Walt Disney’s online video service (OTT)’Disney Plus’ is about to land in the Korean market. The industry predicts that Disney Plus will start domestic service in next month.
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According to the online rating service of the Video Rating Committee on the 28th, Disney’s original content has recently been deliberated on rating classification. These contents are’Lady and the Tramp’,’Toe Shoes Season 1′, and’Mandalorian Season 1′, which are representative original contents of Disney.
Normally, the deliberation of the Video Rating Committee is completed within 10 days of receipt. Considering that the date of receipt of’Toe Shoes Season 1’is on the 23rd, it is calculated that streaming is possible in Korea at the beginning of next month.
In the related industry, the rumors of Disney Plus’s May release are fueling. The fact that Disney Plus’ new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series’Rocky’ will be unveiled in June is also a basis for adding weight to the possibility of a Disney Plus release in May.
‘Wanda Vision’, the first runner of the Marvel series drama, which is Disney’s core content, was unveiled at Disney Plus in January, followed by’Falcon & Winter Soldier’ in March. The third runner,’Rocky’, is set to be released in June.
In order to continue the box office fire of the Marvel series and to preoccupy an advantageous position in the competition with Netflix, which entered the Korean market, launching in May is inevitable prior to the release of the killer content’Rocky’.
In addition, Disney made a decision to stop supplying Disney content that was provided to OTT Wave in Korea. Wave announced on the 2nd that it will suspend its service of 100 Disney group-affiliated movies such as’Frozen’,’Finding Nemo’, and’Doctor Strange’ at the request of the rights company. This content is only available until the 30th of this month. Earlier, when Disney released Disney Plus in 2019, it stopped supplying its own content to Netflix.
An industry insider said, “Disney wants to launch Disney Plus in Korea for Children’s Day on May 5th,” and said, “It seems that the service will start in the next month at the latest.”
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