Earlier this month, Disney Junior Asia announced on its Facebook page that its Disney channels had been removed from the Singtel and StarHub platforms.
For our viewers who have subscribed to Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Go Disney on Singtel and StarHub, we are disappointed to confirm that the Disney channels have been removed from their platforms. We have worked hard to reach a fair deal and despite their decision, we will continue to make our content available in Singapore.
– Disney Junior Asia on Facebook
It is speculated that this split is likely due to the impending Disney + threat on the horizon, as the streaming network has already been released in Japan.
Rumors of the launch of Disney + in Singapore have been spreading recently when the company recently launched Singapore-based jobs on its careers page.
Screenshot from the Disney website
Eight roles have been listed in Singapore since June 15:
- Graphic designer
- Director / Senior Manager of Brand Marketing & Partnerships
- Senior manager / manager of social media
- Senior manager for creative communication
- Senior Manager / Manager for PR & Communication
- Creative producer
- Partner engagement manager
- Subscription management manager
Could the fact that they are hiring in Singapore mean that this streaming service will soon be available on our shores? It is very likely.
Disney + is currently available in 12 countries, but has shared plans to go global soon.
The preliminary global rollout schedule is as follows, but may change due to the Covid 19 pandemic and other factors:
- Western Europe in the first half of 2020
- Eastern Europe in the first half of 2021
- Latin America in the first half of 2021
- The country in Asia and the Pacific will start in 2020 and 2021
When Disney + launches in Singapore, subscribers can expect on-demand films and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
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