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.

Jun 16, 2021 13:06
MUMBAI: Sports drama "Toofaan", starring Farhan Akhtar, will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. The release of the movie, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, was deferred amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country. It was previously scheduled to start streaming on Amazon from May 21, PTI reports.
Dec 24, 2020 14:12
MUCH HAS BEEN ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT Indian media's biggest executive departure of 2020. The resignation of Uday Shankar as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, announced October 8, also marks the end of arguably THE defining decade in the evolution of professional Indian sport in the 21st century. 
Oct 12, 2019 12:10
MUMBAI: After launching in the US, Canada and the UK, The Walt Disney Company is reportedly ready to take next step in the global expansion of Hotstar, Star India's over-the-top platform and India's largest OTT channel.
Sep 21, 2019 13:09
MUMBAI: Star India has announced the appointment of Nitin Bawankule as head of ad sales. In this role, Bawankule will be responsible for leading ad sales across both linear broadcast and OTT for Star TV network and Hotstar respectively.  The appointment is effective October 1, and he will report in to Sanjay Gupta, country manager, Star, and Disney India. 
Sep 13, 2019 14:09
NEW YORK: ESPN+, Disney's recently launched direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, will deliver to US cricket fans all 18 days of the Paytm South Africa Tour of India, a series of three Tests matches and three T20s, beginning Sunday, September 15, through Tuesday, October 22.
Jul 16, 2019 13:07
MUMBAI: Star India's OTT platform Hotstar on Monday announced that it has yet again broken a world record and made a new one as 25.3 million simultaneous viewers watched the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand.
Jul 15, 2019 18:07
MUMBAI: The nail-biting final of the 12th ICC World Cup that saw England beat New Zealand in a match that ended with scores tied at both the end of the regular game as well as following the historic super over, had another tied score to boast of for Star India's OTT platform Hotstar - concurrent viewership.   
Jul 13, 2019 16:07
LONDON: The International Cricket Council Friday released TV and digital viewing figures for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup group stage and semi-finals, setting new TV and digital records and becoming one of the world’s most watched sporting events.
Jul 12, 2019 17:07
MUMBAI: The bean counters at Star Sports have had to recalibrate overall advertising revenue estimates a tad following the shock loss of pre-tournament favourites India to New Zealand in a pulsating semi-final played over two days earlier this week.
Jul 11, 2019 18:07
MUMBAI: India's loss to New Zealand Wednesday in the semifinal of the 2019 Cricket World Cup saw Star India's OTT platform Hotstar set new records in the number of concurrent viewers tuning in.