Many of us Singaporeans might have grown up watching Disney shows on Starhub and Singtel’s cable TV.
However, things might change for our children or younger relatives as it was recently announced that Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Go Disney have been removed from both TV networks.
The news of the split came via Disney on its Disney Junior Asia Facebook page, where it wrote:
“To our viewers subscribed to Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Go Disney on Singtel and StarHub, we are disappointed to confirm that the Disney Channels have been removed from their platforms. We worked hard to come to a fair agreement, and despite their decision, we will continue efforts to make our content available in Singapore.”
The decision to have the aforementioned Disney channels removed from StarHub and Singtel’s platform is most probably due to the looming threat of Disney+ on the horizon, with the streaming network already releasing in Japan.
Cable network operators such as StarHub and Singtel are most likely concerned about how big of the TV market share in Singapore will be taken up by Disney+ should it release in Singapore.