 19, priced at AUD$ 8.99 per month or AUD$ 89.99 per year and NZD$ 9.99 per month, or $ 99.99 per year, respectively. (Equivalent of $ 6.09 per month and $ 6.42 per month in U.S. dollars). According to the studio, more global territories will be announced in the first two years. Disney will also offer a bundled package of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $ 12.99 per month in the U.S.
Analysts predict that the service will have over 60 million to 90 million global subscribers in the next four years. Disney+ will offer shows and movies from the Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, National Geographic and 21st Century Fox library, and will also offer original content, including new live-action Star Wars and Marvel shows, a Phineas and Ferb movie, Monsters at Work (a spinoff of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.), short films created in the SparkShorts program and Forky Asks a Question, a series of short films based on Toy Story 4’s popular new character! Also on tap are a new High School Musical series and a live-action version of Lady & The Tramp.
Source: Hollywood Reporter