Sports Licensing TV & Films 

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

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…

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Sports 

Star announces Prosenjit Chatterjee as brand ambassador of Bengali IPL feed

Star India has announced Bengali movie superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee as the brand ambassador for the Indian Premier League Bengali language broadcast. Star India is all set to live broadcast the IPL in six languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali. The IPL Bengali language feed will be broadcast on Jalsha Movies. Meanwhile, Hotstar, Star’s VOD platform is going to simulcast the live action for the first time. In what could be termed as good news for regional viewers, Hotstar will also live feed IPL in all the six…

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Sports 

Sony Pictures acquires media rights for England cricket matches till 2022

In a recent announcement, television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India has acquired broadcast and digital rights for England and Wales Cricket Board for the Indian subcontinent for a period of five years starting in 2018 through 2022. The move was taken to focus on international cricket and other sports such as football, WWE, golf and tennis, after the broadcaster lost the media rights to its T20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) to Star India Pvt. Ltd, in September 2017. As per the agreement signed with the England and…

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Sports Licensing 

Star India to stream VIVO IPL 2018 besides telecasting

Star India will stream the VIVO IPL 2018 on Hotstar in Virtual Reality (VR) besides telecasting all the matches on television. This immersive VR experience will make it possible for fans to get closer to the high-octane matches from the comfort of their homes. Moreover, viewers will also be able to select camera angles and a commentary language of their choice offering further customisation through the ‘Super-fan feed’. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world. Star India has bagged the broadcast…

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People 

Gautam Thakar to head the sports biz of Star Sports

  Nine months after the resignation of Nitin Kukreja as chief executive officer, Star Sports, Star India has roped in Gautam Thakar to head the sports biz. Thakar, who will take up his new role on January 15, will join the network as CEO, Star Sports and will report to Sanjay Gupta, managing director Star India. Thakar, who has over 20 years’ experience across various industries is currently working with Washington DC based investment firm Revolution Ventures. He started his career with P&G as brand manager and then moved on…

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Entertainment Licensing Institutional Licensing 

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…

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