Disney teams with MultiChoice for South African debut

Disney has teamed up with pay TV operator MultiChoice for its forthcoming South African launch on May 18.

The will be available to DStv subscribers via the Explora Ultra decoder on the same day.

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said: “This is yet another proud milestone in our partnership with the MultiChoice Group. We are delighted to be collaborating to bring South African DStv subscribers access to Disney+’s incredible catalogue of films, series and exclusive content.”

Calvo Mawela, Group CEO of MultiChoice, said: “In line with our business objective of adding value and enhancing our ecosystem, we are focused on making sure that all our customers can enjoy their favourite shows and movies anywhere, anytime, on our world-class platforms. The digital world has brought with it fundamental shifts and our customers are looking for convenient access to a portfolio of entertainment options. MultiChoice’s partnership with Disney+ leads with an expanded choice of content, ease and convenience of subscription and payment, with the DStv Explora Ultra as an enabler.”

The South African launch kicks off a new phase of international expansion for the streamer. Disney+ will launch in a total of 42 countries and 11 territories in May and June, including launches in the MENA region, countries in central and eastern Europe and Israel.

In other Disney+ news, Dutch telco KPN has lakunched a new combination offering of Disney+ and the ESPN TV sports channels

Customers can take out the Disne+ subscription and the combination of Disne+ and ESPN Complete online, via customer service, in stores or via the MijnKPN app. Disney+ costs €8.99 per month for KPN customers or €19.99 together with ESPN.

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