Disney+ rolls out to Mexico and Latin America in November

05/08/2020

Disney+, the entertainment company's streaming offering, will begin operations in Latin America, including Mexico, in November 2020. Last year in November, Disney + was launched in the United States as well as in Eastern Europe, India, and Japan.

According to information Disney itself shared, Latin America would no longer have to wait until 2021. Rather, Disney Plus will arrive in 2020 so that everyone can enjoy it properly. Image: Disney
According to information Disney itself shared, Latin America would no longer have to wait until 2021. Rather, Disney Plus will arrive in 2020 so that everyone can enjoy it properly. Image: Disney

The Walt Disney Company Iberia and Telefónica announced that Movistar will be the strategic ally for the distribution of Disney+ at its launch in Spain. Although the OTT has not yet been launched in Latin America, Telefónica has integrated Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in countries in the region, and is expected to offer its customers access to Disney's platform for an additional monthly fee.

Although there is no official confirmation that Disney+'s distribution agreement by Telefonica will be extended to Latin America, the company integrated Netflix in its TV platforms in the region in 2018. The agreement included the integration of Netflix's app in Movistar TV's STBs and the possibility of accessing OTT from Movistar Play, added to the option of paying the subscription through Telefonica's bill. E

The agreement also provided for the incorporation of Netflix into some mobile data plans without consuming its standard data packages. In February, Mauricio Vásquez, TV and Video Manager of Movistar Colombia, announced that Netflix and Movistar partnered to offer Netflix memberships in the country.

In October 2018, Vivo, the brand under which Telefonica operates in Brazil, announced the integration of Netflix into its IPTV platform, which allowed the company's customers with an OTT subscription to access content through Vivo TV's STB and remote control. A month before, Vivo also announced an agreement with Amazon to offer OTT Prime Video as an additional service, which would allow Telefonica's fixed and mobile customers in the country to access the content with three months of courtesy and pay the OTT subscription from their monthly bill. 

In September 2019, Movistar announced the integration of Amazon Prime Video into its OTT Movistar Play platform in Argentina, and, at the end of last year, the integration of Amazon Prime Video into Movistar Play in Chile was also announced.