Star India has announced to upgrade of Hotstar to Disney+ Hotstar on April 3, 2020. With a fresh new look and enhanced user interface, Disney+ Hotstar brings together the magic of Disney’s storytelling and the scale and technological expertise of Hotstar, giving users an unparalleled video streaming experience.
The development is confirmed by The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific Chairman and Chairman, Star & Disney India, Uday Shankar.
“With the success of Hotstar, we ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India. Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this. We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times,” Uday Shankar has said.
The launch was earlier scheduled for March 29, which had to coincide with the start of the Indian Premier League 2020 season.
Three distinct offerings – Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Premium and an ad-supported basic tier will be available, offering consumers an abundance of choice.
The Walt Disney Company had on earlier this month state3d that the Disney+ launch will not take place on the earlier announced date of March 29.