The Walt Disney Company has revealed its launch plans for Disney+ in more than 40 countries this summer. The streamer will first launch in South Africa on 18 May, followed by a host of other countries in June, including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen on 8 June.
After that, it will be the turn of Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Vatican City will then follow on 14 June, along with Israel on 16 June. Disney+ will also arrive at the Faroe Islands, Åland Islands, Sint Maarten, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, British Indian Ocean Territory, Gibraltar, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, French Polynesia, the French Southern Territories, and St. Pierre and Miquelon Overseas Collective.
In Europe, the standard monthly pricing in countries using the euro will be €7.99 or €8.99, while the annual cost will be either €79.90 or €89.90. All subscribers will be able to watch original content, including "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian" and "The Book Of Boba Fett," as well as Marvel shows "Hawkeye" and "Loki," and further movies and shows from brands including Disney, Pixar, National Geographic and more, ranging from "The Simpsons" to "Pam & Tommy."
The new schedule comes after The Walt Disney Company delayed the launch of its streaming service in Eastern Europe from late 2021 to summer 2022. Moreover, earlier this month, the company unveiled plans to add an AVOD tier to Disney+ before the end of the year, marking the first time the service will have an alternative to its SVOD strategy.