Star India to expand OTT offerings to Singapore from November 1

Cricket fans in Singapore will be able to catch the Indian Premier League action LIVE from the next season on Star India’s OTT platform.

Star India will be launching the Hotstar service in Singapore from November 1.

After a fortnight of new filled with departures from the top management in Star and Disney India and The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific here comes an information about Disney’s business expansion in the continent.

The Hotstar Service, to come at a subscription of S$ 69.98 per annum will be offering the Indian Premier League 2021, Asia Cup, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the year of its launch.

The other offerings will included Star India serials, films, and Hotstar Specials.

Disney and Star India announced the official launch of Hotstar in Singapore.

After operating on an invite-only basis for more than six months in the market for Indian migrant workers, the OTT service is all set for an official launch on November 1.

Singapore is the second South Asian market after Indonesia to get a version of Hotstar. The independent launch of Hotstar suggests that Disney is planning to launch Disney+ as a standalone service in the country.

“With an extensive range of content, featuring the biggest stars and an unparalleled user experience, Hotstar changed the way Indians consume content, quickly becoming the country’s leading streaming service. We are excited to launch Hotstar in collaboration with StarHub, and bring the same world-class service to audiences in Singapore,” said Amit Malhotra, Regional Lead, Emerging Markets, The Walt Disney Company APAC.

“We are thrilled to welcome another top-class streaming app onto StarHub TV+ service as we continue with unabated momentum to add the hottest and freshest content to entertain our customers. As the number one subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in India, Hotstar boasts a myriad of Indian blockbuster films, TV shows, and the highly anticipated Dream11 Indian Premier League Playoffs and Final, complementing StarHub’s existing TV channels to give our customers the best line-up of Tamil and Hindi entertainment content in Singapore,” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub.” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub.

Star India has also collaborated with Star Hub to make the service available through Indian+ subscription priced at S$15 a month on a 24-month contract or S$25 a month on a 12-month contract.

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