Disney+ strikes exclusive distribution deal in Italy

Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has announced a multi-year deal with Disney that will see Disney+ exclusively carried by its TIMVision platform in the country.

The operator confirmed that the upcoming streamer will be offered in a bundle with its fibre broadband package.

Disney+ launches in Italy, along with the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on 24 March. They join the Netherlands, the only European country where Disney+ is currently available.

TIM CEO Luigi Gubitosi said: “We are proud that Disney has chosen TIM as its strategic partner in Italy. This is an agreement that is part of the alliance strategy with major international players that TIM is pursuing in various sectors, to offer cutting-edge products and services.”

The announcement comes at the end of a week when Disney agreed to a distribution deal with Comcast-owned Sky in the UK.

That non-exclusive deal will see the Disney+ app added to Sky Q in the country and also includes the first-pay window for 20th Century (fka 20th Century Fox) titles.

Disney has also unveiled its content lineup in the UK at launch, with over 500 films, more than 350 series and 26 originals.

Titles include iconic animated series The Simpsons, the entire library of Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel films, and Disney+ originals such as The Mandalorian and Lady & The Tramp.

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