Disney+ launch date moves up - here's what it costs

Lawrence Kim
January 21, 2020

The Disney+ European launch date has been brought forward by a week meaning that Irish fans will have access to the streaming platform from 24 March. That's because Disney is offering a yearly £59.99 price plan which works out at less than £5 per month - the Basic Netflx subscription costs £5.99.

With the roll-out previously set for March 31, the streaming service will now be available a week earlier in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, among others, will get the service in summer 2020.

After these painful months of waiting, since Disney Plus first launched in the Netherlands, US, Canada, and Australia in November of previous year, the schedule change is a relief, if a minor one - as the platform had been due to hit the United Kingdom only a week later on March 31. The Mouse House expects to spend a little over $1 billion on original content for its fiscal year 2020, increasing to the $2.5 billion range by 2024. Disney is expected to report earnings for the December 2019 quarter in February.

Disney+ offers fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company's iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as exclusive original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for the service. Launch shows include The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According To Jeff Goldblum, and the reboot of Lady and the Tramp.

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