Streamers See Huge Subscriber Gains as Viewers Seek Out Indoor Entertainment

Streamers See Huge Subscriber Gains as Viewers Seek Out Indoor Entertainment
Major streaming services are enjoying an influx of new subscribers as more film and television consumers continue looking for ways to pass the time during the current global pandemic.

Forbes reports that Disney+ is reaping particularly strong gains. Signups at the House of Mouse’s popular streaming service more than tripled between March 14 and March 16, compared to the same period from the week prior. The publication’s report was based on data from streaming analytics firm Antenna.

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While Antenna’s data was based on a three-day window, the numbers nonetheless indicate that Disney+ is continuing to enjoy strong success despite the coronavirus’ destabilizing impact on the film and television industries. The company announced the service, which will release Season 2 of its “The Mandalorian” tentpole in October,
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