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Disney+ paid subscriber count hits 50 million milestone

by Brittani Tuttle

Disney+ has passed a new major milestone, marking 50 million paid subscribers globally within five months after its U.S. launch.

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“We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney+.”

In the past two weeks, the streaming service rolled out in eight Western European countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. In addition, Disney+ just became available in India in conjunction with the existing Hotstar service — and already makes up approximately eight million of those 50 million paid subscribers.

To learn more about Disney’s streaming service, visit DisneyPlus.com.

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