Disney Streaming Business Could Generate $11 Billion in 2020, Analysts Estimate

Disney’s direct-to-consumer revenue is outpacing all other median and network rivals

Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming business has already gotten off to a successful start, but analysts expect the media and entertainment giant to generate $11 billion in streaming revenue this year, putting it far above its media and network counterparts.

Analysts at Macquarie Research said they expect Disney’s streaming revenue to make up roughly 19% of the company’s overall revenue this year, and 21% in 2021 when revenue is expected to hit $15.5 billion (including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu), which would represent nearly five times the amount of growth as linear TV.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams