Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2018, Star India’s online entertainment platform Hotstar has unveiled a new sports-only subscription plan at Rs. 299 annually. Currently, the online streaming platform has two subscription plans – Rs 999 and Rs 199, which allow viewers to get access to premium content.
This could be termed as good news for the sports fanatics as in just Rs. 25 per month, viewers can get access to all the sports content such football, tennis, formula 1 and all the sports content licensed by Star India.
According to the website, the new All Sports plan includes:
- Cricket: VIVO IPL 2018, Asia Cup 2018 and more
- Tennis: Wimbledon, French Open, US Open among others
- Football: Premier League, Bundesliga, I-League, Indian Super League, AFC Cup and more
- Kabaddi: Pro Kabaddi, Kabaddi Nationals
- Others: Formula 1, Badminton World Championship among others
However, in a major disappointment, the exclusive package doesn’t include the 2018 FIFA World Cup as its broadcasting rights are with Sony Pictures Network India.
Meanwhile, Hotstar doesn’t support high-resolution 4K or 1080p streaming for live sports, and is limited to 720p HD at a low bitrate. However, it did roll out 1080p entertainment content.