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Hotstar (co-branded as Disney+ Hotstar in selected countries/territories) is an Indian over-the-top streaming service owned by Novi Digital Entertainment under Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Originally, the brand was introduced in 2015 as a streaming service that carrying content from its local networks, including films, television series, live sports, and original programming from its country. Amid the significant growth of mobile broadband in India, Hotstar quickly became the dominant streaming service in the country.

Following the acquisition of Star India's parent company, 21st Century Fox by Disney in 2019, Disney added the content library of its new international streaming brand Disney+ to Hotstar in April 2020, including Disney+ original programming, and films and television series from its main content brands of Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, National Geographic, and Pixar. The resulting service was co-branded as Disney+ Hotstar. As of March 2020, Disney+ Hotstar has at least 300 million active users.

For the international operations, Disney+ Hotstar service also operates in several Southeast Asia countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand which similarly combines entertainment content licensed from the local, third-party studios, with the original Disney+ library, and expected to launch in the Philippines in 2022.

Plans of Subscription

In India, it features two paid subscription plans — "VIP", which focuses on domestic programmes and sports content (including Indian Premier League cricket), and "Premium" featuring premium international films and television series (including HBO, Showtime and other American original series). As of July 2020, VIP Plan costs Rs 399 for a year and Premium Plan costs Rs 1,499 per year or Rs 299 for a monthly plan.

Premium Plan and Prices
Country/Territory Monthly Quarterly Annual
Canada C$ 12.99 C$ 44.99
India Rs 299 Rs 1,499
Indonesia Rp 39,000 Rp 199,000
Malaysia MYR 54.90 (3 months)
Singapore SGD 69.98
Thailand THB 99 THB 799
United Kingdom £5.99 £49.99
United States $9.99 $44.99

Launch

Launch rollout
Release date Country/Territory Release partner Notes
February 11, 2015 India None Rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar on April 3, 2020
September 4, 2017 Canada Launched as Hotstar
United States
September 13, 2018 United Kingdom
September 5, 2020 Indonesia Telkomsel Launched as Disney+ Hotstar
November 1, 2020 Singapore StarHub Launched as Hotstar
June 1, 2021 Malaysia Astro Launched as Disney+ Hotstar
June 30, 2021 Thailand AIS
2022 Philippines Globe Telecom Upcoming launch / Launching as Disney+ Hotstar
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