Disney+ soars to 152.1 million subscribers after including 14.4 million in Q3 – TechCrunch


The Walt Disney Firm reported on Wednesday that complete Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million throughout the firm’s third-quarter, after posting better-than-expected outcomes. The streaming service added 14.4 million subscribers within the quarter, beating expectations of 10 million.

On the finish of the quarter, Hulu had 46.2 million subscribers and ESPN+ had 22.8 million. These numbers carry Disney’s DTC subscribers to 221.1 million in complete, which signifies that the corporate’s streaming companies mixed now surpass Netflix in complete subscribers. Netflix reported 220.67 million complete international subscribers for its third-quarter, after shedding nearly 970,000 subscribers.

“We had a wonderful quarter, with our world-class inventive and enterprise groups powering excellent efficiency at our home theme parks, large will increase in live-sports viewership and important subscriber progress at our streaming companies,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek mentioned throughout the firm’s incomes name.

Most of Disney+ progress for the quarter occurred exterior of the US and Canada, the place the service added 100,000 subscribers to succeed in 44.5 million. The corporate experiences that worldwide Disney+ subscribers elevated by 6 million to succeed in 49.2 million. As well as, Disney+ Hotstar, which is offered in India and Southeast Asia, added 8.3 million subscribers to succeed in 58.4 million.

Additionally on Wednesday, Disney introduced that it’s elevating the value of the ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99 per 30 days beginning December 8 in the US, up from the present $7.99 value. The worth change will coincide with the launch of the streaming service’s upcoming ad-supported plan, which Disney says will likely be priced at $7.99 per 30 days.

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