460 million subscribers for Disney+ and Netflix in 2025

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Disney+ and Netflix to amass 460 million subs

Global SVOD subscription forecasts in 2025 - Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Amazon, Apple TV+, China, Others
Source: Digital TV Research

Global SVOD subscriptions will increase by 519 million between 2019 and 2025 to 1,161 million – or up by 81%. The total will climb by 170 million in 2020 alone.

Five global platforms will have 640 million paying SVOD subscribers by 2025. Disney+ will be the biggest winner by adding 176 million subscribers between 2019 and 2025 to take its total to 202 million. Netflix will add 91 million subscribers; revealing growth even for the most established platform.

No foreign platforms are expected to enter China. China’s domestic players will account for 23% of the global total by 2025.

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “We have completely revised our forecasts for 138 countries in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic. A major impact of lockdown has been a steep rise in SVOD subscriptions.”

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