January 7, 2021
Disney is expected to rollout its branded Disney+ SVOD service in Singapore on Feb. 23, in a partnership with local cable TV operator StarHub. The platform reportedly will launch with access to 500 movies and 15,000 episodes of content from Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar and Star in India. Pricing information has not been released.
Disney+ had 86.8 million subscribers in early December, with 30% of the sub base originating via Star, the Indian streaming platform Disney acquired through the acquisition of 20th Century Fox assets.
“We are excited to be the first and only fully-integrated quad-play service provider to raise the entertainment bar for our customers with Disney+, home to some of the most recognizable cultural brands in the world today,” Johan Buse, head of StarHub’s consumer business group, said in a statement. “With the growing ubiquity of ultra-responsive 5G, our customers will be able to experience true mobility and freedom, enjoying the freshest entertainment at the highest quality anytime, anywhere and on any screen.”
Disney+ bowed on Nov. 12, 2019 in the U.S., Holland, Australia and New Zealand. A second rollout in select Western European countries occurred last March, with India and Indonesia following. Rollout into Eastern Europe and other parts of Asia is on the schedule this year.