09 April 2020
Although Disney has had to close all of its theme parks around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a silver-lining for the entertainment company during this period.
Disney launched its streaming platform Disney+ in November of the last year and the platforms viewers have soared since; especially during the coronavirus period.
People at home have looked to streaming services such as Disney+ and Netflix for entertainment during the quarantine period which has led to an increase in subscribers for streaming services.
On Tuesday, Disney announced that after slightly less than 5 months of their Disney+ streaming platform’s launch it had surpassed 50 million subscribers.
What makes Disney’s achievement even more impressive is the fact that Disney+ is currently available in only 15 fifteen countries around the globe.
The massive success of the streaming service, given its limited accessibility, prompted the chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international business, Kevin Mayer, to express his gratitude as well as share his even greater sense of optimism for the platform’s future expansion.
In a statement Mayer shared, “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.”
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