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Disney signs exclusive content deal with Hotstar

Star India has signed a multi-year exclusive partnership with Disney India to showcase the studio’s blockbuster movies on the premium version of its video streaming services Hotstar premium.

Hotstar has now announced a new studio partnership with Disney India to dramatically augment its Premium service.

It has inked a multi-year SVOD deal with Disney India to showcase the studio’s biggest hits exclusively on Hotstar Premium in India which includes movies like Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney’s The Jungle Book and Moana, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Disney. Pixar’s Finding Dory amongst others.

“Over the last six months, we have established Premium as an exciting new service for an Indian audience that is interested in international stories,” Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan said in a statement. “The deal with Disney is in line with our strategy of bringing the best of new shows and movies from around the world to our Premium subscribers.”

Disney India Studios VP Amrita Pandey echoed that message, and added: “This deal is important for us as it enables us to offer our movies across Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar brands and our ABC Studios’ TV shows to our audience wherever they are. Hotstar Premium is an ideal home for our content and it gives subscribers across the country, the chance to revisit their loved stories.”

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