Disney+ Hotstar

Disney to surpass Netflix Southeast Asian subs by end of 2021

Disney+ Hotstar is expected to overtake Netflix in the Southeast Asia region by the end of the year. According to TBI’s sister research house Omdia, the regional version of Disney’s streaming service, which incorporates the existing Hotstar brand, will surpass Netflix for subscribers in 2021. The report notes that successful launches in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia […]

Netflix & Disney+ Hotstar account for 78% of SVOD revenues in India, after surge in subs

Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar accounted for 50% of all SVOD subscribers in India in 2020 and almost 80% of subscription revenues in the country, according to data revealed today. The findings, which come from Omdia’s latest 2021 Online Video Market and Consumer Trends Report, found that online video subscriptions revenue grew by 142% in India […]

India’s Disney+ Hotstar expands ‘Special Ops Universe’

Indian streamer Disney+ Hotstar has announced plans for Special Ops Universe, a multi-project franchise based around its recent spy thriller Special Ops. Neeraj Pandey will return to helm the project, which will include Special Ops Season 1.5: The Himmat Story, revealing the backstory of Kay Kay Menon’s character Himmat Singh from the original show. Creator […]

Disney’s APAC president Uday Shankar to step down

Disney’s Asia Pacific president Uday Shankar is stepping down from his position after 18 months in the role. Shankar, who was also chairman of Star and Disney India, joined the Mouse House in February last year having previously been president of 21st Century Fox in Asia. He moved into his most recent role after Disney […]

Kids roundup: HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’; Kids execs launch new prodco; Netflix picks up Xilam’s ‘Trico’

HBO Max seeks ‘Squish’ WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has acquired animated kids’ comedy Squish, following a deal with distributor Federation Kids & Family. The 52 x 11-minute series is due to land on the US SVOD in Q1 of 2021. Produced by Federation-owned Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, and executive produced and developed by John Derevlany, the […]

Disney+ Hotstar orders Indian ‘One Of Us’ adaptation

Disney+ Hotstar in India has ordered a local adaptation of UK drama One Of Us. BBC Studios will produce this new Telugu language version of the series, marking the company’s debut into the regional scripted market in India. One Of Us originally aired on BBC1 in 2016 as a four-part series, written by Harry and […]