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Disney+ Hotstar Launch Delayed; New Date to Be Announced Soon

Disney+ Hotstar was set to make its debut in India on March 29 subsequent week, bringing contemporary and nostalgia-riddled content material to the favored Indian streaming service. We additionally noticed Hostar beta check the Disney+ integration on its app and web site earlier final week, together with the brand new model id.

The novel coronavirus outbreak, nevertheless, appears to have taken its toll on the Disney+ Hotstar rollout as nicely. The scheduled rollout of Disney+ content material on Hostar has been delayed because of the unsure destiny of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (or higher generally known as IPL).

In an official assertion, Mr. Uday Shankar, President – The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India stated, “We recently announced that Disney+ would launch in India through the Hotstar service in conjunction with beginning of the Indian Premier League cricket season. Given the delay of the season, we have made the decision to briefly pause the roll-out of Disney+ and will announce a new revised premiere date for the service soon.”

If you didn’t already know, the outbreak has delayed one of many largest cricketing occasion in India. IPL 2020 stays suspended till April 15, after which the federal government will provide you with new advisory and pointers. The match was set to kick-off on March 29, the identical day that Disney+ Hotstar was set to rollout as nicely. Here’s a fast have a look at what the brand new UI goes to appear like:

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So yeah, you possibly can say that the Disney+ Hotstar rollout in India has been placed on maintain indefinitely. As for your whole favourite Disney, Marvel or Star Wars content material, it’s going to develop into accessible in India when the brand new dates for IPL 2020 are introduced. If IPL 2020 is canceled to additional curb the unfold of COVID-19, then will the Hotstar Disney+ launch be canceled as nicely? Or will it arrive someday within the subsequent couple of months?

The delayed Disney+ Hotstar rollout is disappointing information nonetheless as I had been eagerly ready to binge on all of the Marvel content material as soon as once more. What about you? Share your opinions within the feedback down beneath.

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