Disney Plus launched in November to compete with online video services like Netflix. It had 26.5 million Disney Plus subscribers at end of its fiscal first quarter. That grew to 28.6 million as of Monday.
Hordes of fans stayed up for the service's midnight launch to watch the new Star Wars live-action series "The Mandalorian" as well as many of Disney's classics, leading to glitches and errors for many users.
Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service called Disney+ to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix.
The deal brings to a close more than half a century of expansion by Rupert Murdoch, 86, who turned a single Australian newspaper he inherited from his father at the age of 21 into one of the world’s most important global news and film conglomerates.
A new trilogy, TV action series and three stand alone movies were announced for the Star Wars universe by Walt Disney Co.
The video streaming service wants to continue to market the priced movies after Disney decided to start its own online business.
Hackers claiming to have access to an unreleased movie have threatened to release several minutes of the film unless the ransom is delivered in Bitcoin, says Disney chief Bob Iger. A Pirates of the Caribbean sequel could be the film in question.
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