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Research: Netflix to have 275 millions subs by 2026, surpassed by Disney+ in 2027

16 November, 2021

New projections from Digital TV Research estimate that in 2026, Netflix will continue to be the top largest streaming service in the world with 275 million subscribers. Since Disney+ had a slow start, only getting 118.1 million subscribers in the last quarter, a tiny growth spurt of 2.1 million subs, it’s predicted that they will catch up and surpass Netflix around 2027.

However, this revision doesn’t change the fact that Disney+ will also be a big winner in the streaming wars, dominating with a total of 271 million subs in 2026. This is mainly due to the Hotstar brand and its estimated 102 million subs (38%) in 13 countries across Asia.

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