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, 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 that Disney has been looking at its options with regards to its business in India, called Disney Star, 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 month, Disney+ Hotstar in India added a new Hulu hub, which was a surprise, considering we’ve not seen any expansion of Hulu internationally since Disney gained control of the streaming platform in 2019. Since Hulu only operates in the United States (and in Japan, though it’s not connected to Disney). Unfortunately, since Comcast […]

Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during a quarterly investor call that they plan on having a one-app experience available within the United States later this year, meaning subscribers to the Disney Streaming Bundle, will have access to some Hulu content directly within Disney+. Unfortunately, while Comcast still owns one-third of Hulu, Disney isn’t […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Disney’s 20th Century Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming film, “Brahmāstra”, which is coming to cinemas around the world on September 9th 2022. “Brahmāstra” – the Trilogy, is a 3-part film franchise and the beginning of India’s first original universe The Astraverse. It is a new original cinematic universe inspired by deeply […]