Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday's Headlines | Disney + News

The Disney+ streaming service has surpassed 50 million subscribers across the globe, the Walt Disney Company announced today.

Following its North American roll out in November 2019, April 2020 brought the service to Europe in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, India, which packages Disney+ alongside its domestic streaming service Hotstar, already accounts for 8 million subscriptions after just one week of availability.

“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+.”