Disney’s decision to premiere musical feature Hamilton on its newly launched streaming service, rather than way for cinemas to fully reopen, has paid off with a significant spike in app downloads.
Disney+ is to become the exclusive home of content from Disney after it failed to reach agreement over the continued carriage of its linear channels with either Sky or Virgin.
Disney+ will launch in another eight territories in Western and Northern Europe on September 15.
Research from Parks Associates have found both Disney+ and Apple TV+ have captured a significant market share during their first six months of operation.
Global SVOD subscriptions will increase by 519 million between 2019 and 2025, reaching a total of 1,161 million.
Disney’s streaming service now reaches 54.5 million subscribers around the world.
The Disney+ app made its debut on the NOW TV streaming service Thursday.
The streaming service Disney+ now has 50 million paid subscribers. Of these, around 8 million are in India, where it launched on the existing Hopstar service last week.
The Walt Disney Company’s Disney+ has today (March 24) made its debut in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will only be able to offer Disney+ as an app on its Sky Q platform from April 2021.