Disney+Hotstar to launch Officially in India on April 3
Update on 31/3/2020:
Disney+Hotstar was planned to launch on 29th April 2020 along with IPL, but due to Coronavirus outbreak its delayed. As per latest News Disney+ Hotstar will be available on April 3 2020.
As per statement by Uday Shankar – President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India.
“With the success of Hotstar, we ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India. Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this. We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times.”
Update on 11/3/2020:
Disney+Hotstar Now Live in INDIA, Disney+ Shows and Movies are being added to Hotstar from past two days. Checkout Hotstar or Hotstar App Disney+ Section now.
Disney’s own streaming service Disney+ launched officially last year November 2019. Recently Disney Plus mobile app hit nearly 41M downloads and generated an estimated $97.2 million in user spending on mobile in its first two months, according to Tuesday report from mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower.
Still Disney+ officially not available for worldwide, currently available for U.S, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only. In upcoming months it will be available for India, France, Italy, Spain and the U.K and worldwide in next two years.
In recent news, Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed that soon the services will launch in INDIA via HOTSTAR during the end of march.
Hotstar is Disney owned streaming service has nearly 100M daily active users and 300M monthly active users. In upcoming months this will increase highly during the Indian Premier League [IPL] 2020.
Also the Hotstar VIP/Premium will be re-branded as Disney+Hotstar. still there is no news on subscription charges. Have to wait till march end for more updates on Disney+ India launch.