Disney wins this spherical: Here is the place the streaming giants stand on the finish of earnings season


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This spherical, Disney beat Netflix.

Disney’s continued progress, juxtaposed with a disappointing quarter for Netflix, was the large story of this quarter’s earnings season. Disney benefited from a handful of fashionable films that it positioned straight on its Disney+ service within the quarter ended June 30, comparable to “Cruella” and “Luca,” whereas Netflix is banking on a return to progress subsequent quarter, when hit originals comparable to “Intercourse Training” and “Cash Heist” return to the service.

Disney+ and Hotstar, Disney’s Indian streaming service, added 12.4 million new subscribers from final quarter, whereas Netflix added simply 1 million new clients. Final quarter, Disney added virtually 9 million new Disney+ subscribers and Netflix added about 4 million new clients.

“Final quarter, we had a bit of little bit of weak point in streaming subs each at Netflix and Disney. The weak point continued for Netflix, but it surely did not for Disney,” stated Mark Zgutowicz, an analyst at Rosenblatt Fairness Analysis, in a CNBC interview. “Disney+ is about 90 million subs behind Netflix globally now. With this quantity immediately, it is monitoring towards a 20 million web add acquire on Netflix this 12 months.”

All the massive streaming video gamers have reported earnings this quarter. The next is a rundown of the place all the main streaming companies stand:


  • 209 million international paying subscribers (Up 1 million from final quarter)
  • 73.95 million subscribers in U.S. and Canada
  • ARPU for U.S. and Canada: $14.54


  • Disney+ (together with Hotstar): 116 million subscribers, $4.16 international ARPU (Up 12.4 million from final quarter)
  • Hulu SVOD solely: 39.1 million subscribers, $13.15 ARPU
  • Hulu SVOD+Dwell TV: 3.7 million subscribers, $84.09 ARPU
  • ESPN+: 14.9 million subscribers, $4.47 ARPU

Amazon Prime Video

  • Greater than 175 million Amazon Prime members have streamed reveals and flicks prior to now 12 months (No updates given throughout second-quarter earnings)
  • Prime memberships value $12.99 a month or $119 a 12 months, however supply many advantages apart from streaming video — together with free one-day or two-day transport on most Amazon packages. Amazon doesn’t get away ARPU by Prime members.


  • Apple TV+ subscribers: ? (No updates given throughout second-quarter earnings)
  • ARPU: ?

Apple‘s free one-year trials to Apple TV+, which it provides away with new {hardware} comparable to iPhones, at the moment are starting to expire for many customers, which might spur the corporate to supply an replace on its subsequent earnings name.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock

  • 54 million “signups” (Up 12 million from final quarter)
  • Greater than 20 million month-to-month lively accounts
  • ARPU: ?
  • Three tiers: Free with commercials, $4.99 a month for fewer advertisements and extra content material, $9.99 a month ad-free

Comcast‘s NBCUniversal, the mother or father firm of CNBC, efficiently used the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games to push Peacock subscriptions. NBCUniversal will doubtless add extra Olympics-related signups subsequent quarter, because it reported Peacock statistics solely about half approach by means of the Video games.

Whereas the corporate has not launched an official determine for ARPU but, NBCUniversal estimated in January that Peacock would ship $6 to $7 a month throughout its three tiers.

WarnerMedia’s HBO and HBO Max

  • 67.5 million international subscribers (Up 3.6 million)
  • 47 million home subscribers (Up 2.8 million)
  • ARPU: $11.90 domestically

AT&T raised its year-end international subscriber forecast for HBO Max to 73 million from 70 million in its second-quarter earnings assertion. As of March, it expects 120 to 150 million subscribers by the tip of 2025.




Lionsgate‘s Starz truly misplaced whole subscribers within the quarter, although the decline pertains to cancellations of the corporate’s linear service. Streaming clients rose 58% year-over-year to 16.7 million globally.

AMC Networks

  • Whole subscribers: ?
  • ARPU: ?

AMC Networks said earlier this month it expects to have no less than 9 million paid streaming subscribers throughout its platforms by the tip of the 12 months. The corporate’s flagship streaming product is AMC+, which can see a lift in subscribers after signing a deal with Verizon earlier this week, giving sure subscribers a free trial of the product for six or 12 months.

Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the mother or father firm of CNBC.

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