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 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, including talking to multiple companies about potentially selling off some assets as it looks to try to make its business more profitable. Disney acquired Star India as part of its purchase of 20th Century Fox and rebranded the company […]

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 […]

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 […]

Earlier this year, it was reported that Disney was looking into potential options for its businesses in India, and according to a new report from Bloomberg, Disney has preliminary talks with potential buyers for its India streaming and television business, including billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. When Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]