Disney +, broadcast The video service, which will be launched in South Africa and other markets around the world later this month, wants to more than double the number of subscribers to the platform by 2024.

During a media showcase to launch content that will be available at Disney + in South Africa, Christine Service, vice president of Walt Disney Co Africa, said the platform now has nearly 130 million subscribers worldwide and wants to double that number.

If it is successful, it means that in two years it can fight with Netflix for the crown of the world’s largest video streaming player. According to regulations last month, Netflix has 222 million subscribers worldwide. Netflix remains the market’s leading player, despite declining subscriptions recently.

In South Africa, Disney + will have more than a thousand movies, 1,500 TV series and 200 original series to choose from.

The service said Disney + plans to produce 60 local productions in the markets of Africa, the Middle East and Asia to cater to a local audience.

Disney + will present popular Marvel games such as Moon Knight and Thor to the local market, as well as content from the Star Wars franchise. The platform will also feature adult content with titles such as Pam and Tommy and Queens. The streaming service will offer classic Disney movies and TV series such as The Lion King and the popular 2022 film Encanto. To complete the list of content, Disney + offers popular Pixar movies such as The Incredibles and Sul.

Disney + will be available for Rs 119 per month or Rs 1,190 per annual subscription (Rs 950 entry fee). This will allow you to have up to seven user profiles, and users will be able to stream up to four devices simultaneously. The service said that Disney + will be a platform for mobile devices and that users will be able to view available content before registering.

Disney + kicks off in South Africa on May 18th. – © 2022 NewsCentral Media

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