The Walt Disney Company’s streaming service Disney+ will debut in Japan on June 11, as part of an exclusive partnership with local mobile phone and cable operator NTT Docomo. Current subscribers to Disney Deluxe – the service launched by Disney and NTT Docomo in March last year – will receive an automatic upgrade to Disney+ at no extra cost when it goes live.
New customers can subscribe to the service through NTT Docomo network at JPY700 ($6.49) per month, putting it under both the European and United States asking prices of €6.99 and US$6.99 per month, respectively.
At launch in Japan, Disney’s streaming platform will include more than 500 feature films and 100 series including Disney+ originals and other titles from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
“In APAC, Disney+ has successfully been launched in Australia and New Zealand, and recently in India with Disney+ Hotstar. We are thrilled to now bring the magic of Disney+ to our consumers in Japan, and to continue entertaining our loyal fans here with Disney’s heart-warming stories and beloved characters,” said Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company APAC.