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Disney+ reaches 100 million subscriber milestone, as Mouse makes service its top priority

Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers in just 16 months since its launch, Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, announced today during the Company’s virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“The enormous success of Disney+ has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly increase our investment in the development of high-quality content,” he  said. “In fact, we set a target of 100+ new titles per year, and this includes Disney Animation, Disney Live Action, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Our direct-to-consumer business is the Company’s top priority, and our robust pipeline of content will continue to fuel its growth.”

Currently, the biggest player in the streaming game is Netflix, which currently has twice the number of global subscribers, however the rapid rise of the Mouse House will have Netflix looking over its shoulder, particularly as Disney+ ramps up its original content slate. Its first Marvel TV show Wandavision has been a huge hit for the service.

Disney+ reveals first scripted UK originals, names award-winning creators to helm projects

Fast rising streaming service Disney+ has announced its first slate of scripted UK originals. Three projects comprise one Disney-branded and two Star-branded originals. The move is part of its commitment to source, develop and produce the productions in Europe.  BAFTA Award-winning writer Sally Wainwright, along with BAFTA-winning producers Sally Woodward Gentle (Sid Gentle Films), FaithContinue Reading

Marvel’s Black Widow confirmed for Disney+ Premier Access, as part of summer schedule shake-up

Marvel’s eagerly awaited, and long delayed Black Widow movie, will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres where available, the Mouse has confirmed. The Avengers spin-off, starring Scarlett Johansson, will land on the streaming service July 9. Disney’s live-action Cruella, starring Emma Stone, will follow the same route, arriving May 28. The news comesContinue Reading

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