In just five months, Disney+ has passed 50 million paid subscribers. This latest update nearly doubles the 22 million subscriber number from February.
Disney’s streaming service seems to be the only bright light in the bottom line of the company that has had to close its theme parks indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to the theme parks, Disney’s movie branch has had to delay highly anticipated movie releases to later in the year.
Disney+ combines massive studios such as Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars with creative exclusives such as One Day at Disney and The Imagineering Story.
In the past two weeks, Disney+ has launched in eight European countries, greatly expanding its subscriber base. Later in the year, Disney plans to expand the streaming service to Latin America, Japan, and throughout Western Europe.
“We’re truly humbled that Disney Plus is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion” Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International said.