Disney to launch SVOD in Spain

Hollywood studio Disney is to launch a subscription video-on-demand service in Spain after striking a deal with digital platform Wuaki.tv.

The move is the studio’s second SVOD service in Europe after its launch via Portuguese cable operator Zon earlier this month.

The deal will see The Walt Disney Company launch its Disney Movies on Demand service on the site and will offer feature films including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Toy Story and Dumbo.

“Launching a Disney-branded SVOD movie library service in Spain is a logical next step in our distribution strategy, complementing our existing agreements with other linear and non-linear broadcasters and platforms,” said Simon Amselem, country manager, The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal. “Through working with innovative clients, such as Wuaki.tv, we are able bring our audiences our compelling storytelling in more flexible ways, to further enhance their viewing experience.”

Jacinto Roca, Wuaki.tv CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have closed this deal with The Walt Disney Company, and to be the first in Spain, and one of the first in Europe, to offer Disney Movies on Demand. This agreement is in line with Wuaki.tv’s priority of pioneering the best premium content distribution via the internet, allowing consumers to choose what they see, when they want to see it, directly on their TV or game console.”

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