July 16th, 2021 7:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Global Expansion Remains Top Priority for Streaming Players: PwC

Cinedigm India division is set to “develop streaming services” for the Indian and South Asian markets, says Gary Loffredo, chief operating officer at Cinedigm. The independent streaming entertainment company in early March announced the creation of its India division, with Cinedigm highlighting that its team will “begin development and planning for a new, branded global ‘umbrella’ service.” In its release, Cinedigm said that its new “umbrella service” will “showcase” the... Read More

June 18th, 2021 7:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

Disney+ Hotstar Tailors Offerings to Match Low Bandwidth In India: Disney CEO

The Walt Disney Company, a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise, will “focus down on Hotstar, both from an entertainment standpoint and a sports standpoint,” says Bob Chapek, the company’s chief executive officer. Chapek on Monday said in the annual Credit Suisse Communications Conference that the choice made by the company to target sports and entertainment for Hotstar is due to its “benefits in those regions.” The Walt Disney... Read More

March 3rd, 2021 3:30 PM 3 COMMENTS

Low Broadband Speeds, Mobile First Makes Product Localizations Critical: Disney CEO

Disney+ Hostar, the Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming platform run by Walt Disney owned Star India streams 17,000 hours of original programming each year, Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of Walt Disney said. The development is on the heels of Christine McCarthy, chief financial officer of the Walt Disney Company in early February highlighting that Disney+ Hotstar makes up approximately 30% of the Disney+ user base. McCarthy in the first quarter earnings... Read More

February 24th, 2021 5:40 PM 3 COMMENTS

OTT Platforms Thriving in Price Sensitive Indian Market as Data Penetration Grows

Netflix, the American streaming service on Monday announced that Jagame Thandiram, a Tamil film starring Dhanush is all set for an “exclusive release” on its platform. The streaming giant with 204 million users across the world said that Jagame Thandiram is “one of the first big Tamil films” set for Netflix release in 2021. Netflix said that Jagame Thandiram will “launch globally in over 190 countries,” with the movie also... Read More

February 7th, 2021 11:56 AM 3 COMMENTS

OTT Platforms That Are Going to Rule India in 2021

Over-the-top (OTT) platforms have gained a lot of popularity in the pandemic. New platforms have emerged offering exclusive shows and originals to their viewers keeping them hooked with unique content. Just last year, Disney+ Hotstar came to India and has become one of the biggest platforms in the country. Now, more and more players are set to come to India this year which will further enhance the existing competition between... Read More

January 29th, 2021 7:52 PM 0 COMMENTS

Disney+ Hotstar Prepaid Plans Under Rs 600 You Can Choose From

Telecom operators in India last year started offering Disney+ Hotstar benefit with their prepaid plans. It is a great benefit for a user who would have bought the subscription of the over-the-top (OTT) platform anyway. It is important to note that the plans that we are going to list will offer Disney+ Hotstar VIP and not the Premium subscription. The Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan costs Rs 400 for a year.... Read More

November 13th, 2020 4:15 PM 12 COMMENTS

Disney+ Hotstar and Disney+ Together Adds 16 Million Subscribers in Q3, 2020

Two of the leading over-the-top (OTT) platforms globally, Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar added about 16 million new subscribers in the quarter ended September 2020. While both the platforms are slightly different, they are owned by the same company, Disney. The quarterly earnings report of Disney’s streaming services came out on Thursday. The numbers were revealed by Christine McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Executive Vice President of Disney. As... Read More

November 1st, 2020 7:02 AM 1 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Starts Providing Free Disney+ Hotstar VIP Subscription to Postpaid and Broadband Users

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel is slowly getting back into the competition. The postpaid and broadband users of Airtel can now redeem Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership at no extra cost in Airtel Thanks mobile app. According to the terms and conditions updated on Airtel's website, the offer will apply only to the postpaid users on plans above Rs 499 and broadband users on a plan priced above Rs 999. In other... Read More

September 15th, 2020 5:42 PM 7 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Rs 598 Cricket Plan With Disney+ Hotstar VIP Membership and 2GB Daily Data Introduced

Reliance Jio has now introduced a new prepaid plan of Rs 598 that comes bundled with Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership. With this new launch, the telco now has four prepaid plans which come bundled with voice calling and data benefits. The plans in question are Rs 401, Rs 598, Rs 777 and Rs 2,599. Besides, it is also offering data add-ons without calling and SMS benefits. The newly launched Rs... Read More

August 20th, 2020 7:06 AM 5 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Launches Rs 599 and Rs 448 Prepaid Plans With Disney+ Hotstar VIP Subscription

Both Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel provide their customers with OTT benefits with a number of their prepaid plans. But there are a few specific prepaid plans and data vouchers which come with a free one year subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. Disney+ Hotstar is a popular OTT content platform in India which allows customers to access Hindi and other regional language content very easily. One year subscription of... Read More

August 5th, 2020 5:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Disney+ Hits 60 Million Subscribers, Star Streaming Service Set for Launch in 2021

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday said in its third quarter earnings call that the Disney+ service has crossed over 60.5 million subscribers. The Disney+ service was introduced in November, 2019 initially in the US market before the company expanded the service to international markets like Western Europe, India and Japan in 2020. In India, the company launched its Disney+ service on April 3 by enhancing its existing Hotstar service.... Read More

June 6th, 2020 11:37 PM 34 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Launches Rs 2,599 Annual Plan With 740GB Data and Disney+ Hotstar VIP Subscription

After teasing it for more than three days, Reliance Jio has finally announced new prepaid plans bundled with Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription to compete with Bharti Airtel. Unlike Airtel which is providing Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership with just its data add-on pack of Rs 401, Reliance Jio has launched a wide range of prepaid plans including a new annual plan of Rs 2,599. On the whole, Jio is providing Disney+... Read More

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