Disney is making its new Disney Plus streaming add-on, Star, available to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada next month…
Back in August of last year, rumors began to swirl about Disney’s intention to offer some type of adults-only, R-rated section within its Disney+ streaming service. Then in November, new reports suggested the media giant would indeed do just that. At the time, new Twitter and Instagram (@disneyplusstar) accounts were created and verified, and locked as private, meaning they were most likely official. Now, Disney is informing Disney+ subscribers that its new Star brand will go live on February 23rd.
New Disney Plus Star Streaming Service Debuts February 23rd in Select Regions
For those unfamiliar, Star is a Disney brand that includes Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, and more. But, it won’t be limited to just those productions’ content. Instead, the new Disney+ Star will also include regional programming. So, it is basically Hulu (which is only available in the United States), but populated solely with Disney material.
Star will join five other choices — Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic — in the newly announced markets which will include original titles Big Sky and Love, Victor, as well as shows like 24, Atlanta, Black-ish, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Prison Break, and some Die Hard movies.