Wide range of Disney+ plans being offered by KT and LG U+
LG U+ and KT have set pricing for access to Disney+ via their mobile phones, and LG U+ set pricing for the service via IPTV.
A dizzying array of options is available.
Disney+ is offered at 9,900 won ($8.35) a month or 99,000 won for a year to everyone in Korea without any sort of package deal with a telecommunications company.
Customers that have KT and LG U+ can get special deals with their mobile plans.
LG U+ introduced four new 5G subscriptions that range from 95,000 won to 130,000 won a month and one LTE plan at 105,000 won that allows users to gain access to Disney+ for free.
People who sign up to LG U+ for the first time will get a three-month coupon for Disney+.
KT rolled out three new monthly mobile plans. Customers can choose between the 90,000 won, 110,000 won or 130,000 won plans and get access to Disney+ for free.
Customers currently using 5G monthly plans or certain types of LTE plans can get a month’s free trial coupon.
The two telecom companies have signed agreements with Walt Disney Korea to provide Disney+ at discounted prices for their telephone users, but LG U+ will be the only company to provide Disney+ through its IPTV services.
KT is still negotiating for an IPTV deal.
A monthly IPTV service plan priced at 24,600 won will let viewers log on to Disney+ on their televisions. Set top boxes will automatically be updated for existing customers.
Users of LG HelloVision’s cable TV service can sign up for the two new subscription plans at either 21,300 won or 22,400 won.
Existing LG U+ customers who renew IPTV plans of over 17,600 won or buy new phones will also get three months of free Disney+.
According to LG U+, the agreement with Walt Disney Korea is a part of their new “Why Not?” marketing strategy that they plan to expand in the future.
“When it comes to what customer need, we say, ‘Why Not?’ and we’ll make it happen,” said Chung Sue-hyun, executive vice president of consumer company at LG U+. “We plan on releasing new offers for our customers under the new strategy to give them an experience like no other.”
On Friday, Walt Disney will host the Disney+ Day as a global celebration of Disney+'s second anniversary as well as its rollout in eight markets, including Korea.
It will make available programs such as films and animations from the different properties owned by Walt Disney, such as Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star.
BY YOON SO-YEON [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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