Corporate Brand 

Disney+ set to launch in US market on November 12

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,349 The Walt Disney Company presented an extensive overview of its comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, including presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+, and the upcoming Disney+ service at its highly-anticipated Investor Day, which took place on the Company’s studio lot. “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands,…

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TV & Films 

India to be among top-10 entertainment and media markets by 2021: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,761 India’s per capita media and entertainment spending will be capped at a mere 32 dollars by 2021 compared to 222 dollars in China and 2,260 dollars in the United States, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. India is one of the fastest growing entertainment and media territories in the world, with a CAGR of 11.7% from 2017 to 2022, growing from 30,363.72 million USD (19,78,045 million Rs) in 2017 to 52,683.15 million USD (34,32,044 million Rs) in 2022. It is set to be in the top 10…

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TV & Films TV Series Licensing 

‘Friends’ to now stream on Netflix in India, as it leaves Hotstar

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 4,526 Popular sitcom Friends will now be available on Netflix in India, in addition to its permanent home on fellow streaming service Hooq, which is partially owned by Warner Bros., the company that helped produce the iconic show. Friends was previously also available on Hotstar in India, as part of its tie-up with Hooq, but that deal expired at the end of March. Starting April 1, all 10 seasons of Friends are now on Netflix and Hooq in India. On traditional linear TV, Friends airs on Viacom 18-owned…

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TV & Films 

HOOQ strucks partnership deal with India’s Hotstar: What it means?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,476 Southeast Asian streaming service HOOQ has struck a crucial partnership deal with India’s premium streaming platform ‘Hotstar’. As per the association, HOOQ’s 6,000-hour catalogue of Hollywood TV shows and movies will be made available to Hotstar Premium users. In turn, HOOQ can leverage Hotstar’s massive scale of over 150 million monthly active users. Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar, said, “Hotstar Premium’s English catalogue is unlike anything you’ll find on any other platform in the world — an aggregation of content from across studios and content producers, at a…

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Sports 

IPL Mania: BSNL launches special data pack for users

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,654 To lure customers during the IPL match, state-run telecom firm BSNL has announced a 153GB mobile data pack for Rs 258 with 51 days validity. “BSNL presents IPL pack Unlimited data STV-248 for prepaid mobile customers which give unlimited data (3GB data per day) with validity of 51 days during period of IPL cricket match. This will be useful for our subscriber to stream live IPL matches at a very economical rate,” BSNL said. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio has also announced a 102GB data pack for Rs 251…

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Sports Licensing TV & Films 

Ahead of IPL, Hotstar unveils ‘All Sports’ subscription at Rs 299 annually

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,909 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…

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Entertainment Licensing Institutional Licensing 

Disney signs exclusive content deal with Hotstar

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 8,704 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…

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