Disney+ closing in on content deal with Sky

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Disney+ is close to signing a multi-year integration deal with TV provider Sky, according to the Telegraph.

The deal may be similar to the one Sky signed last week as part of a renewal with Netflix.

According to the report, the terms would allow Sky to fully integrate Disney+ with other programming, whereas Sky competitors such as Virgin Media and BT could only carry the Disney+ app.

Eying up a European launch date of March 24, the deal would mean Disney+ would launch on Sky in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland.

Under Sky UK's recent integration deal with Netflix, Sky pay-TV subscribers continue to have access to some Netflix content via the Netflix app.

Premium Sky Q TV box subscribers will have the option of paying £5.99 per month, as an item on their Sky bill, for Netflix’s basic plan.