MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company has taken a strategic call to phase out its Hotstar streaming service in North America — which is essentially targeted at audiences of South Asian descent.

The plan, first reported by Variety, which is to be completed by end-2022, is to transfer the sports programming on Hotstar to ESPN+ (which will pick up all of Hotstar’s US cricket rights), while the streamer's movies and TV series will be migrated to Hulu.

Nov 17, 2020 11:11
SPECIAL REPORT: A WEEK TO THE DAY after the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League completed its 2020  innings, official broadcaster Star Sports has ticked off all the boxes as far as viewership, subscription numbers are concerned. Ergo OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar, which is where parent company Walt Disney has (and will have) its primary focus in the post COVID-19 era.   
Mar 27, 2018 18:03
NEW DELHI: With the countdown on for Indian Premier League 2018, Star India has served notices to DTH operators Airtel Digital TV and Zee Group owned Dish TV over subscription fee hike, with the IPL host broadcaster threatening to disconnect its channels.