Disney Finds A Silver Lining During This Difficult Coronavirus Period

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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