Disney+ Hotstar to launch on March 29
Disney+ will arrive in India on March 29 via Star TV Network’s streaming service Hotstar. The announcement was made by the company’s CEO, Roger Iger during their quarterly earnings call on Tuesday.
The CEO mentioned that the company will launch the new streaming service under a rebranded entity called Disney+ Hotstar. Disney+ which was launched in the U.S in November last year has 28.6 million subscribers according to latest media reports.
The Walt Disney Company had acquired Fox Studios which included television network Star India and Hotstar streaming service. While the subscription pricing of the combined entity is yet to be determined, it will be offered as two categories. One will be a premium subscription service that will include their original digital programming and the other will be a basic service that will include their non-original programming and catchup content.
The launch of the new streaming service will coincide with the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.