Disney announced the news during its conference call to discuss quarterly results.will launch in major European markets -- the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and "a number of other countries in the region" -- on March 31, CEO Bob Iger said Thursday.
That will come about 20 weeks after the service debuts in the US, Canada and the Netherlands Tuesday. That should be well after the first season concludes for Star Wars spinoff series and probably the service's most anticipated original show at launch., Disney Plus' big-budget
Disney Plus is perhaps the most high-profile example of traditional Hollywood reorienting to compete in streaming video against the likes of Disney is aiming to pull all its content off other services and consolidate it with original programs on its own service., and -- soon -- . With tech giants pouring money into their own TV shows and movies and luring consumers away from traditional pay TV,
will launch Nov. 12 and cost $7 a month.