Disney’s Netflix rival doubles subscriptions in Covid-19 lockdown


Disney+ streaming service gains 22m subscribers in weeks after extending launch to UK and Europe

Disney’s new streaming service has almost doubled global subscriber numbers to 50 million since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in February, as lockdown conditions prove a boon for streaming services.

Disney+, which launched in the UK and most major western European markets last month, with hits including the Star Wars live action spin-off The Mandalorian, has signed up 50m subscribers just five months after launch.

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