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 […]

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 […]

Disney has announced that the Disney+ Hotstar Original series, “Virgin: The Series”, will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on Wednesday, 1st March 2023. The series tells the story of what happens when the popular girl at school mysteriously dies. A schoolmate asks her friends’ to help create an investigative documentary to discover what really […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hindi cinema star Kajol has announced that she is going to be starring in a brand new streaming series for Disney+ Hotstar. In a statement, Kajol said: “Exploring new formats is always a challenge, but it’s a great thing as I love to take challenges head-on.  Being an avid fan of digital series, the concept […]

A new report from Media Partners Asia has revealed some new data on the success of Disney+ Hotstar in the Southeast Asia region, which has revealed that the streaming service has picked up over 22% of new streaming subscribers in the first three months of 2022. Within Southeast Asia, there are now 39.5 million subscribers […]

All3Media Entertainment has announced it is developing a new Hotstar Special for Disney+ Hotstar called “Blood”. This new thriller-mystery is going to be helmed by Gurmmeet Singh as the showrunner, and directed by Mihir Desai, the show will be produced by Dreamers & Doers Co, a premium content studio owned by Reliance Entertainment.  “Blood”, is […]