Tuesday, 29 March 2022 10:48

Disney+ announces launch date and pricing for South Africa.

Entertainment Reporter.

The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that its Disney+ streaming service will launch in South Africa in May.

In an emailed statement, the group said the service will launch in the country and other territories on 18 May with pricing ser at R119 per month or R1,190 for an annual subscription.

The service will launch with exclusive original content and thousands of episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star.

"Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy-to-navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content," the group said.

Shows which have already been confirmed at launch, include:

  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • The Mandalorian
  • Moon Knight
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings
  • Luca
  • Encanto
  • Cruella
  • The Simpsons
  • The Kardashians

Subscribers will also be able to enjoy Disney and Pixar's Academy Award-nominated Luca, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning Encanto – which tells the tale of an extraordinary family called the Madrigals – and Academy Award-winning Cruella starring Emma Stone as the legendary Cruella de Vil. 

The sought-after kids' pay-TV channels will remain on DStv for another two years, as Multichoice's agreement with Disney runs until 2024.