SVOD Platform Forecasts

February 2021


Based on December 2020 results, Digital TV Research expects that the number of subscribers to Disney+ (294 million) will overtake the Netflix total (286 million) in 2026. However, Disney+ will only have more subs than Netflix in one country – India – 98 million Disney+ Hotstar subscribers versus 13 million for Netflix.

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Disney+ Hotstar will roll out to 13 Asian countries by 2026. These countries will supply 108 million (37%) of the global Disney+ subscriber total, but only $2.62 billion (13%) of the platform’s revenues by 2026. Hotstar subscribers pay less than a third of the monthly subscription fee of their US counterpart.”

Global revenues for Disney+ will be $20.76 billion by 2026 – half of Netflix’s $39.52 billion.

Published in February 2021 and based on December 2020 results, this 56-page PDF, PowerPoint and excel report contains extensive coverage of the main global SVOD platforms. The report comprises three parts:
• 26-page PDF containing profiles of the global SVOD platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Discovery+, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock and Paramount+/ViacomCBS.
• Outlook: 7-page PowerPoint presentation by platform by global and country level for subscribers and revenues
• Excel workbook for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+ and HBO Max; providing subscriber and revenue forecasts for every year for each of 138 countries from 2010 to 2026

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