Disney+ to reach US$4 billion in US subscription revenue alone by 2022

Disney+ is set to surpass US$4 billion in revenue from US subscriptions alone by 2022. According to eMarketer, the rapid growth of the streamer which launched in 2019 is set to continue in the coming years. The firm noted that the streamer amassed US$0.13 billion in subscription revenues by the end of 2019 – representing […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

Disney increases pricing of cord-cutting Hulu with Live TV service

Disney has reportedly upped the price of its Hulu with Live TV cord-cutting service, bringing it on a par to Google’s YouTube TV. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the service’s base cost will increase by US$10 to US$64.99. The price increase will be implemented on December 18, exactly one year after the […]

Disney restructures business with streaming at fore, splits TV production and distribution

Amid ongoing financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has announced a restructure of its media and entertainment business with a focus on streaming. Disney’s DTC segment was already one of the more important aspects of its business, but has increasingly come to the fore with cinemas around the world continuing to be shut […]

Disney+ to surpass Hulu for US subs in 2024

Disney+ is on track to surpass the subscriber numbers of Hulu by 2024 in the US, claims an analyst report. According to Insider Intelligence, Disney+ will have 72.4 million subscribers in 2020, amounting to 32.1% of US OTT viewers. By contrast, Netflix is predicted to reach 168.9 million subs in the US, while Amazon will […]

Verizon and Disney renew distribution deal, add Hulu and ESPN+

Disney has renewed and expanded its US distribution deal with mobile operator Verizon. The pair first signed a deal in October 2019 that would give 4G LTE, 5G unlimited, 5G home wireless internet and Fios broadband customers a year’s free access to Disney+. In a new deal, new select Mix & Match Unlimited customers will […]

Disney to launch adult-oriented Star streamer internationally in 2021

Buoyed by the news that Disney+ had reached 60.5 million subscribers as part of a total subscriber base of 100 million for its D2C segment, Disney has announced that it will launch a new international streaming service. Launching next year, the company will offer an international streaming service dubbed Star, and while details are scarce, […]

Disney at 100 million streaming subs but still suffers multi-billion dollar hit

Disney has surpassed a milestone of 100 million streaming subscribers worldwide, but announced a disappointing Q3 with losses of US$5 billion. The company’s D2C streaming segment was the lone bright spark for the company, with Disney+ having 60.5 million paying customers as of Monday – up from 54.5 million on May 4. However, the results […]

Disney freezes Disney+ and Hulu ad spend on Facebook

Disney has become the latest high-profile company to cut its ad spend on Facebook platforms amid a growing movement against the social media giant’s perceived inaction over hate speech on its platform. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Disney has joined the likes of Microsoft, Starbucks and Coca-Cola in pulling ads from Facebook’s main […]

Parrot Analytics: Dark a hit in the Netherlands

Netflix’s German-language original Dark continues to be a hit in Europe with the series topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending July 12 in the Netherlands. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]