Disney Plus has officially reached 100 million global paid subscribers, according to Bob Chapek, the Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. Chapek announced this impressive milestone during the company's virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Since its launch in November 2019, Disney Plus has been aggressively pushing forward to win over new subscribers. Its initial launch saw one of the best streaming services offering a large catalogue of content from across Disney, National Geographic and more. However, the original shows from Disney Plus have proved even more popular, with both The Mandalorian and Wandavision having fully captured the internet's imagination.
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Bob Chapek says, "The enormous success of Disney Plus – which has now surpassed 100 million subscribers – has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly increase our investment in the development of high-quality content. In fact, we set a target of 100+ new titles per year, and this includes Disney Animation, Disney Live Action, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic."
With the recent launch of Disney Plus Star (including popular shows such as Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, Scandal and more) and the announcement of a full roster of Marvel and Star Wars original content over the next few years, Disney Plus seems set to continue winning over new potential subscribers.
Whether you're a keen Star Wars fan, you love a good drama or you're simply a wildlife photographer itching to watch some beautifully shot National Geographic documentaries, Disney Plus looks set to continue delivering the goods…