Disney+ Launches Streaming in MENA on June 8- What You Need to Know

Disney has recently announced that it will launch in Saudi Arabia and across 15 MENA nations on June 8. The prices for the Kingdom are set at SR29.99 per month, or users can pay SR298.99 for an annual subscription.

Thanks to the launch of Disney, viewers in MENA nations would be able to stream exclusive original content, which includes thousands of episodes and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and original Walt Disney animated movies. Popular contents to check out are "101 Dalmatians," "Mulan," "The Lion King."

People in MENA nations who subscribe to Disney will also get to view and enjoy Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning "Encanto," Disney and Pixar's Academy Award-nominated "Luca," and Academy Award-winning "Cruella."

Access to Disney will also provide access to globally popular TV shows like "The Simpsons," "The Mandalorian," and "Grey's Anatomy" to subscribers across all regions.

Disney+ said, "Users will have access to high-quality viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices, Imax Enhanced for selected titles (where available), and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy-to-navigate child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content."

The complete list of 42 nations where Disney+ is expected to launch is below.

·       Albania

·       Algeria

·       Andorra

·       Bahrain

·       Bosnia and Herzegovina

·       Bulgaria

·       Croatia

·       Czech Republic

·       Egypt, Estonia

·       Greece

·       Hungary

·       Iraq

·       Israel

·       Jordan

·       Kosovo

·       Kuwait

·       Latvia

·       Lebanon

·       Libya

·       Liechtenstein

·       Lithuania

·       Malta

·       Montenegro

·       Morocco

·       North Macedonia

·       Oman

·       Palestine

·       Poland

·       Qatar

·       Romania

·       San Marino

·       Saudi Arabia

·       Serbia

·       Slovakia

·       Slovenia

·       South Africa

·       Tunisia

·       Turkey

·       United Arab Emirates

·       Vatican City

·       Yemen

Disney+ will also launch in these territories:

·       Faroe Islands

·       Åland Islands

·       Sint Maarten

·       Svalbard & Jan Mayen

·       British Indian Ocean Territory

·       Gibraltar

·       Pitcairn Islands

·       St Helena

·       French Polynesia

·       The French Southern Territories

·       St. Pierre and Miquelon


Expansion Plans

For those late in the room, Disney+ was launched first in the US and select global markets, including Canada and the Netherlands, in November 2019. After the launch, there was a period of winding down contracts with rivals to take key Disney properties back into house ownership.

Disney also licensed numerous properties to an international patchwork of broadcasters and streaming services before the launch. Until recently, the Middle Eastern rights to much Disney+ content were held by OSN under the Disney+ on OSN banner.

After Disney+ was launched, the brand had a successful trial of a prototype DisneyLife streaming service in the UK. The full Disney+ service replaced it in early 2020.

Disney+ is available in more than 80 nations and territories and has claimed 196.4 million global subscribers at the time of writing this article. It was shared in its earnings report for the first quarter of 2022. The launch in MENA countries and territories is a part of the brand's expansion plans.

If Disney+ is coming to your country/territory also, make sure you check out this list of 50 Best TV shows and movies to watch.






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