Today, the MultiChoice Group announced that it will make The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+, available to DStv subscribers in South Africa.
Disney+ will launch in South Africa on 18 May 2022 and will be available to local DStv subscribers including via the Explora Ultra decoder on the same day. MultiChoice customers can enjoy the benefits of exclusive contract packages and bundle deals, bringing all their entertainment needs to one central place
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for some of the world’s most loved stories alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, as well as general entertainment content brand Star, featuring the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more.
Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said: “This is yet another exciting milestone in our long-term relationship with MultiChoice Africa. We are delighted to be collaborating to bring South African DStv subscribers access to Disney+’s incredible catalogue of films, series and exclusive content.”
MultiChoice is continuously innovating to enhance the viewing experience for its customers in order to bring them the best in local and international content.
“In line with our business objective of leveraging scale 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,” said Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice Group CEO. “The digital world brought with it fundamental shifts and our customers are looking for 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.”
With Disney+, DStv subscribers will have access to the critically acclaimed “The Book of Boba Fett” and “The Mandalorian”, the Marvel Studios’ series “Moon Knight” and Academy Award® -nominated film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings”, Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award® nominated “Luca”, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning “Encanto” and Academy Award®-winning “Cruella”. In general entertainment, subscribers will also be able to watch titles such as “The Simpsons”, “Queens” and “The Kardashians”, to name just a few.
Subscription offers via DStv and sign-up information will be shared in due course.