Netflix co-founder: Streaming wars won’t have a ‘single victor’
Co-founder and first CEO of Netflix Marc Randolph argues there’s room for multiple streaming services in the entertainment world.
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Disney+ is likely to reach 202 million subscribers by 2025, according to a revised forecast by Digital TV Research – a business intelligence company for the television industry.
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Previous estimates were 101 million subscribers for the streaming service’s initial launch in November and then 126 million after a first revision in February.
"We have completely revised our forecasts for 138 countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic," wrote analyst Simon Murray in Digital TV’s forecast, which was released Monday. "A major impact of lockdown has been a steep rise in SVOD subscriptions.”
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Before the coronavirus became a global pandemic, Amazon Prime Video was ranked higher than Disney+ in terms of 2025 subscriber trajectory, according to Digital TV’s prior estimates. The e-ommerce-aligned streaming service is currently estimated to reach 141 million subscribers, which is up from 134 million in its last forecast.
This change is subscribership estimates stems from Disney+ having reached 50 million subscribers in April.