Disney+ will be available to DStv subscribers via the Explora Ultra

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Disney+ will launch in South Africa in 2022.
Disney+ will launch in South Africa in 2022.
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MultiChoice announced on Monday that it would bring Disney+ to DStv subscribers in South Africa.

The streaming service, which will launch in South Africa on 18 May, will be available to DStv subscribers via the Explora Ultra decoder on the same day.

Disney+ will join Netflix SA and Amazon Prime Video which are already available on the DStv Explora Ultra as subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) apps.

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said: "This is yet another proud milestone in our partnership with the MultiChoice Group. We are delighted to be collaborating to bring South African DStv subscribers access to Disney's incredible catalogue of films, series and exclusive content."

"In line with our business objective of adding value and enhancing our ecosystem, we are focused on making sure that all our customers can enjoy their favourite shows and movies anywhere, anytime, on our world-class platforms," said Calvo Mawela Group CEO of MultiChoice in a statement.

"The digital world has brought with it fundamental shifts, and our customers are looking for convenient access to a portfolio of entertainment options. MultiChoice's partnership with Disney+ leads with an expanded choice of content, ease and convenience of subscription and payment, with the DStv Explora Ultra as an enabler."

Disney said in a statement that subscription offers via DStv and sign-up information will be shared in due course.

READ MORE | Disney+ is coming to South Africa soon: Here are 9 things you need to know before the launch

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