Can Disney’s Streaming Growth Make Up for All the Other COVID-19 Problems?

Early success of Disney+ figures to be lone bright spot while navigating pandemic impact

Disney may have 99 problems, but streaming isn’t one of them.

Amid the dour earnings results, the early performance of Disney+ provides at least one reason for sunny optimism in the Magic Kingdom. The streaming service, which launched in November, has amassed 54.5 million subscribers as of May 4, leapfrogging Hulu in subscribers and even challenging Amazon to be the No. 2 streaming service behind Netflix.

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Tim Baysinger

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