Walt Disney Co. (DIS) owned streaming platform Disney+ has launched its streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa with an aim of making an entry into the markets where in a region categorized by high population rate of young people but few people using the services.
Disney+ says it has visited all the 16 Arab countries in the region and it’s on the process of coming up with tailor-made content for the region which will include Arabic subtitles more specifically for the popular content.
The pre-launch event took place in at Dubai Opera in which Mohamed Diab, the Egyptian director of Marvel Studios’ ‘Moon Knight’ was promoting the original superhero series, which is making its debut in the region.
Other companies offering similar streaming services in the region include Netflix Inc. (NFLX) which according to data from Digital TV Research has over 6.8 million subscribers in the region. Taking second position is Starzplay with just under 2 million followed closely by Amazon Prime which has 1.4 million subscribers