The service starts in the UK on the 24th, but when I go to the Disney site, I don`t see the countdown or the pre-sale offer (I managed to subscribe early when I was at university in England), all I see is « Disney is not available in your area ». I was really baffled, because there is no official press release saying that the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands will have access to the service when they are launched in the UK, but the subscription agreement stipulates that it regulates the people of those countries. In August 2016, Disney acquired a minority stake in BAMTech (a spin-off of MLB Advanced Media`s streaming technology business) for $1 billion, with the possibility of acquiring a majority stake in the future. Following the purchase, ESPN announced plans for an « over-the-top » technology-based project (ESPN) to oust its existing linear television services.   On August 8, 2017, Disney raised its option to acquire a majority stake in BAMTech for $1.58 billion, bringing its share to 75%. In addition to the acquisition, the company also announced plans for a second disney brand direct-to-consumer service, which will tap into its entertainment content, which is expected to be released after the end of the existing distribution contract with Netflix in 2019.   Shortly thereafter, Agnes Chu, Story and Franchise Development Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, was appointed senior vice president of content.  Chu led two projects to launch the new unit. First, Disney had to verify precisely what content could be immediately made available, physically and legally, via a streaming service, which meant physically checking all contents of Disney`s recently restored coffers, and checking « paper binders with legal agreements » to identify potential obstacles.
 Second, Chu met with the leaders of Disney`s various content-producing divisions to begin brainstorming, projects that would be adapted to publish on a streaming service and not in cinemas.  Chu left the city in August 2020.  Disney offers comprehensive support to devices, streaming tstreaming on mobile phones, tablets, computers, connected TVs and streaming media boxes. The company has global distribution agreements with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, Sony, Amazon, Samsung and LG. This includes the creators of: Hello everyone, I live on the Isle of Man and I was wondering if you would be able to discuss the subscription agreement to Disney.