A recent job posting on LinkedIn may well suggest that Disney+ is finally ready to roll-out in the Malaysian market. With cinemas still unable to reel in the audiences due to the pandemic, streaming services have become one of the primary means of entertainment for most of us.
For the most part the major platforms – Netflix, HBO GO and Amazon Prime – have sufficed but there’s no doubt a lot of us are waiting for Disney+ to arrive on our shores. The service was launched in selected countries in November 2019.
From the get go, it was a hit largely due to its slate of offerings ranging from Marvel films to Star Wars. It also included content from Pixar and National Geographic. It also featured impressive original programs or Disney+ exclusive shows like The Mandalorian and soon-to-be launched shows like Wandavision.
However, those of us in this part of the world have had to wait a year now for the service to arrive but a recent posting on LinkedIn may well suggest that Disney+ is ready to roll-out in this market. The job in question was for a Customer Relationship Manager for Disney+ to be based in the Petaling Jaya office.
With the search on for personnel, it would suggest that Disney+ could finally appear on our radar here to occupy space on our smart devices. The company also seems to be ramping up the hiring with a position for Disney+, Manager – Growth & Acquisition for both Singapore & Malaysia.
As exciting as this may sound, fact of the matter is the launch of the service could take a while, so we may only see Disney+ here probably sometime in early 2021 at the earliest. We do wonder though, if and when the service is made available here, just how much content will be made available for this market.
We also do wonder if this will include Disney+ premium offerings such as Mulan, which was made available as an add-on cost for subscribers.
Disney+ costs USD6.99 (RM29) per month in the U.S. If the local version adopts the same price point, then it would make it highly-competitive against the other streamers that are already here. It would also add on to the massive 60 million subscriber base that the platform already has spread across the world.