Are you ready for me to point out the obvious? Well, too bad. Disney+ is successful. Shocker, I know, but the house of mouse is making bank off of its streaming service. Launched late last year in the US, the service has been rolling out to different countries the last few months and has amassed quite the subscriber base.
According to a recent statement from the company, Disney+ has surpassed 50 million paid subscribers globally. “We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman of direct-to-consumer and international video at Disney, “and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year.” That’s right: Disney+ isn’t even in Japan or Latin America yet!
Now, 50 million is barely a dent in the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime, both of which feature three times as many subscribers. Still, Disney has managed to attract that many customers in less than a year. It stands to reason that by the end of 2020, Disney+ could be well above 100 million. Think of all the money then!