DStv to include Disney+ streaming service for subscribers

 ·25 Apr 2022

The MultiChoice Group will offer the Disney+ streaming service to its DStv subscribers in South Africa.

Disney+ will launch in South Africa on 18 May 2022 and will be available to DStv subscribers via the Explora Ultra decoder on the same day, MultiChoice said.

“In line with our business objective of adding value and enhancing our ecosystem, we are focused on making sure that all our customers can enjoy their favourite shows and movies anywhere, anytime, on our world-class platforms,” said Calvo Mawela, group chief executive of MultiChoice.

“The digital world has brought with it fundamental shifts and our customers are looking for convenient access to a portfolio of entertainment options. MultiChoice’s partnership with Disney+ leads with an expanded choice of content, ease and convenience of subscription and payment, with the DStv Explora Ultra as an enabler.”

Subscription offers via DStv and sign-up information will be shared in due course, MultiChoice said.

Disney+ launch

The Disney+ streaming service will launch with exclusive original content and thousands of episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star.

Shows which have already been confirmed at launch, include:

  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • The Mandalorian
  • Moon Knight
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings
  • Luca
  • Encanto
  • Cruella
  • The Simpsons
  • The Kardashians

Users will have access to features like high-quality viewing, up to four concurrent streams, 4k video quality for select titles and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set kids’ profiles to access age-appropriate content.

The Walt Disney Company has announced that South Africans can now register early to subscribe to its Disney+ streaming service, with the company offering an exclusive introductory offer of R950.

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