In Europe, Star will cost €8.99 per month, with similar pricing in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It expects to reach a total of 230 million to 260 million global subscribers by 2024, roughly triple its 87 million subscribers as of December 2.
Shares of Disney rose as much as 11 per cent to a record US$171 in NY trading Friday.
Star, the South Asian entertainment service acquired from News Corp, will launch in Europe and other worldwide markets on February 23, 2021 as a fully integrated part of Disney+.
Future plans include 10 series from the Marvel division, 10 Star Wars TV series, and another 15 programs from Disney live action, Disney animation and Pixar.
Star Wars has plenty of animated shows but foraying into Japanese anime is definitely a huge step forward in representation and cross-cultural stories.
If it wasn't abundantly clear that content is king, especially in the Covid-19 era, Disney hammered that point home Thursday when it previewed dozens of new series and movies for its Disney+ streaming service. It will also arrive in Singapore on February 23, 2021, followed by Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea later in 2021. Are you excited about all the new Star Wars content? Coming to theaters and Disney+ March 5, 2021. Star will host thousands of hours of content from Disney studios, FX, 20th Century, and 20th Television. "Star will offer approximately 50 local originals each year, by FY24", the company said. Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the prequels, will reprise his role as Death Vader in "Obi-Wan Kenobi", with Ewan McGregor.
According to Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Andor will take place five years before Rogue One.
Marvel's Loki series will air on Disney+.
Meanwhile, a number of animated Star Wars series have been announced following the conclusion of both Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. For Marvel, there's Secret Invasion, Ironheart, and Armor Wars, as well as the previously announced She-Hulk.