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Disney Says ESPN+ Streaming Service Notches More Than 1 Million Subscribers

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November 11, 2019

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The subscriber numbers for ESPN+ continue to grow. On a Disney earnings call Thursday, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that they now have 3.5 million paid subscribers for ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer subscription service they launched last April. That’s a significant growth over the 2 million paid subscribers they announced last February and the 2.4 million they cited in August. (It should be noted that the service has had some boosts beyond just people signing up for the streaming content, as it rolled in ESPN Insider subscribers last summer, but still, its growth to this point is significant.) (READ MORE) by Andrew Bucholtz | Awful Announcing

The ESPN+ subscription-video service, which has been positioned as a means of helping Walt Disney’s sports-media giant weather a storm of consumers cutting the cord on its flagship cable outlet, has garnered more than one million paying subscribers in just over five months, the company said Thursday. ESPN+ launched in April of this year. (READ MORE) by BRIAN STEINBERG | Variety

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