The Walt Disney Company's subscription video on demand (SVOD) service Disney+ has launched in Australia. 

As reported by Toy & Hobby Retailer in August, the streaming platform is priced at $8.99 per month and houses content from the company's porfolio of brands including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic as well as 30 seasons of The Simpsons, following Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox. 

500 films and 7,500 episodes of television feature on the platform and it is the exclusive streaming service for films released by The Walt Disney Company in 2019 and beyond. 

According to Disney the service has already received 10 million sign-ups (globally) since launching. 

The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Robert Iger said that the launch marks a milestone for the business. 

"The launch of Disney+ is a historic moment for our company that marks a new era of innovation and creativity.

"Disney+ provides an exceptional entertainment experience, showcasing our library of beloved movies, TV series and exclusive original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic," he said. 

However the launch didn't go entirely smoothly overseas, with reports stating that some accounts were hacked and sold on the dark web, a practice that has occurred on other streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Whether this happens to the Australian accounts is yet to be seen. 

Disney+ launched in Australia on 19 November, following the launch in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on 12 November. 

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