Disney said Tuesday that its new streaming service, Disney Plus, garnered 26.5 million subscribers in its first six weeks of existence, making a strong start for the closely watched digital effort. The number nearly triples what the company said it had just after launch.

Disney, which revealed the latest numbers as part of its quarterly earnings report,said it had the 26.5 million subscribers as of Dec 28. It also said it had 30.4 million Hulu subscribers and 6.6 million subscribers to ESPN Plus, its sports streaming service, as of that date.

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