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Disney bullish on new streamer’s predicted global subscriptions

Bob Iger is upbeat about the streamer's forthcoming launch

Disney is predicting its new streaming service Disney+ will have 60 to 90 million global subscribers by fiscal year 2024, with the majority outside the US.

That beats the previous estimates that put the figure around 75 million for the same period.

During a call with analysts about the company’s third quarter results, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Disney+ will be available alongside ESPN+ and newly acquired Hulu for $12.99 a month to US subscribers, putting it on a parity with Netflix’s subscription fee.

In terms of content, Iger told analysts that at launch Disney+ will have 300 film titles and 7,500 episodes of Disney TV series. Eight of the films will be from the Star Wars franchise, 18 will be Pixar, 70 will be from Disney Animation and four will be Marvel. In the first year of operation, he added, the number of film titles will rise to 400, with eight more Marvel titles coming aboard.

Disney also confirmed the streamer will launch in the US on 12th November. A global launch date has not been revealed.