11 December 2020
The Walt Disney Company has announced that Disney Plus, its video streaming service has now over 50 million subscribers. These are the paid subscribers that have helped the company in touching such a huge figure in a mere five months of launch. The 50M milestone is built from global subscribers where the service got launched in the mentioned period.
In the past two weeks, Disney+ rolled out in eight Western European countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Last week, it also got launched in India in conjunction with the existing Hotstar service and given the company 8M downloads in a mere short span. Hotstar app in India, in fact, started showing changes quite early for some Android users. New content started appearing in a new section called Disney+ as well but officially the app went public on April 3.
The company didn’t announce how it managed to rack up such a huge subscribers’ figure but it is being assumed that the original content called The Mandalorian and its fandom may have helped here. Disney last reported 28.6M Disney + paid subscribers as of Feb 3 and since then numbers have just gone up.
Disney Plus service is a pool of content from Disney, Pixel, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and many more. You can watch original content, documentaries, animated series, and more.
Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International said,
We’re truly humbled that Disney Plus is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion into other territories. Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney Plus.