Disney+ is now available in certain parts of the world, including our neighbour, Indonesia.
Malaysians were left wondering when will we be able to enjoy wholesome content on the streaming platform, which includes exclusive titles such as ‘Loki’, ‘WandaVision’ and many more.
We finally had a glimpse of hope following the appointment of our fellow countryman, Ahmad Izham Omar, as the the Executive Director of Content and Creative for Disney+ last year but it seems like another neighbour will be getting Disney+ first.
Malaysians still waiting for Disney+
According to Variety
, the streaming platform will be launched in Singapore on 23 February 2021 after signing a partnership with StarHub.
The Singaporean edition of Disney+ will include over 500 films and 15,000 episodes of content from six Disney brands: Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar and Star and will be available via TV, mobile, and broadband.
No word yet on how much customers are expected to pay for the platform.
Disney+ was launched in North America, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand in November 2019, with subsequent rollout in parts of Europe in March 2020, India in April and Indonesia in September last year.
Back in November 2020, Malaysians were thrilled over the possibility of Disney+ coming to Malaysia following Ahmad Izham Omar’s appointment.
He will be responsible for developing and producing original programming, as well as acquiring content and ensuring end-to-end title launch readiness on top of overseeing the production of surround content for major sports and general entertainment programs.
So, who knows, we might see a lot of Malaysian stuff on Disney+ down the road.
For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Malaysia will get access to Disney+ real soon.