Cue “Imperial March” –
Disney targeted (to) (million by , but that now looks like a low bar.
That seems to be many more subscribers than Disney’s own Hulu service, which as of the end of last year clocked in at (just over) (million) , and three times the combined subscribers for CBS All Access and Showtime as of January — though none of those services are available in as many countries and regions as Disney . You might compare Disney instead with the more global Netflix, which has 728 million subscribers .
Still, Netflix has been building that subscriber base over many years. Disney has reached 90 million in just a few months. In February, Disney reported 90 million, so those subscribers have nearly doubled in just a few short months. The service may have gotten a boost from users who are consuming more home entertainment amid shelter-in-place orders right now — and that might suggest that the above numbers from a few months ago for CBS, Netflix, and Hulu might be notably behind current figures. Disney recently released some films that were supposed to be getting theatrical releases on Disney instead as a way to distribute them as movie theaters closed in response to the COVID – (pandemic.) according to Deadline , Disney’s target is to million subscribers worldwide by 2024. Disney initially launched in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. As of today, it’s available in all of the following countries and territories: (Australia) Austria Canada
- Channel Islands
- Germany India Ireland Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Spain , Switzerland United Kingdom
- United States
- Clearly, there are many regions left for Disney to expand into, and since the service has reached million subscribers in just the above , it now appears possible that we’ll learn before long that Disney itself is underestimated the service’s potential when it set that – to – 167 – million-by – 2020 goal.