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Australia’s Foxtel Group Adds Disney+ App to Set-Top Boxes

The Foxtel Group and The Walt Disney Company Aug. 2 announced an agreement to integrate the Disney+ app on set-top boxes of more than 1.7 million Foxtel subscribers over the coming weeks.

The Disney+ app integration means Foxtel pay-TV subs with a current Disney+ subscription and an iQ3, iQ4 or iQ5 set-top box will be able to access Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic content, in addition to general entertainment brand Star, which offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX and Searchlight Pictures, among other sources.

Disney+ content includes animated family films like Encanto as well as Pixar titles like Lightyear (from Aug. 3), Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight and series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” “The Kardashians,” FX’s “The Old Man,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“We’re committed to delivering the ultimate destination for entertainment and streaming, all in one place and so we’re thrilled to be adding to our apps with Disney+, the home of much-loved and globally recognized entertainment brands,” Amanda Laing, chief content and commercial officer, said in a statement.

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Kylie Watson-Wheeler, SVP and managing director of The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand, said the innovation realizes a whole new portfolio of content for Foxtel customers.

“[They] can expand their viewing experience to enjoy our world’s-best entertainment and content for all ages, with an ever-growing catalog, exciting new releases, exclusive original content, and more on Disney+,” Watson-Wheeler said.

Starting today, and rolling out over the coming weeks, the Disney+ app will be made available to Foxtel subscribers via the “Apps” and “Home” screens on Foxtel iQ3, 4 and 5 set-top boxes. The Disney+ app adds to Foxtel’s existing suite of integrated local and global streaming apps including ABC iView, SBS on Demand, 10 Play, 9 Now, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube and Vevo.

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