A bit over a year ago in the Disney+ launch, Bob Iger, who was the company CEO, indicated that they expected to add between 60 million and 90 million subscribers in the first five years. The expectations were completely exceeded, because by December 2, Disney+ already had 86.8 million subscribers, four years earlier than expected.
On their entire direct-to-consumer services portfolio, they reached more than 137 million subscribers. Now, they expect to reach 300 and 350 million total subscribers by 2024.
During the Disney Investor Day 2020, the executives also revealed the company's big launches for the near future, both of new platforms in different regions, as well as new original contents for all their streaming services. The goal is to take more than 100 titles per year to Disney+.
One of the main announcements is that the biggest Pixar and Lucasfilm launches will be exclusive on Disney+, starting with the film Soul
, which had already been planned to be launched as a Christmas special. Raya and the Last Dragon
will be available with Premier Access, at the same time it is launched in movie theaters.
They also detailed that in the next few years, ten Marvel and his universe series, ten original productions from the Stars Wars universe, as well as 15 live action series will be produced. Likewise, new versions of classic Disney stories, such as Beauty and the Beast, Pinnochio, Chip & Dale
, and recent hits like Moana
in series format, and it was officially confirmed that the films Hocus Pocus 2
will be produced.
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