International markets today are all a buzz with news that Disney+ is now offering the Star brand to its lineup of content. Fully integrated into Disney+ in these markets, Star has its own dedicated brand page featuring a robust collection of general entertainment movies, television, documentaries, and more, along with Star-branded exclusive originals and local productions being created for the service.
Star joins the existing line up that US viewers are familiar with including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. The Star brand launched today on Disney+ in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe. In Singapore, Disney+ with Star launched today becoming the first market to launch with the new general entertainment brand.
This explains why you might have seen Disney+ tweets lately referencing things like WWE, Family Guy, X-files and other content that is not available in the US. As you might expect, some of this content is less than family-friendly so the service has also added parental controls.
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) February 23, 2021
As part of today’s launch, Disney+ has added new parental controls, including the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content ratings and the ability to add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.
Disney+ with Star will continue its global rollout in new markets later this year with Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, and in Latin America, the general entertainment offering will launch as a separate streaming service, Star+.
A Wide Range of Content
The Star brand serves as home to thousands of hours of movies and shows from Disney General Entertainment Content, including Disney Television Studios (ABC Signature and 20th Television), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and more.
Popular titles available through Star include fan-favorite TV series like Grey’s Anatomy, 24, The X-Files, Lost and Family Guy. FX’s innovative comedy and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Atlanta by Donald Glover, ABC’s Emmy® Award and Golden Globe®-nominated comedy series black-ish starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi, Shonda Rhimes’s critically-acclaimed legal drama Scandal and feminist comedy Dollface created by Jordan Weiss are now available for subscribers to watch. Plus, award-winning movies like The Favourite and The Grand Budapest Hotel, along with classics such as Pretty Woman, Die Hard 2, The Devil Wears Prada, and Moulin Rouge, all now streaming from Star on Disney+.
Exclusive Star Originals
Star also delivers brand-new originals from Disney Television Studios in International markets, with over 35 first-run series set to premiere by the end of the first year.
Titles now streaming in select markets include crime thriller Big Sky from visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing); Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker (This Is Us) and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) and adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer’s assistant on Rick & Morty). Drama series Helstrom, executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb, will also be available at launch. Title accessibility will vary by region.
Additionally, as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop, and produce regional productions, Star will bring an array of locally produced Originals in regions where available, with an ambitious slate already announced in Europe.
See it for Yourself
Disney+ with Star streaming service is available now in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, and Singapore.