Disney+ the latest streaming service to stick to European Union recommendations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, announcing that it'll launch tomorrow with reduced video quality in several countries.
Coronavirus has cause many folks self-isolating, meaning that point spent streaming is anticipated to extend. As a result, the EU has requested that streaming platforms, like Netflix and YouTube, limit their video bit-rates to avoid a network crash. Disney+’s response is to scale back its bandwidth capacities by 25% within the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland.
Furthermore, Disney+ has postponed the launch of its subscription service in France until a minimum of April 7. Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international division said, “In the coming days, we will be monitoring Internet congestion and working closely with iInternet service providers to further reduce bit rates as necessary to ensure they are not overwhelmed by consumer demand. We look forward to the launch of Disney+ and hope it will provide a much-needed respite for families in these challenging and trying times.”