While Disney is currently in the process of merging its Star India business with Reliance, it has made a major update to its Disney+ Hotstar streaming service this week with the launch of Version 2.0. This new version has mainly been updated to introduce new features for its advertising business, just in time for the […]

Last month, Disney announced that it had signed a binding definitive agreement to form a joint venture with Reliance Industries Limited and Viacom 18 Media Private Limited that will combine the businesses of Viacom18 and Star India. As part of the transaction, the media undertaking of Viacom18 will be merged into Star India Private Limited […]

Last month, Disney announced it was entering into an agreement with Reliance Industries and Viacom18 to create a new joint venture that will combine the businesses of Viacom18 and Star India. This new company will offer a variety of linear television channels and combine Disney+ Hotstar and Jiocinema to form a super streaming service in […]

Disney’s Indian business has continued to struggle since it acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019, where Star India was considered the “crown jewel” due to its reach across India; however, it hasn’t been able to make the most of this asset, and the value of its Indian business has continued to reduce over time by […]

When Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019 for over $71 billion, it acquired a large number of assets, including Star India, which included over 80 linear television channels, film studios, a minority stake in the satellite TV company Tata Sky and the streaming service Hotstar.  Shortly after the launch of Disney+ in the United […]

Over the past few months, Disney has been exploring its options for its business in India, Disney Star, which was formerly known as Star India and was acquired when Disney purchased 20th Century Fox. Disney Star runs Disney+ Hotstar, along with over 80 linear television channels and much more. Disney has been talking to multiple […]

Over the past few months, there have been many reports of Disney looking into potentially selling off some or all of its Disney Star business in India. Some new information on the deal has been revealed by Economic Times, which reported that Disney and Reliance industries have been holding talks to merge their Indian businesses. […]

Earlier this year, it was reported that Disney has been looking at its options with regards to its business in India, which is called Disney Star and is formerly known as Star India, which it acquired when it purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019.  Disney Star includes the streaming service Disney+ Hotstar, film studios such […]

When Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, it also acquired Star India, which included the streaming service Hotstar, film studios, an array of over seventy linear channels, and much more.  Shortly after the initial launch of Disney+ in many countries around the world, Hotstar was relaunched as Disney+ Hotstar, offering a wide selection of […]

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Disney was looking into potentially selling some or all of its assets in India, including its linear television business, film studios and Disney+ Hotstar.   Disney acquired Star India after the purchase of 20th Century Fox in 2019. There have been many interested parties involved in talks with Disney […]

Over the last year, Disney+ Hotstar has continued to make bad headlines for Disney, following the loss of the rights to the popular Indian Premiere Cricket League, which resulted in the streaming service losing over 20 million subscribers. These losses, have set the streaming service back in its goals of total global subscriber numbers and […]

GoQuest Media has signed a new deal with Disney to become the sole distributor for Disney Star’s Indian content across Africa for both TV and OTT. The deal includes many of India’s most popular and successful shows, including “Anupamaa”, “Imlie”, “Kasauti Zindagii Kay”, “Yeh Jaadu Hai Jinn Ka”, “Chandra Nandini”, and many more. The new […]

Following the loss of the Indian Premier Cricket League, after JioCinema spent $3 billion on the streaming rights, Disney+ Hotstar has seen millions of subscribers leave the platform. While the loss of the IPL has helped the bottom line for the streaming service, since the cost of the cricket rights was too high in Disney’s […]

Disney has released a new trailer for an upcoming series, “Kaala”, which will be coming to Disney+ Hotstar in India on the 15th of September, 2023. The story follows an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer solving a case that involves criminal masterminds, power, revenge and plenty of action. Check out the teaser trailer below: Gaurav Banerjee, […]