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, […]

With companies looking to improve profits from streaming services, account sharing (aka password sharing) has quickly become one area that is being taken much more seriously.  For years, Netflix almost encouraged people to share their accounts with their friends and family, but then, when faced with its first-ever drop in subscribers, it turned its attention […]

The last year has seen Disney making drastic changes to its business in an effort to save billions of dollars, which include a drastic reduction in its general entertainment content and laying off 7000 employees.   Since Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, it has been dealing with the debt involved in the purchase.  Since […]

While streaming companies spent years chasing global subscriber numbers to catch up with Netflix, there was a big shift last year to focusing on profitability, which has resulted in Disney+ Hotstar in India going through some major changes, which has resulted in the streaming platform losing millions of subscribers following Disney not acquiring the streaming […]

In the past few months, we’ve started to see more Disney+ Hotstar Originals from Malaysia and Indonesia released globally on Disney+. And it looks like we might start seeing some Indian Hotstar Specials beginning to roll out to more countries. Recently, Disney has announced a number of Indian Hotstar Specials, including movies and shows such […]

Later this month, Disney+ Hotstar is set to lose access to many shows from HBO, such as “The Last Of Us”, which will no doubt be a big blow for Disney+ Hotstar subscribers in India and make many question if they remain a subscriber.   And Disney+ Hotstar has already suffered from the huge loss of […]

Last month, it was revealed that HBO content like “The Last Of Us” and “Game Of Thrones” would be leaving Disney+ Hotstar at some point this year. And today, we’ve got confirmation, as the official Disney+ Hotstar help social media account has confirmed, that all of the HBO content will be unavailable on Disney+ Hotstar […]

Disney and the BBC Studios are teaming up once again, for a Telugu adaptation of the popular British series, “Deep Pixels”, which will be released on Disney+ Hotstar in India.  The six-part series will be produced by BBC Studios India and Tamada Media Ltd, with animation by Keyframe Studios, directed by Aditya Mandala, written by […]

As Disney starts to cut costs within its streaming division, unfortunately, Disney+ Hotstar subscribers in India are going to be losing access to HBO shows like “The Last Of Us” and “Game Of Thrones”. The deal between HBO and Star India was originally signed back in late 2015, when 20th Century Fox owned Star India, […]

Disney+ Hotstar has ordered a new reality series called “Moving In With Malaika” that follows the daily life of Malaika Arora, who is an actor and model, that has previously starred in “Survivor”, “Ranveer Vs Wild with Bear Grylls” and “The Voice”.  This new series will give Arora’s fans access to “her past, present, and […]

Disney has announced that the global blockbuster, “Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva,” which is the opening chapter in India’s first original cinematic universe, the Āstraverse, will be coming to Disney+ Hotstar in India on November 4th 2022. Inspired by deeply rooted concepts and tales from India’s ancient history yet set in the modern world, “Brahmāstra: Part […]

Last week, Disney Star won TV and digital rights to both men’s and women’s International Cricket Council global events through to the end of 2027. Disney wanted to secure some rights to some Indian cricket after they lost the auction for the digital India Premier League Cricket rights to Viacom18, which resulted in Disney lowering […]

Today, the International Cricket Council confirmed that Disney Star won the TV and digital rights to both men’s and women’s global events through to the end of 2027. Disney Star won following a single-round sealed bid process which has yielded a significant uplift to the rights fee from the previous cycle continuing the impressive growth […]

Disney’s international content and operations group has announced that it has appointed Sajith Sivanandan as executive vice president and head of Disney+ Hotstar. Sajith Sivanandan has previously worked at Google as the managing director and business head of Google Pay and Next Billion User Initiatives for the APAC region. He will be joining Disney in […]