The Disney+ streaming service cannot be stopped, as it continues to gain in popularity. When it launched back in mid-November last year, it signed up 10 million users in just one day.
Fast forward to Disney’s first quarter earnings announced today, CEO Bob Iger revealed as of yesterday, Monday, there are now 28.6 million Disney+ subscribers (up from 26.5 million as of Dec. 28, 2019, listed in the Q1 earnings statement).
According to Yahoo Finance:
During a call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger said Disney+ subscribers were 28.6 million as of Monday, growing even further from the end of the reported quarter.
“We had a strong first quarter, highlighted by the launch of Disney+, which has exceeded even our greatest expectations,” Iger said in a statement.
“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,” added Iger.
Disney+ costs $8.99 CAD per month in Canada or $89.99 per year, with a free promo period.