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Disney plans ad-funded streaming and overtakes Netflix

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Disney plans ad-funded streaming and overtakes Netflix

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The media giant is gaining subscribers as it details plans to launch an ad-supported service in December.

Disney's subscriber gains have come at a hefty cost, with its streaming business losing $1.1bn in the quarter.

Netflix lost nearly one million accounts in the most recent quarter, putting its subscriber total at 220.67 million.

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Author / Journalist: By Natalie Sherman

Category: Business

Topics: Firm Launch Subscribers Subscriber Disney Million Year Service Streaming Netflix

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Published Date: 2022-08-10, 22:07:37

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