After Disney announced that it will remove its content from Netflix in 2019 to create its own OTT in the United States, the streaming giant said that the end of the licensing agreement will not affect Latin America.
“US Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018. We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company globally on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV,” said a Netflix spokesperson to Engadget.
In its Twitter account for Latin America, Netflix also posted: “Remember when we told you that the titles work differently in each region? Disney and @NetflixLAT are still faithful friends”. In turn, in another post, the company indicated that Disney’s decision “will have no impact in Latin America, only in the US”.
A spokesman told Spanish newspaper El Economista that the “offers with Disney outside the US remain exactly the same.” Beyond this, Netflix gave no further details nor posted an official statement on its website.
Disney CEO, Robert Iger told analyst to think of Disney-branded streaming platform as a global service. In this sense, the executive said the company will rollout the service in multiple markets outside the United States, based on existing distribution agreements and different market dynamic.