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Disney Plus added almost 8 million new subscribers as Netflix struggles

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Disney added 7.9 million new subscribers to its Disney Plus streaming service during the first three months of 2022, the company announced in its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. 

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is competition?
  2. What is the difference between direct and indirect competition?
  3. Who might represent direct competition to Disney Plus and Netflix?
  4. Who might represent indirect competition?
  5. Do you think either company is concerned about indirect competition? Why or why not?
  6. Why do you think Disney Plus is adding new subscribers while Netflix is losing customers?
  7. Do you think this is a trend that will continue? Why or why not?
  8. What can Netflix do to turn things around? Be prepared to discuss your ideas in class.
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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