Back in August, Disney+ reported that it racked up more than 12.4 million more subscribers in the last quarter for a total of 116 million subscribers worldwide, beating analysts’ expectations.
According to a new report from Digital TV Research, the streaming service is set to reach more subscribers than Netflix by 2025. The research firm predicts that the number of subscribers to Disney+ would reach 284.2 million in 2026, down from a 294.0 million estimate the firm had made earlier in the year. Netflix will in 2026 have 270.7 million subscribers, down from an earlier estimate of 286.0 million.
Earlier this year, the same firm reported that Disney+’s subscribers would surpass Netflix’s in 2026.
Three platforms will control nearly half the world’s SVOD subscriptions by 2026,” according to Digital TV Research. “Disney+ will be the biggest winner, overtaking Netflix in 2025. Disney+ will add 140 million subscribers between 2021 and 2026 to bring its total to 284 million. About 121 million of Disney+’ subscribers (43 percent of its total) in 2026 will be in the 13 Asian countries under the Hotstar brand.”
Disney+ will continue to roll out to new regions throughout November, including South Korea and Taiwan on November 12th and Hong Kong on November 16th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter