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“Disney’s Streaming Subscriber Losses Cause Nearly 9% Stock Dip”

Disney Shares Plunge Nearly 9% After Reporting Streaming Subscriber Decline

Disney’s success story took a hit as the company’s shares sank nearly 9% after the media giant reported a decline in streaming subscribers. According to the company’s Q2 report, Disney+ lost 4 million subscribers compared to the previous quarter, ending with a total of 103.6 million subscribers worldwide.

Streaming Subscriber Losses Shock Disney Investors

Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, had been a major highlight of the company’s success story ever since its launch. The platform had quickly amassed a large subscriber base, reaching 100 million subscribers in just 16 months, which was a milestone for the company.

However, the recent decline in subscribers has shocked investors, who were expecting a steady growth in subscriber numbers. The company’s Q2 report reveals that Disney+ gained 8 million subscribers in the quarter, but lost 4 million, resulting in a 3.7% decline overall.

Investors are concerned that the decline in subscriber numbers might continue and significantly impact the company’s future revenue streams. Disney’s stock price fell 8.6% to $152.15 in after-hours trading.

Factors Contributing to the Subscriber Loss

The decline in Disney+ subscribers has been attributed to several factors, including the end of several popular series, such as “The Mandalorian” and “WandaVision”. The lack of new content on the platform is a significant reason for the decline, as subscribers tend to lose interest when there is no new content.

In addition, some subscribers had signed up for the platform to watch “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” two Disney films that were released exclusively on Disney+. However, with both films now available on other streaming platforms and as DVD releases, some subscribers may have ended their subscriptions.

Finally, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the number of new subscribers for the platform, as many people have already signed up for the service during the lockdowns in 2020.

Cautious Optimism in Disney’s Future

Despite the decline in Disney+ subscribers, the company’s other revenue streams, such as theme parks and movie studios, showed encouraging signs of recovery. The company’s revenue increased by 49% to $15.61 billion in Q2 this year, a clear indication that the company’s other businesses are doing well.

In addition, Disney plans to release several new shows and movies on Disney+ in the coming months, including “Loki” and “Black Widow”. The company has also announced plans to launch Disney+ in more countries across the world, which could result in an increase in subscribers.


Disney’s Q2 report has caused concern among investors due to the decline in Disney+ subscribers. However, the company’s other businesses are showing signs of recovery, and the company is optimistic about the future with the release of new content and expansion of the service to new markets.

The decline in subscribers highlighted the importance of producing new and engaging content to keep subscribers interested. It remains to be seen whether Disney+ can regain its momentum and continue to grow its subscriber base.

Despite the current downturn, Disney is still a media powerhouse, and it will undoubtedly find new ways to connect with audiences and succeed in the long run.

Sara Marcus
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