After over 26 years of services, Disney Channel Taiwan on CH23 announced late last month plans to terminate operations in Taiwan starting Jan. 1 next year. The decision was made to make way for Disney+, a “video on demand” over-the-top streaming platform that is set to hit the Taiwanese market in November.
The Fox Networks Group’s Taiwan branch is also set to close five of its TV channels on Oct. 1. The five channels include Fox Crime, Fox Family Movies, FX, Channel V and Nat Geo People, which are currently available via Chunghwa Telecom Co’s multimedia-on-demand (MOD) or cable TV services. Its Fox News Channel is going to end on Jan. 1, too.
As foreign channels withdraw from Taiwan, Central News Agency launched TaiwanPlus (Taiwan+), a new English-language streaming platform on Aug. 30. Funded by the Ministry of Culture, the free video platform is the country’s first streaming platform targeting the English-speaking audience, as it tries to promote Taiwan to the world.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
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