This summer, audiences in Latin America will be able to enjoy even more streaming content including beloved animated comedies, regional favorites and live sports events when Star+ launches in August.

What’s Happening: 

  • The Walt Disney Company has announced that Star+ will launch in Latin America on August 31st as a standalone streaming service.
  • Star+ will offer a full slate of ESPN content, including live events from the top leagues and sports shows; series, animated comedies, movies, documentaries; and regional and international original Star productions, including exclusive content.
  • The service will be available on Internet-connected devices and users can subscribe separately for $7.50 per month (or the local equivalent) or as part of a bundled offer with Disney+ for $9.00 per month (or the local equivalent).
  • Disney has already started the rollout of Star and Star+ streaming services in select global markets.  
  • Yesterday, during Disney’s Q2 earnings call, Disney reaveald that the launch of Star+ was pushed back from June to August to take advantage of a strong sports calendar.

What They’re Saying:

  • Diego Lerner, President, The Walt Disney Company Latin America explained what the service will bring to the Latin American market and the importance of providing a wide slate of content to consumers.

“Star+ will offer a never-before-seen customized experience and will expand our connection with the different audiences. The strength of the content, that will include all of ESPN, makes Star+ a unique and relevant offering with its own identity that will become a recognized digital service, independent from Disney+. Having said that, its arrival will represent a service that is complementary to Disney+ and it will consolidate The Walt Disney Company’s presence in Latin America’s streaming market. With Star+, we will also reinforce our constant commitment of over 20 years to develop, produce, and offer local content that represents the taste of consumers of the whole region, producing original content with well-known local production companies and talents, to tell stories that connect with Latin American audiences. We will do so through different genres, addressing original fiction stories, and social and historic themes that are relevant and of general interest.”

About Star+

  • Star+ is a freestanding general entertainment and sports streaming service launching in most Latin American countries on August 31st.
  • It is complementary to, but independent from Disney+ in this region.
  • The service is the home for exclusive premieres of general entertainment TV series and movies from The Walt Disney Company’s content studios, including:
    • Disney Television Studios
    • FX
    • 20th Century Studios
    • STAR Original Productions
    • National Geographic Original Productions
    • Live sports from ESPN