Things are about to get exciting for Disney fans in Malaysia.
Following the recent launch of Disney+ Singapore this February and the heart-shattering news that Disney will be shutting down their TV channels in the Southeast Asia region, Disney+ may just be making its way to Malaysian shores.
According to The Edge Markets, it is speculated that Disney+ will not only be setting up its own platform in Malaysia but will also have a working relationship with the country’s major platforms such as Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhd.
Addressing the speculations, Astro Malaysia has told fans and media to “wait for (the) official announcement.”
On the other hand, Telekom Malaysia has responded in support of Disney’s decision to move into the over-the-top space.
“We live in a time that high-quality broadband has enabled us to access a wide, rich, universe of entertainment that is ever-expanding,” said Telekom Malaysia. “As the nation’s primary provider of home broadband, Unifi will ensure that all our customers will continue to enjoy quality content on Unifi TV that meets their entertainment needs.”
Disney+ first launched in November 2019 and began making its way to Southeast Asia starting with India in April 2020, followed by Indonesia in September 2020 and Singapore in February 2021. As of March 2021, the streamer has amassed over 100 million subscribers worldwide.
With the streamer listing job openings in Kuala Lumpur, it will come to no surprise if Disney+ launches in Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia anytime soon.
As per Singapore’s launch, if you’re keen on signing up for the service the moment it drops, the main Disney+ link is your best bet.