This Week Only, Get Disney(plus) for (dollar)1.99
The Walt Disney Company declared Friday to be Disney(plus) Day, announcing a long list of upcoming movies and television shows on the streaming service.
For the weekend, the company is also offering a discount to entice new subscribers, with a one-month subscription for only (dollar)1.99.
Following Disney’s disappointing subscriber numbers to investors on Wednesday, the deal and flurry of announcements were made.
DisneyPlus.comwelcomedisneyplusday is where you can get the (dollar)1.99 deal.
The offer is only valid until Friday, November 1st.
At 11:59 p.m., on the 14th,
After one month, the price increases to the regular (dollar)7.99 per month.
If you want to sign up for the Disney Bundle, which includes ESPN(plus) and ad-supported Hulu for (dollar)13.99 per month, the deal is not available.
(For an additional (dollar)6 per month, you can get the Disney Bundle with ad-free Hulu.)
Disney(plus) Day came just two days after Disney released its less-than-stellar fourth-quarter earnings report, which revealed that Disney(plus) subscriber growth is slowing just two years after the service launched.
In October of this year,
2. According to Variety, Disney(plus) had 118.1 million paid subscribers at the end of the third quarter, up just 2.1 million from the previous quarter’s end.
This was a far cry from the ten million Wall Street analysts had predicted.
Analysts forecast that by the end of the fourth quarter, the number of Disney(plus) subscribers would have risen to 162.2 million.
That’s despite Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s attempt to temper expectations in September, when he said the company expected a quarter increase in the “low single digit millions of subscribers” due to delays in the production of anticipated projects caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We continue to manage our [direct-to-consumer] business for the long term, and we are confident that our high-quality entertainment and expansion into additional markets around the world will allow us to grow our streaming platforms globally,” Chapek said on Wednesday.
In the second half of 2022, according to CFO Christine McCarthy, Disney(plus) subscriber growth will be “significantly higher” than in the first half.
The fourth quarter of 2022 will mark the first time that Disney will release new shows from all of its brands at the same time, including Marvel and Star Wars.
Disney announced dozens of new projects from its various brands that will be coming to Disney(plus) in the future.
Baymax!, Disenchanted, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Hocus Pocus 2 are among the new projects.
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