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Disney+ to Launch in Canada and the Netherlands on Same Day as US

Streaming service will be available in Australia and New Zealand one week after Nov. 12 launch

Disney has set the first batch of global rollout plans for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, which will be available in Canada and The Netherlands on the same day it launches in the United States.

Disney+ will be available in those three territories beginning Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month (or $69.99 for the whole year), and will launch seven days later in Australia and New Zealand. Disney expects the streaming service to be available in all major international markets within its first two years.

In addition, Disney+ will be available at launch on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices that have global distribution deals with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony. At that time, it can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the ad-supported version of Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.

The agreements come ahead of this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, where Disney will debut the platform for attendees, who can sign up.

Along with housing titles from Disney brands including Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and its own vault, Disney+ will feature a number of original productions.

Among the original programming is “The Mandalorian,” the live-action “Star Wars” series helmed by Jon Favreau. Other series include a “Rogue One” prequel starring Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor; a “Monsters, Inc.” sequel, “Monsters at Work,” with Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprising their roles; a “Love, Simon” adaptation; and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

Additionally, Marvel Studios is developing four series centered around characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first will be “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in Fall of 2020, followed by “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “Hawkeye” and the animated “What If…” in 2021.