Disney+ will be launching next week on March 24 in many European countries which include the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.
Thousands of European Disney fans have being reaching out to Disney on social media asking for Disney+ to launch sooner. This is of course due to the many millions of people across the continent at home due to ￼Coronavirus. Naturally, this would help keep people entertained during this difficult time.
Disney confirmed on Twitter that they’re unable to move forward the launch date.
We hear you. As much as we’d love to, we can’t bring forward the launch of Disney+ in the UK. Less than 8 days to go… Take care ❤️
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) March 16, 2020
Keep in mind that Disney has already moved the launch forward once from March 31 to March 24.
There’s also more than likely contractual obligations with UK broadcaster Sky, pretending Disney+ from launching sooner.