Report: Disney Expected to Reach 100 Million U.S. Subscribers Across Streaming Services This Year
Ampere Analysis reports that Disney has reached 100 million subscribers across its streaming services, Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. With just one month left in 2021, Ampere predicts the US subscriber count will hit 108 million before the year ends. Despite this milestone, Disney+ is experiencing its slowest growth since the streaming service launched two years ago.
The Disney bundle, which gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ costs just $13.99 per month (an $8 per month savings). Toby Holleran, research manager at Ampere Analysis, called the bundle “a strong driver for Disney’s overall streaming growth in the US.” Disney has been heavily advertising its streaming bundle in hopes of getting more subscribers on board. If consumers are going to use all three services, the bundle is a no-brainer.
Disney’s exclusive content across its streaming services has proven to be successful. Hollard said, “A strong content portfolio from Disney+ & Hulu, making the most of its key Marvel and Star Wars franchises (on Disney+) and FX (on Hulu), as well as the continuation of live sports (on ESPN+) has further driven subscription growth this year.” Hulu is lacking in some areas but offers non-exclusive, licensed content from both FOX and FX, giving subscribers access to some of their favorite series.
ESPN+ is continuing to pick up subscribers as more consumers cut the cord and lose access to ESPN’s pay-TV channel. ESPN’s secondary linear channels are also seeing major declines.
Holleran predicted even more success for the company moving forward. He said, “Additionally, the plan to incorporate Disney+ and ESPN+ subscriptions – alongside Hulu’s SVoD service –with a Hulu TV contract from next month will further push the domestic US subscriber base of the three services, reaching around 108m subscriptions by the end of the year.”
Based on the Ampere report, by the end of the year, Disney+ and Hulu are expected to exceed 50 million subscribers each. ESPN+ is predicted to have more than 20 million subscribers within that same time frame.
Disney+ es un servicio sin anuncios servicio de vídeo en streaming que ofrece series y películas exclusivas de Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic y mucho más. Disney ha revelado que su servicio de transmisión llegará el 17 de noviembre de 2020.
El precio del servicio en streaming de Disney será $6.500 / mes o $64.900 / año ($5.408 / mes).
La aplicación tendrá una calidad de 4K en streaming, descargas ilimitadas, 4 visiones simultáneas, hasta perfiles, con cientos de avatares para tu perfil personal.
El primer año se añadirán 25 películas nuevas originales, más de 10 películas, 7 500 episodios de series de televisión, 100 películas nuevas y 400 títulos del catálogo completo de Disney Vault. Además, estarán disponibles nuevos lanzamientos como Toy story 4, El rey león y Aladín; así como, clásicos como La sirenita y Cenicienta.
La compañía ha anunciado varias series y películas originales que estarán disponibles para el lanzamiento, como The Mandalorian, el spin-off de Star Wars con 8 episodios por el valor de 100 millones de dólares, High School Musical: El Musical, El mundo según Jeff Goldblum y La dama y el vagabundo.
It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.
The service has a Limited Commercials plan for US$6,99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for US$12,99 a month. For US$69,99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.
ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.
The service can be subscribed for US$6,99 / mes per month or annually for US$69,99 / año.
You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL and MLS game with NHL.TV and MLS LIVE.
The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.
College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.
For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.
ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.