Do you know what Apple TV + and Disney + have in common? At least in the USA they started at the same time. But while the streaming service from Cupertino is not really moving, Disney is setting new records
95 million subscribers
The Walt Mortimer Company has now announced that it has reached a new milestone and has 95 million subscribers recorded. Just as a reminder: At the start, the goal was to reach between 60 and 90 million subscribers by the end of 2024. These numbers have now been surpassed in an impressive way.
They now want to attack Netflix
Disney expects to maintain this growth for the next few years. In the past few months alone, certainly also due to the corona pandemic, Disney + has welcomed around eight million new subscribers.
With these numbers in the back, it is assumed that Netflix can be replaced as the current market leader. By the end of 2024, the aim is to reach between 230 and 250 million subscribers. Netflix’s forecast, on the other hand, predicts only 200 million paying subscribers over the same period.
The right content is about to start
Not everything is optimal at Disney +. Especially in the USA there is an attractive offer for Verizon customers in which Disney + is included in certain tariffs.
Disney is aware of this and will therefore start a large number of new series in the coming months. In particular, the new series that are set in the Star Wars universe should ensure further growth. The new series “Ashoka” with Rosario Dawson in the leading role should be mentioned here.
Disney + will be available from the end of February for the monthly price of € 8.99 per month. Alternatively, you can also take out the annual subscription for € 89.99.