Streaming service Disney+ crosses 50 million paid subscribers mark globally

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with displayed “Disney” logo is seen on the keyboard in front of displayed “Streaming service” words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday Disney+ has garnered over 50 million paid users globally, with 8 million of them coming from India where the streaming service was launched last week.

The service was rolled out in eight European countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, in the last two weeks, the company said. It was launched in the United States in November.

Disney+ is available in India in conjunction with the Hotstar streaming platform.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli


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