A total of 18 TV channels signed off on October 1, 2021
It's the end of an era with traditional TV channels closing one by one. A bold decision has been finalised with 18 Disney-owned TV channels closing down in the South East Asia region last October 21. This includes Singapore and Hong Kong.
According to whatsondisneyplus.com, The channels are as follows: Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life, FX, Fox Action Movies, Fox Family Movies, Fox Movies, Star Movies China, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 3, Star Sports, StarSports 2, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Nat Geo People, and SCM Legend. Only four channels, Star Chinese Channel, Star Chinese Movies, National Geographic Channel, and Nat Geo Wild are still available.
"As part of The Walt Disney Company’s global effort to pivot towards a DTC first model and further grow our streaming services, the company is consolidating its Media Networks business primarily in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. These efforts will help us align our resources more efficiently and effectively to current and future business needs," said a statement addressed to the employees.
Disney+ takes over, and, hopefully, will be made available in the Philippines soon.