Disney+ now has 137.7 million subscribers globally, up from 129.8 million subscribers last quarter.
In a statement: Disney CEO Bob Chapek said:
“Our strong results in the second quarter, including fantastic performance at our domestic parks and continued growth of our streaming services—with 7.9 million Disney+ subscribers added in the quarter and total subscriptions across all our DTC offerings exceeding 205 million—once again proved that we are in a league of our own,. As we look ahead to Disney’s second century, I am confident we will continue to transform entertainment by combining extraordinary storytelling with innovative technology to create an even larger, more connected, and magical Disney universe for families and fans around the world.”
During the Walt Disney Company’s earnings call for Q2 2022, CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that an ad-supported subscription tier is coming for Disney+.
He said Disney+ will introduce an ad-supported subscription offering in the U.S. by the end of the calendar year and internationally in 2023.
Also, Chapek says the company feels “bullish” about adjusting the streaming service’s price as its library bulks up with more shows and movies.
Disney+, which launched in late 2019, has raised its U.S. subscription price once so far, to $8 a month, a $1 increase.
However, Chapek didn’t say how much prices will go up or when it might happen.
The company is proud of their strong results in the second quarter, including the continued growth of their streaming services with 7.9 million Disney+ subscribers added in the past quarter.
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