Disney+ Hotstar to Go Live in India on 3 April 2020
The streaming service will include Disney original content too.
Disney+ is all set to go live on Hotstar on 3 April 2020, with a host of new movies and content that will now be available on the streaming platform, named Disney+ Hotstar.
The available content will be expanded to include the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and favourites like The Lion King, Frozen II, Aladdin and Toy Story 4. Children’s shows including Mickey Mouse, Doraemon and Shin-chan will also be available.
Disney will be bringing with itself the addition of acclaimed Disney+ Originals, for Hotstar premium customers, including The Mandalorian by Jon Favreau; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a creative modern take on the hit franchise; and the live-action Lady and the Tramp, a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic as well as the latest American shows from studios like HBO, Fox.
As a prelude to the launch, Disney+ Hotstar will host a virtual red carpet event on 2 April with the premiere of The Lion King at 6 pm followed by the popular Disney+ original The Mandalorian at 8 pm.
After going live with Disney+ on 11 March, Indian streaming service Hotstar has now rolled back the service. In an official statement, Hotstar said that the exercise was undertaken to “test the Disney+ Hotstar app with a small number of consumers”.
“A limited release of the beta version of the Disney+ Hotstar app is currently being tested with a small number of consumers, in preparation for the full-fledged app launch on 29th March,” a Hotstar spokesperson said in a statement.
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