Close
Close

Published

Disney+ omits UK, Amazon from first launch round

The latest drip in the continuing feed of announcements over the impending Disney+ streaming service drew as much interest for its omissions as in confirmation that it will launch in Canada and the Netherlands at the same time as the US on November 12, 2019. With Australia and New Zealand following a week later, attention immediately focused on why the UK was not included in this first round of international launches as the world’s largest native English-speaking country by population outside the US. The Netherlands was chosen as the primary foreign test market because of its high penetration of broadband as well as SVoD and predilection for English language content. The other string in this round of announcements concerned platforms…

Close