The Walt Disney Company reveals next steps in its global streaming expansion

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The international family entertainment and media enterprise, Walt Disney has announced the subsequent stepladders in its global streaming expansion at its Investor Day of 2020, with new specifics on the long run of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, and a primary study of its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star.

Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, and the Executive Chairman and Chairman of the board, Bob Iger led the virtual event, which together with presentations from the cream of the crop of the company’s content and distribution teams, along with financial updates from the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Christine McCarthy and the Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Lowell Singer.

Though Walt Disney’s unique portfolio of streaming services, they have achieved tremendous success, with over 125+ million subscriptions worldwide, has strengthened their confidence in speeding up toward a direct-to-customer first business model. During the Stakeholders Day presentation, the company announced that, as of December 2, its portfolio of DTC services has exceeded a total of 137 million global paid subscriptions. The company shared guidance that it now expects its streaming services to hit around three hundred million total subscriptions by fiscal 2024, driven by a significant increase in content output. Disney+ alone is targeting to release over a hundred titles per annum.

The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform and encourage people around the globe through the facility of incomparable storytelling, dazzling the long-lasting brands, creative minds, and ground-breaking technologies that make them the world’s premier entertainment company. Along with its affiliates and associates, The Disney Company could be a leading differentiated international family entertainment and media enterprise that structures Parks, Experiences, and other Products.

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution, and advertising sales into a sole business segment to generate and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. Building on the successful launch of Disney+ Hotstar in India and Indonesia, Disney shared new details for its international general entertainment content brand, Star, which can be included as a part of Disney+ in select international markets, and launch as a separate streaming service in a geographic region as Star+.

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