We’ve been waiting for what seems like ages on this side of the pond to know when Disney Plus’ UK release date would be revealed, and it finally has (about time).
Disney took to their social media accounts (all of them) to reveal that their streaming service would be made available to UK customers on March 31st, 2020.
This to me seems like a rather long time to wait and I went into why Disney Plus has been delayed here in the UK and other European territories.
It turns out that it’s all to do with contracts. Disney and Sky had a working agreement that meant that many of Disney’s properties could be shown and streamed on Sky’s platforms including the like of the Sky Movie Store, Now TV and Sky’s dedicated Sky Disney channel.
So, Disney’s lawyers had to work out a way to get out of these contracts, and it turns out they managed to do that, or they just wanted until the contracts ran out.
This means that Disney Plus streaming service will be delayed by a few months for UK and European customers.
Disney Plus’ UK release date has been revealed (finally)
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The delay wouldn’t really matter, however, they are releasing a Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, on November 12th in the US, Canada and The Netherlands, which means that most people will either have to wait to watch the show or find alternative means to get to see the new series.
This means that many people out there will download the show illegally (it’s bound to happen).
It’s especially true since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming out in December (December 19th here in the UK), and many fans in the UK and Europe will want to get up to date with all Star Wars content before watching the movie.
What do you think of Disney Plus’ delay in the UK and other European markets? Will you be purchasing Disney Plus in the UK when it’s made available on March 31st? Let us know in the comments below.
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