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Technology Disney + passes the milestone of 50 million paying subscribers

08:25  09 april  2020
08:25  09 april  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Disney+ To Hit 202M Global Subscribers By 2025, Boosted By COVID-19 – Report

  Disney+ To Hit 202M Global Subscribers By 2025, Boosted By COVID-19 – Report Streaming, a silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic for hard-hit media companies, will boost many fortunes in the coming years — none more so than Disney’s. That’s the upshot of a new forecast by UK firm Digital TV Research. It sees Disney+ getting a big lift from COVID-19, which has kept millions of people indoors across the world, with the platform reaching 202 million global subscribers by 2025. That’s way up from the company’s previous outlook for 126 million, and well ahead of Disney’s own predicted range of 60 million to 90 million by 2024.

Disney + is exceeding expectations with Walt Disney Studios reporting 50 million paid subscribers worldwide in less than six months since launch. Disney announced today that Disney + has surpassed 50 million paid subscribers around the world. The milestone comes shortly after the

Topline: Disney DIS + racked up more than 50 million subscribers in its first five months, the company announced Wednesday, passing a milestone that took Netflix is still king, with 167 million subscribers worldwide, and Amazon AMZN is just behind with 150 million members (though that is

Disney+ passe le cap des 50 millions d'abonnés payants © Bloomberg / Getty Images Disney + passes the milestone of 50 million paying subscribers In February the platform already had more than 28 million subscribers. Netflix still remains the market leader in video streaming.

Five months after its launch in the United States and when it has just arrived in France , the Disney + streaming video platform now displays more than 50 million paying subscribers worldwide. "We are honored that Disney + appeals to millions of people and this bodes well for our future expansion in Western Europe, Japan and throughout Latin America later this year," said Kevin Mayer, president of the activities in direct relation with the consumers of the Disney group, in a press release published Wednesday. Disney + came on the scene in November in North America, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. For a few dollars or euros per month, it gives access to original programs (including "The Mandalorian", which takes place in the Star Wars universe), more than 500 films and thousands of episodes of series.

Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months

  Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months Disney+ hasn’t had much trouble attracting customers now that its honeymoon phase is over. Disney has revealed that its streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers in the five months since launch. International expansion played a significant role, as you might have guessed. In addition to European launches, last week’s India launch added another 8 million. That was helped by an attachment to the existing Hotstar service in the country, but it’s still no small feat. Disney+ on iPhone XS While the company didn’t go into depth explaining its growth, there are a number of likely factors at work.

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday Disney + has garnered over 50 million paid users globally, with 8 million of them coming from India where the streaming service was launched last week. The service was rolled out in eight European countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany

Robert A. Iger, Disney ’s executive chairman, spent years laying the groundwork for its Disney Plus streaming service.Credit The Walt Disney Company.

In early February, the platform had already won over 28 million subscribers, exceeding its own forecasts, according to Bob Iger, former boss of the Enchanted Kingdom, who passed on shortly after. For the past two weeks it has been deployed in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. In India, Disney + has 8 million subscribers, acquired since last week, when the service became available there via the Hotstar platform.

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The press release does not mention the Covid-19 pandemic, which led the authorities of many countries to confine their populations to curb the spread of the virus. The time spent on social networks and entertainment platforms has exploded since half of humans are trapped in their homes. Netflix remains the industry leader with 167 million subscribers worldwide in early January.

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Netflix: platform profit doubled in first quarter 2020 .
© Pixabay Netflix: platform profit doubled in first quarter 2020 Containment imposed in several countries has strengthened Netflix's leading position in the streaming platforms. Its number of subscribers has increased vigorously. If the confinement imposed in several countries has seriously affected the economy to the point of endangering businesses, it is a global player which, for its part, seems to be doing particularly well. Netflix has indeed strengthened its leading position.

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