Originally Posted by Worf
It's likely because the Disney rewards isn't available outside North America, and Europe probably has fewer/no digital copy options that work through the continent. Or the fact that there's a dozen different languages spoken there so you can't really have one digital copy download, unlike here where English works pretty much all around - you can ignore French and Spanish language versions. (All mine are shown as "digital copy in English only"). Can't really do that in Europe.
Disney supports iTunes digital copies and most iTunes movies I've dealt with in recent years have anywhere from 3-5 spoken soundtrack languages plus up to over 20 subtitle language options and there's no reason a digital code couldn't be redeemed from any country on the localized version of iTunes so I don't know why they couldn't support digital copies in Europe. I mean do they think Europeans don't like convenience on their laptops, phones and tablets? Or do they think they're living in the stone ages over there still? I could see the codes might not work in another country, but Beauty and the Beast (UK version, not Germany, France or Latvia) came with no digital copy code period while every version in the US has a digital copy included (the reward points by comparison are neither here nor there in that regard, but generally speaking it's the same code here and Disney "Everywhere" gives you versions in whatever shared format they use including UV for Vudu, etc.).
I'm also pretty sure I have at least a few UK imports that do have digital copies included (yes indeed; I have Resident Evil: The Final Chapter sitting right here from the UK and it includes a UV digital copy (proving they do have it in the UK, at the very least), although I haven't tried redeeming it since I already have a 2D US BD digital copy registered as I went and bought it when I saw there was no 3D version in the US and I couldn't find a reasonable priced import at the time (until I found Zavvi, which with US currency trades often costs LESS than the US versions even with shipping; that's why I ordered Cars 1 & 2 from the UK instead of buying the US versions. I saved like $35 total at $16 each + $3 shipping versus $45 and $23 respectively for the US versions. The Cars 1 might be a collector's only version in the US, but I just want the movie so $16 beats $45 by a mile in that regard). As for Ultraviolet, I don't know what all they might include outside the US, but as long as you can specify your location in your account, I don't know why it would be a problem assigning a localized language version for that account (god knows they make plenty of localized Blu-Rays easy enough).
Plus, it's likely the digital copy only works in the country where that disc was sold.
I can't confirm or deny that at the moment (I'd try the UK code, but I already have the UV digital copy from the US version. I could try giving it to a friend to try to find out, I suppose). There's no theoretical reason why it couldn't work if they allow it. UV is UV and as for iTunes, it's available in a lot of countries, even China.
It doesn't matter much as I can make my own digital copy. I'm just stating what it did and did not come with. Given you can't get a US 3D version at all right now, I'm just happy it's not region encoded.