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Disney+ to Launch Star Brand in Canada on Feb. 23

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Robert A Iger

At Disney Investor Day, the company announced new shows and titles coming soon to its streaming service, Disney+.

For Canada, along with Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other markets, Star will launch soon, the general entertainment content brand outside of the United States, essentially its Hulu replacement for international Disney+ subscribers.

Star will be the sixth brand tile within the Disney+ app and will be a free tier, adding shows and movies from FX and 21st Century Fox, Disney Television Studios, blockbuster films and more.

As for what’s coming to Disney+ over the next few years? “Over the next few years, roughly 10 @Marvel series, 10 @StarWars series, 15 Disney live action, @DisneyAnimation, and @Pixar series, plus 15 all-new Disney live action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features will be released directly on @DisneyPlus,” explained the company on Twitter.

Other shows you can expect coming soon:

  • Raya and the Last Dragon is coming to theaters and on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access on March 5, 2021
  • Only Murders in the Building reunites two comedy icons: Disney Legend @SteveMartinToGo
    and Martin Short, who will be joined by the one and only @SelenaGomez! Coming to @Hulu and Star
  • The Dropout will tell the story of the con artist, played by Kate McKinnon, that captured the world. Coming to @Hulu and Star
  • Dopesick is a harrowing new drama series inspired by true events. The all-star cast include @MichaelKeaton, @PeterSarsgaard and @RosarioDawson. Coming to @Hulu and Star.

Disney says across Disney+, Hotstar, Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney direct-to-consumer services, they have a staggering 137 million subscriptions. In just over a year since its launch, Disney+ alone grew to 86.9 million subscribers. In comparison, Netflix plans to surpass 200 million global subscribers by the end of 2020.

In 2021, Disney+ will launch in Eastern Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, and more.

…developing, refresh for updates

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