Some time ago it came to light that Disney + streaming service was to be available in March in seven of its countries. Ευρώπης and in particular in England, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland. However, it has just been announced that the launch of Walt Disney's streaming service Disney + will be delayed in France two weeks from the scheduled date, at the request of the French government. Disney + will, however, be available, as planned, to the other six major European markets on March 24th. However, according to a company statement, Europeans subscribers will receive temporarily degraded quality video.
As Kevin Mayer, head of Disney's Direct-to-Consumer and International Business division, said as the company expects greater consumer demand, it is adopting measures to limit the use of bandwidth by at least 25% in the Coronavio Europe where it will be released. the service streaming Disney + on March 24th. This is because Disney had agreed to a European Union request for continuous video-streaming providers to ensure the smooth operation of the broadband infrastructure.
In the other six markets Disney + will follow the example of other streaming services (Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime) and its suggestions The European Union. In particular, YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Amazon Inc (AMZN.O) Prime video and Netflix (NFLX.O) have previously stated that they will "sacrifice" the quality of streaming on European Union to prevent online congestion, given that tens of millions of people are fleeing to teleworking after being forced to stay at home for some time in front of Koronoius.
Finally, this request was made to Companies by Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, in order to ensure the smooth operation of the broadband infrastructure during the quarantine period imposed, among other things, on Europe due to the Coronavirus.