Tag Archives: HotStar

Republic TV to be available on Hotstar and Jio TV

Republic TV sealed deal with Star Indias VOD platform hotstar as well as the Reliance Jio OTT platform Jio TV Republic TV which is a free-to-air (FTA) channel will be launched simultaneously on DTH and OTT platform. Star and Jio are also among eight founding sponsor partners of Republic TV. The others include Vivo, Renault, [...]

Hotstar goes above 100 million downloads on Google PlayStore

Hotstar the Indian VOD service from Star achieved the impressive feature of having the app download more than 100.000.000 times of Google Playstore. That milestone is not a standalone. The group achieved a total number download of 200.000.000 if you add Apple store and the Android app to Googles number. This feat was complete only [...]

Hotstar ropes in new season of ‘Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai’, as web series

A hiatus of 11 years. This is the time taken for the comeback of the popular comedy Indian series, Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, for the Indian fans. It will be available on Hotstar, the OTT platform owned by Star India. JD Majethia, the production founder at Hats Off: The shoot for Sarabhai vs Sarabhai will commence [...]

Hotstar aims for a considerate gain in revenue from IPL 10

Hotstar, the OTT platform of Star India is targeting a big revenue gain from the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League with more than doubled advertising rates for the T20 league. An amount of 1.5 billion to 2 billion is expected to be gained as revenue. The sponsorships, according to releases, are believed to [...]

Hotstar Online Video partners with Elemental

Hotstar, the OTT platform of Star India, has partnered with Elemental Live. Being a GPU-accelerated, enterprise-class video processing system that provides content distributors with video and audio encoding for live streaming to new media platforms, Elemental Live will ensure a premium viewing experience on both mobile networks and WiFi internet connections for its growing subscriber [...]

Hotstar expands service with CinePlay

Hotstar, the streaming platform of Star India, is expanding its service with CinePlay, for its story telling format, under its Originals banner. The new development will be available only for Hotstar users in India, with 20 CinePlay titles that will be released constantly on the platform. It is to be noted that five titles have [...]

Hotstar’s revenue grows despite investments’ loss

Hotstar, the over-the-top (OTT) platform of Star India, has found to be incurring revenue gains amid great losses incurred by investments being made in the first year of operations. It has been reported that the company running Hotstar, Novi Digital Entertainment, has incurred an EBITDA loss of 3.7 billion INR (53.7 million USD) in FY16. [...]

Hotstar seals the deal with Disney

Hotstar, the online streaming service of Novi Digital in India, is upgrading its Premium service for its customers. The platform has bagged a multiyear SVOD deal with Disney India which will allow it to exclusively showcase hits like Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disneys The Jungle Book and Moana, Marvels Captain America: Civil War [...]

Hotstar to launch original web series ‘Tanhaiyan’

Hotstar, the online streaming service of Novi Digital, is all in for the making of its original fiction web series, Tanhaiyan. There will be a total of 10 episodes lasting for 20 minutes each. With this original content, Hotstar aims at expanding its number of audience while targeting a younger audience as well. The series [...]

Star India links up with Voke to deliver sports content in virtual reality  

  Live sporting events are now delivered in virtual reality to fans in India, with the partnering of VOKE and Star India. The company providing virtual reality based viewing of real events and on-demand media, VOKE, announced the collaboration and this brings the Kabaddi World Cup happening in Ahmedabad in virtual reality via Hotstar, the [...]