In its quarterly report, the Walt Disney Company reported that total Disney+ subscriptions rose to 152.1 million, having added 14.4 million new subscribers during the company’s third quarter.
The number beats its initial expectations of 10 million new subscribers.
“We had an excellent quarter, with our world-class creative and business teams powering outstanding performance at our domestic theme parks, big increases in live-sports viewership and significant subscriber growth at our streaming services,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said during the company’s earning call.
The majority of Disney+ growth took place outside of the United States and Canada, where the service added 100,000 subscribers to reach 44.5 million. International Disney+ subscribers, on the other hand, increased by 6 million to reach 49.2 million.
Disney also announced it will be increasing the price of its ad-free subscription to $10.99 per month, up from $7.99, starting December 8 in the United States. The price hike will coincide with the launch of the ad-supported plan, which Disney says will be priced at $7.99 per month.
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