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Number Crunch

The streaming service is going to infinity and beyond

“100 million: The number of subscribers Disney+ has acquired in the 16 months since it launched Source: CNBC” next to the “Number Crunch” logo. The “00” in the 100 million is placed above a black circle to look like mouse ears.
“100 million: The number of subscribers Disney+ has acquired in the 16 months since it launched Source: CNBC” next to the “Number Crunch” logo. The “00” in the 100 million is placed above a black circle to look like mouse ears.


Number of the Day

The number of streamers on the livestreaming platform more than doubled during the pandemic, but viewership has not increased proportionally

Marker # of the Day — 155% The increase in active streamers on livestreaming platform Twitch in 2020 Source: Twitchtracker
Marker # of the Day — 155% The increase in active streamers on livestreaming platform Twitch in 2020 Source: Twitchtracker
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Quibi may have gone down in flames, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for streaming upstarts to find new audiences

Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images


One in four subscribers to Disney+ is from Hotstar, India’s largest streaming platform

A Disney+ and Hotstar company logo seen displayed on a smartphone
A Disney+ and Hotstar company logo seen displayed on a smartphone
Photo: Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images




While Apple was busy duking it out with Spotify, Amazon snuck up closer to the #2 spot in music streaming

The app logos of Amazon Music and Spotify on the screen of a smartphone.
The app logos of Amazon Music and Spotify on the screen of a smartphone.
Photo: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images


Is Netflix’s most threatening competitor Apple, Amazon — or ‘Fortnite’?

Image: Rockstar


Off Brand

We break down Peak Streaming to its parts — and let you bet on the winner

Illustrations: Shira Inbar

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