Our US readers don’t have too long to wait until the new Disney+ streaming service makes its debut on November 12 to take the fight to Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video. While that’s great news for them, those of us in Europe have a while longer to wait. Close on six months to wait as it turns out, which means that if you were looking forward to streaming The Mandalorian you may want to lock down those excitement levels.
You’ll need to set a reminder on your calendar for March 31st, 2020 which is when Disney+ finally launches in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, with launch dates for other countries set to be announced ‘soon’.
One of the reasons for the delay is that Disney already has partners showing its content outside of the US with exclusivity, which means that Disney has some negotiating to do before it can bring its own content on board. Much like what has happened with the Marvel content on Netflix with the shuttering down of hit shows such as Daredevil and The Punisher.
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