Disney+ to have more subscribers than NetflixMonday, February 15th, 2021
Disney+ subscribers to exceed Netflix
Source: Digital TV Research
Digital TV Research expects that the number of subscribers to Disney+ (294 million) will overtake the Netflix total (286 million) in 2026. However, Disney+ will only have more subs than Netflix in one country – India – 98 million Disney+ Hotstar subscribers versus 13 million for Netflix.
Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Disney+ Hotstar will roll out to 13 Asian countries by 2026. These countries will supply 108 million (37%) of the global Disney+ subscriber total, but only $2.62 billion (13%) of the platform’s revenues by 2026. Hotstar subscribers pay less than a third of the monthly subscription fee of their US counterpart.”
Global revenues for Disney+ will be $20.76 billion by 2026 – half of Netflix’s $39.52 billion.
Links: Digital TV Research