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Disney+ which is the online streaming service of Disney is said to be launched in India on 29th of March. Disney+ is said to get rebrand as a part of Hotstar after being confirmed by Robert Iger who is the Chief Executive Officer of Disney.
Robert Iger has said that the move that has been taken to get Disney+ launched in India would happen just before the Indian Premier League (IPL) goes live. The Hotstar VIP and the subscriptions of the Premium in Hotstart would now be re- branded towards Disney plus Hotstar.
Exclusive content of the Disney channel along with the original content would be made available on Disney+ which is a premium online streaming platform. The users who would subscribe to this platform will be able to concurrently stream four times and can have downloads that are unlimited. The parents will also be able to monitor whether their children are viewing the age- appropriate content.
The Disney+ is currently made available in the markets of the United States, Canada and the Netherlands and it has been priced at $6.99 per month in the United States. The Disney+ will also be launched in various other international markets and would go live in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
The price of the subscription to the Hotstar will be changed once it will get rebranded with Disney+. the current price of Hotstar is said to be at Rs. 999 per year or Rs 299 per month which would likely be changed with Disney+ being merged with the existing Hotstar.
The biggest advantage of the Disney+ would be streaming of Marvel, Star Wars which are among the extremely popular franchises along with the movies for children like the Lion King.
By Shrithika Kushangi