The Walt Disney Company has announced that Sunil Rayan will now be the president and head of Disney+ Hotstar, which is Disney’s streaming service in India, that was included in the 20th Century Fox purchase.   It has over 300 million monthly users, and in March, it was rebranded with Disney+, resulting in one streaming service […]

Indian mobile phone provider, Reliance Jio, has teased a new bundle, which will give Jio users, access to a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription for a year.  Customers can either choose monthly, annual or data add-on vouchers, to get the free benefit at no extra cost. The monthly plan is priced at Rs 401 and offers […]

Indian’s Disney+ Hotstar has announced what movies and shows will be coming to the Premium package in June, which includes lots of original content including “Artemis Fowl” and “Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2”.  It will also be getting lots of additional content due to contracts with HBO, FX, and Showtime. Here is the full […]

Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company has announced that Rebecca Campbell is now going to be the Chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International Ms. Campbell is a 23-year Disney veteran who has held leadership roles across the Company’s media, international and parks businesses and most recently served as President of Disneyland […]

Earlier this month during Disney’s quarterly financial results call, it was revealed that Disney+ now has over 54.5 million subscribers globally.  With the streaming app still set to launch across Asia, Africa and Latin America, in addition to more European countries. According to a new report by Media Partners Asia, Disney+ could reach as many […]

Disney is set to officially rebrand Hotstar into Disney+ Hotstar in India on Friday April 3rd.  It had originally been scheduled to launch in India on March 29th, but was pushed back due to coronavirus concerns with the Indian Premier League cricket tournament being delayed. Here is the official details: With the Indian launch of […]

Disney has announced that it will be delaying the launch of Disney+ in India. It was due to launch on March 29th but due to the Coronavirus. Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman of Star & Disney India, said in a statement: “We recently announced that Disney+ would launch in […]

Disney+ has launched in India, two weeks earlier than scheduled, with the Hotstar app being updated to new branding called, Disney+ Hotstar. There hasn’t yet been a change to premium subscription plans, with both the Hotstar Premium and Hotstar VIP subscriptions still available. The Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription costs Rs 299 per month (around $4) […]

During the Walt Disney Company first quarter financial conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney+ will launch in India on March 29th via Hotstar. They will also be rebranding Hotstar VIP/Premium to Disney+Hotstar. Here is what Disney CEO Bob Iger said about the deal: We’re also excited to announce that we will be […]

Disney want to set up their new streaming service, Disney+, to be a global powerhouse and one of the biggest advantages from the recent purchase of 21st Century Fox, was the addition of Hotstar, a huge streaming and digital platform that has over 300 users in India.  And that install base is why Disney is […]

During last weeks Investor Day presentation, Disney gave details on the core streaming platforms, ESPN+, Hulu, Disney+ and HotStar. Uday Shankar, who is the president of the Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and chairman of Star and Disney India, spoke about Disney’s newest addition of HotStar, following the purchase of 21st Century Fox. “Hunger for […]

Today, the Walt Disney Company hosted its “Investor Day” event, which was focused on the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services including the upcoming Disney+. Here is the official press release regarding the launch of Disney+: The Walt Disney Company’s highly anticipated Investor Day provided an extensive overview of Disney’s comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, and included presentations on […]

Today, the Walt Disney Company hosts its “Investor Day” event, which is focused on the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services including the upcoming Disney+. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT and conclude by 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. Throughout the event, I will be updating […]