ESPN+ surpasses two million paid subscribers

ESPN+ grows from strength to strength. ESPN’s OTT streaming service now has more than two million paid subscribers, according to Disney chief executive Bob Iger.

Speaking during Disney’s first-quarter earnings call with analysts on Tuesday, Iger said the number of subscribers has doubled in the past five months. He added that direct-to-consumer “remains our number one priority”.

The streaming service gained 568,000 new subscribers alone last month directly from the onset of ESPN’s new UFC rights deal.