As Disney+ Turns 1, Streamer Clears 73 Million Subscribers

Disney will reveal international streaming plans Dec. 10

Original series like The Mandalorian have helped buoy interest in Disney+, and turn streaming into the company's "primary catalyst for growth," said CEO Bob Chapek. Disney+, Getty Images

A year ago today, the Disney+ streaming service made its big debut to the public. As of its first anniversary, the crown jewel of Disney’s streaming ambitions has already cleared 73.7 million subscribers, as of Oct. 3, the company said today—signaling the speed at which its efforts to pivot to the direct-to-consumer business are paying off.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.