Disney +: four questions about the streaming platform launched in the United States

Disney +: four questions about the streaming platform launched in the United States

A newborn baby arrives in the competitive sector of video streaming platforms. The giant Disney launches this Tuesday in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, Disney +, in direct competition with the industry leader, Netflix. Before arriving in France in March 2020, L'Express takes stock of what we know about this new platform. & Nbsp;

Disney + is available since Tuesday in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, at a price of 6.99 dollars per month (6.30 euros approximately), a price much lower than that of Netflix. Disney + has signed agreements with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, IG, Google and Amazon to ensure a good distribution of its video on demand subscription platform (SVod). & Nbsp;

Presented as a serious competitor for Netflix, the industry leader, Disney + will be available from November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. In Europe, and in particular in France, the service is expected from March 31, 2020. According to the letter A, Disney + should be marketed "in the form of paid options and in coupled offers" from Canal +, probably at a price of 6, 99 euros per month. The group hopes to attract between 60 and 90 million subscribers by 2024 worldwide. In 2019, Netflix claimed 139 million. & Nbsp;

As the Numerama site points out, it is not possible today to subscribe to Disney + from a country other than the United States, Canada or the Netherlands using a VPN: Disney having everything planned , he requests for the subscription phase a bank card whose domiciliation was made in the country of subscription. & Nbsp;

The Disney platform offers an impressive catalog of films with some 500 references, including Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel. Also on the menu, about 7,500 episodes of series, including the 30 seasons of The Simpsons. Obviously, Disney series and feature films are also present. & Nbsp;

However, not all of Disney's programs should be available, as Melty reports: controversial scenes have been removed from certain films. This is the case, for example, of the Dumbo sequence in which the crows sing "When I see an elephant fly", which was withdrawn from the version available on Disney + because of its racist character. Likewise, certain Disney films, whose broadcasting rights are held by competing channels or streaming services, will not be available on Disney +, such as Coco. & Nbsp;

In addition, the contents of the Disney + catalog will not be the same depending on the country. In France, due to a law - on the chronology of the media -, certain films may not be available on this type of platform until 36 months after their theatrical release. Thus, Captain Marvel, which is offered on Disney + in the United States, will not be able to appear in the French catalog before March 6 ... 2022. & nbsp;

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