Disney Plus’ launch in France pushed ahead to week of 7 April

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March 23, 2020, 9:59 AM UTC

Regions will also see reduced streaming quality.

As per a Reuters piece cited in the article, in accordance with government requests in France, the release of Disney Plus in the country has been delayed. The launch has been moved from 24 March to the week of 7 April 2020.

It remains unclear currently whether launches in other countries (including the UK) will be delayed or not. Further, new subscribers across Europe will see a reduction in streaming quality once the service launches.

Disney Kevin Mayer states that overall bandwidth utilisation will be brought down by at least 25% in the markets where Disney Plus was to launch on 24 March. The article provides that other streaming platforms have also committed to reduce video playback streams to decrease broadband strain.

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