Disney+ Launches in 8 More European Markets

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They include Portugal, Belgium and Sweden.

Walt Disney has launched its Disney+ streaming service in eight more European markets. They are Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

"We have surpassed 60.5 million paid subscribers globally, and today we continue our international expansion with the launch of Disney+ in eight countries," said Rebecca Campbell, chairman of Walt Disney direct-to-consumer and international. "As a major force in the global direct-to-consumer space we’re bringing high-quality, optimistic storytelling that you expect from our brands to even more people."

Disney+ includes library content from Disney and its various brands, as well as such originals as The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Marvel’s Hero Project, and Forky Asks A Question.

Subscription prices for Disney+ in the new markets were previously unveiled, including €6.99 ($8.30) per month, or €69.99 ($83) a year, in Portugal, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Disney had said in early August that Disney+ has reached 60.5 million subscribers worldwide, putting the streamer on track to outperform original subscriber expectations.

Other entertainment companies have also been rolling out their own branded streaming services, including AT&T/WarnerMedia's HBO Max and Comcast/NBCUniversal's Peacock. And ViacomCBS has been beefing up streaming services in the U.S. and various international countries that it is about to rebrand under a global brand name.