Manila, Philippines–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ahead of the official launch of Disney+ in the Philippines on November 17, Alipay+ together with its e-wallet partner GCash announced today that they will offer Disney+ as part of a special package to users of the Philippines’ #1 e- wallet, GCash.
As part of an early bird deal from November 4 to November 16, GCash users in the Philippines with Alipay+ Rewards can sign up for the special package that includes Disney+ annual subscriptions when they pay with their GCash eWallet via Alipay+ Rewards on the GCash app.
Subscribers will be able to start streaming Disney+ from November 17 to watch exciting general entertainment content from iconic brands including Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Star.
“We are excited that very soon consumers in the Philippines will be able to access our vast library of entertainment content on Disney+ and connect with their favorite characters and stories whenever they want,” said David Shin, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, The Walt Disney Company. “Consumers will be able to stream exclusive originals, blockbusters, series, documentaries and incredible content from Disney’s iconic lineup of brands and franchises.”
Disney+ is the exclusive streaming home of an ever-growing library of global, regional and Asian language content, from blockbusters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to award-winning Pixar animation, to Korean content featuring BTS and other top Asian stars, under the Star brand.
Star also offers famous movies and series such as Emmy Award winners Grey’s Anatomy, Only Murders in The Building, The Bear, The Simpsons and The Kardashians. In addition, Star delivers exclusive originals produced in collaboration with producers and directors in the Asia Pacific region.
“As a company committed to delivering more value and choice to our customers, we are thrilled to bring Disney+ to consumers to offer access to a wide variety of global, regional and Asian language entertainment to consumers across the Philippines,” said Jing Yin, general manager of Global Strategic Accounts for the International Business Group at Ant Group. “With innovative payment and marketing solutions, Alipay+ acts as a cross-border financial link that enables consumers to make payments on global platforms to enjoy multiple rewards including world-class entertainment experiences through their preferred digital wallets.”
“Through GCash and Alipay+, Disney fans can enjoy their favorite movies and series with just a few taps. We recognize this significant opportunity in the entertainment and streaming space and have high hopes for Disney+ in the Philippines, we said Winsley Bangit, Chief Customer Officer at Mynt – operator of GCash.
Following the debut of Disney+ on November 17, consumers in the Philippines can continue to use their GCash eWallets via Alipay+ to subscribe to the popular global streaming service.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, along with The Simpsons and much more. The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unparalleled access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and TV entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on select compatible mobile and connected TV devices.
Alipay+ provides unified global mobile payment and marketing solutions that connect merchants with multiple e-wallets and payment methods from different countries and regions by collaborating with global partners. Consumers can easily use their preferred local payment methods while shopping seamlessly in another market and can enjoy promotional offers from merchants through Alipay+. Alipay+ is developed by Ant Group, the owner and operator of Alipay, one of the world’s leading digital open platforms.
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 financial app in the Philippines. Through the GCash app, 69M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner invoices nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; buy from over 5.2 million partner retailers and social sellers; and access savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all using their smartphones. GCash is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.
GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.