Disney has announced that its streaming service, Disney+, has achieved 50 million paid subscribers globally. This is a pretty impressive feat, being that it launched just five months ago in the US.
“We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year,” said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “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+.”
Disney+’s popularity and subscription base is sure to grow even higher, as the streaming service continues to debut in new territories such as the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. New exclusives (e.g., The Mandalorian season 2) and straight-to-streaming, full-length features (e.g., Artemis Fowl) should also provide a big boost.