At the companyâ€™s Q3 earnings call this morning, The Walt Disney Company announced that Disney+ will launch in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan sometime in November 2021. Disney+ Japan will also be expanded to feature additional general entertainment content in October 2021.Â
The streaming service is already currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific President Luke Kang said:
â€œThe response towards Disney+ across Asia Pacific has exceeded our expectations, as consumers seek diverse entertainment content and are drawn to our portfolio of brands and franchises.
We are pleased with the subscriber growth and partnerships forged in markets, and look forward to engaging with more consumers across the region through unparalleled storytelling, creative excellence and cutting-edge content delivery.â€
In Thailand, the streaming service has topped app store charts since its launch on 30 June 2021, and in Indonesia and Malaysia, it sits as a leading SVOD (subscription video on demand) service.Â
Disney+ offers an impressive selection of films and episodes of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, which includes a growing stable of local and regional content.
The streaming service is home to exclusive Disney+ Originals content and specials, including Marvel Studiosâ€™ WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier; Star Wars series The Mandalorian; Disney and Pixarâ€™s Luca, National Geographicâ€™s Secrets of the Whales, along with Hamilton and more.
For a list of what to watch on Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia, head on over here.
If you havenâ€™t, you can check out my previous breakdown and easter egg articles forÂ WandaVisionÂ Episode 1 and 2,Â Episode 3,Â Episode 4,Â Episode 5,Â Episode 6,Â Episode 7,Â Episode 8Â andÂ Episode 9.
Courtesy of Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia, we were recently lucky enough to be the only Malaysian media to participate in a roundtable interview withÂ Marvelâ€™s What Ifâ€¦?Â Executive ProducerÂ Brad Winderbaum, Head WriterÂ AC Bradley, and DirectorÂ Bryan Andrews. You can check out that interview byÂ heading over here.