Today, the Walt Disney Company has released its latest quarterly results for the Fiscal Full Year And Fourth Quarter quarter of 2022, and that means we get an updated look at how many subscribers Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ have.
This gives us a clear indication of how the apps are doing, especially with growth or decline in subscriber numbers. These subscriber numbers are based up to 1st October 2022.
Disney+ now has 164.2 million subscribers globally, up over 12 million subscribers from 152.1 million subscribers last quarter. While Hulu has added a million subscribers, and ESPN+ has also added 1.5 million subscribers in the US.
In a statement: Disney CEO Bob Chapek said:
“2022 was a strong year for Disney, with some of our best storytelling yet, record results at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment, and outstanding subscriber growth at our direct-to-consumer services, which added nearly 57 million subscriptions this year for a total of more than 235 million.
Our fourth quarter saw strong subscription growth with the addition of 14.6 million total subscriptions, including 12.1 million Disney+ subscribers. The rapid growth of Disney+ in just three years since launch is a direct result of our strategic decision to invest heavily in creating incredible content and rolling out the service internationally, and we expect our DTC operating losses to narrow going forward and that Disney+ will still achieve profitability in fiscal 2024, assuming we do not see a meaningful shift in the economic climate. By realigning our costs and realizing the benefits of price increases and our Disney+ ad-supported tier coming December 8, we believe we will be on the path to achieve a profitable streaming business that will drive continued growth and generate shareholder value long into the future. And as we embark on Disney’s second century in 2023, I am filled with optimism that this iconic company’s best days still lie ahead.
Disney has also provided a detailed breakdown per region: (Million)
Disney+ – Global – 164.2
Disney+ – Domestic (US & Canada) – 46.4
Disney+ – International excluding Disney+ Hotstar+ – 56.5
Disney+ Core – (excluding Hotstar) – 102.9
Disney+ Hotstar – 61.3
ESPN+ – Million Subscribers (US Only) – 24.3
Hulu – Million Subscribers (US Only) – 47.2
To compare, here are the subscription numbers (Millions) from August’s Investor Call:
Disney+ – Global – 152.1
Disney+ – Domestic (US & Canada) – 44.5
Disney+ – International excluding Disney+ Hotstar+ – 49.2
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.