Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming Hotstar Specials ‘Unheard’, which is a unique period conversational series that gives a glimpse of the freedom struggle from Hyderabadi’s point of view, which most of us often pay the least attention to. The countdown to witness the variety of perspectives of freedom, violence, war,, and […]

=This past week, Disney announced it would be closing down its Hotstar streaming service in the United States at some point in 2022, moving many shows and films over to Hulu and live sports over to ESPN+.   They didn’t waste any time in starting to migrate users over to the Disney Streaming Bundle, making […]

Disney has announced it is going to be closing down its Hotstar streaming service in the United States in late 2022, but no date has yet been confirmed. Hotstar offers a wide selection of Indian films, movies and live sports, across 9 languages, which also includes lots of original programming. Disney is going to be […]

When the Walt Disney Company purchased 20th Century Fox, it didn’t just pick up an extra 30% stake in Hulu. It also gained control of Star India, a network of TV stations and a streaming service called, Hotstar, which is the biggest streaming platform in India. Last year, Hotstar was rebranded into Disney+ Hotstar and […]

When the Walt Disney Company purchased 20th Century Fox, one of the key assets was access to the Indian streaming service “Hotstar”, which was rebranded to Disney+ Hotstar early last year. Subscribers to Disney+ Hotstar make up over a third of the total number of subscribers to Disney+ globally. Earlier today, Disney announced some changes […]

Disney has announced it will be launching its Hotstar streaming service in Singapore on November 1st, however, it won’t include all the Disney+ Original content, like the Indian premium video streaming service which is dedicated to live cricket and entertainment. Audiences in Singapore will now have front row seats to a unique mix of content […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]