The moment we have waiting for may come pretty soon. It may have been a somewhat frustrating test of our patience kind of wait for the streaming service of Disney+ to finally arrive on our shores but there are some signs that point to its arrival soon. After several rumors and delays, Disney+ looks to have the Philippines as their next target country of release which hopefully will occur before the year 2022 ends and the presence of some job openings and for-hire ads here in our country allude to this nearness of this occurrence.
It was confirmed back in October of 2021 that Disney+ was to be released in the Philippines but with no official release date up until today. The confirmation that we received way back in October 2021 was followed by the Disney+ website switching its announcement from “the service is not available in your region” to “The Keep Me Updated” option which lets users input their email to get constant updates.
That was admittedly a long time ago and the hope for the platform dropping on our side of the world started to dwindle. Until now that is. Ungeek spotted Disney Philippines post a job opening on LinkedIn for an Assistant Manager position for Social Media for Disney+. In the posting, it’s mentioned that this Assistant Manager position will take the lead in “Social Media Marketing for the launch of Disney+ in the Philippines.”
The same job listing was also posted on JobStreet as the website describes the role as the following “This role is a regional role based in the Philippines, responsible for leading Disney+ Social Media in the Philippines and regional campaigns for SEA markets.”
Aside from this role, Disney also has other open positions, including “Manager Brand And Content Marketing” and “Executive, Curation & Planning, Disney+, Philippines,” among others, that will handle Disney+-related responsibilities.
One of the interesting bits of information included in the job listing was the portion that stated: “regional support for Asian titles”. In the Qualifications part, “ideally someone who is incredibly passionate about Korea/Asian titles” is also listed. This makes the arrival of Disney+ in the Philippines all the more intriguing and exciting as it gives us the impression and notion that Kdramas and Asian content. This has already been seen with the release of Snowdrop and by the looks of this specific qualification, we may be able to look forward to other shows to drop on the platform as well once Disney+ becomes available in the Philippines.
These job openings are getting us excited for sure as it won’t be a surprise if we finally get Disney+ here in the Philippines before the year ends. When that time does finally arrive, we will join the rest of the world as we can binge-watch all our favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars shows and films.