The Walt Disney Company is teaming up with Docomo, Japan’s leading mobile carrier, to launch a new streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- The new streaming service will offer content from all four Disney studios (Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Pixar and Lucasfilm).
- The service will launch next month as Japan prepares for the introduction of 5G.
- Docomo boasts more than 70 million subscribers, a roughly 45 percent market share in Japan.
- The second and third largest mobile carriers in Japan are both already partnered with Netflix.
- This isn’t the first time Docomo has partnered with Disney. The mobile carrier has offered Disney Mobile handsets with designs featuring popular characters for more than five years.
- Prices for the new streaming service have not yet been announced.
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