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'Star' is the new home for Disney-owned content outside the U.S.

Star with Disney+
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Disney today announced its strategy for Disney-owned content outside of the United States that also doesn't quite fall under the traditional Disney+ umbrella. As had been previously announced, it'll fall under the "Star" brand. That's where you'll find content from the 21st Century Fox side of the shop.

If that's a little confusing, you're not alone. But think of it like this: If it's on Hulu in the United States — or FX on Hulu, or any of the other places Disney-owned content has ended up — you'll find it on Star in some form outside of the United States.

But how you watch things will differ a little depending on where you live. In Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Star will be integrated into Disney+ and appear within the Disney+ app.

You don't get something for nothing, though, and in those nations the price of Disney+ will increase by the equivalent of €2.

Latin America will see a different strategy, however, with a dedicated Star+ streaming service, due in no small part to it having a stronger sports offering.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of