MUMBAI – Hotstar, India’s leading video streaming platform, has launched Hotstar AdServe – a self-service ad tool aimed at empowering advertisers and allowing small and medium sized companies to harness the power of digital video at scale.


The tool, currently in beta, is potentially one of the first in the world that allows advertisers to associate with a big sporting event. With the introduction of this service, small and medium advertisers with smaller budgets will now be able to effectively use the power of premium content like LIVE sports to reach their target audiences and followers. The tool also offers regional players an opportunity to scout for new markets nationally at affordable prices.


The comprehensive rights for Vivo IPL for the next 5 years were won by the Star network in the last quarter of 2017 . The tournament, starting April 7, will be available in 6 Indian languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali, thereby taking cricket deeper into a wider array of languages and markets.