The Walt Disney Company Italia and TIM announce a multi-year deal that builds upon an existing long-term relationship between the two companies. TIM will be the exclusive wholesale distributor of Disney+ in Italy through TIMVision. Starting from March 24, Disney+ will be offered to TIM’s new and existing customers in bundle with fiber packages.
TIM's CEO, Luigi Gubitosi, stated: “We are proud that Disney has chosen TIM as its strategic partner in Italy. This agreement comes within the strategy adopted by TIM to pursue alliances with major international players in various segments, to offer cutting-edge products and services. Adding Disney+ gives a major boost to the strategy of TIMVision as Italy's leading aggregator of premium content in the Italian Tv industry, in a context where convergence between telecommunications and content will play an increasingly key role in the group’s future, thanks to the development of ultrabroadband and 5G.”
Added Kevin Mayer, Chairman of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, “We’re delighted to count TIM among our launch partners and look forward to bringing their customers all of the amazing storytelling available on Disney+. We’ve created a unique experience geared toward our fans in Italy, who have a long-standing special affinity for Disney and the exceptional brands that make up our portfolio.”
Disney+ offers fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as exclusive original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for the service.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is the new streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2020 and beyond.
TIM is the largest Information and Communication Technology group in Italy. We bring to our customers in Italy and Brazil both landline and mobile voice and data services, premium digital entertainment contents for video, music and gaming, along with advanced cloud platforms and ICT solutions. Our packages are flexible and scalable according to privates’ or businesses’ needs, and are available on easy to access and multi-device platforms. For smart homes our Internet of Things product line; for citizens we have e-government services for a modern relationship with Public Administrations, healthcare, schools; for businesses virtual services and cloud computing. Abroad, TIM Brazil is one of the main players in the market, leading the country’s 4G coverage and focused on the further deployment of its UBB mobile and landline networks. Alongside TIM are some of the main Group companies: Sparkle, an international operator with one of the biggest and most advanced networks in the world, among the top 10 international service providers in the world. INWIT: the major Italian tower operator, that manages infrastructure for electronic communications, particularly installations that host radio transmission equipment for telecommunications and to broadcast television and radio signals. Olivetti: with digital skills in key sectors such as Machine to Machine and Internet of Things, as well as an offer of state-of-the-art hardware and software products. Over the last 16 years we have been included amongst the most important and selective stock market Sustainability indexes worldwide, as a result of our social and environmental commitment.
Rome, 5 March 2020