New on TV today: Wednesday 18 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 May 2022
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Disney+ launches

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy, Reality

Disney+ launches

Disney+ is the latest streaming service to become available in South Africa, launching today with 1,000 films, a library of 1,500 series and 200 exclusive original series, movies and specials.

The service offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content.

With unprecedented access to Disney's long history of film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios.

Through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures and more.

At launch on 18 May, 2022, subscribers had access to Star Wars' The Book of Boba Fett and both seasons of The Mandalorian.

In addition, Disney+ is the home of the entire Skywalker saga, with Star Wars Episodes 1 through 9 streaming on the service.

There is also access to over 60 Marvel films including Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, and over 80 Marvel series including Moon Knight, Loki and WandaVision.

In addition there are over 100 titles from Disney and Pixar, including the Toy Story franchise, Luca; and from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Encanto; and Cruella starring Emma Stone as the legendary Cruella de Vil.

National Geographic documentaries include The Rescue and Free Solo, alongside other National Geographic series such as The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.

Titles available in general entertainment include the comedy series Only Murders in the Building, limited series Pam and Tommy, The Kardashians, Queens and mystery thriller Death on the Nile directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.

There is also The Simpsons and back seasons of Grey's Anatomy, 9-1-1 and Black-ish.


TVSA Channel Page: Disney+

Full list of shows and movies on Disney+ in South Africa

10 takeaways from the Disney+ South African launch upfronts

Love on the Spectrum U.S.

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

Love on the Spectrum U.S.

Love on the Spectrum follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

Following the success of the Australian series, this US-based series tells the stories of a unique and diverse cast of characters searching for something we all hope to find, love.

Finding love can be hard for anyone.

For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.


Channels in this post: Disney+, Netflix South Africa


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