Disney Plus has revealed its subscribers for the new streaming service in its Q1 2020 earnings report. It turns out analyst estimates of between 25 and 30 million subscribers was accurate, as the company revealed that as of Monday, 28.6 million accounts were subscribed to the service.
To break this number down, 20% come from their partnership with Verizon, while 50% have originated directly from the Disney+ website. The rest of the subscribers have come from partnerships with other companies such as Roku and Apple.
Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, said: ‘We had a strong first quarter, highlighted by the launch of Disney+, which has exceeded even our greatest expectations.
‘Thanks to our incredible collection of brands, outstanding content from our creative engines and state-of-the-art technology, we believe our direct-to-consumer services, including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, position us well for continued growth in today’s dynamic media environment.’
To compare this number with other services, Disney’s Hulu service has 30.4 million subscribers, while its ESPN+ platform has 6.6 million as of 2019.
Meanwhile, Netflix has 167 million subscribers, which includes 61 million in the US and over 100 million in international markets.
Amazon reportedly has 100 million subscribers, with 26 million in the US using the service to stream video, according to a Reuters report.
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