To offer South Asian migrant workers residing in Singapore moments of respite during this uncertain and difficult time, The Walt Disney Company (through its subsidiary Novi) is working with the Singapore Government to bring the Hotstar streaming service to migrant workers during this period.
Starting immediately, workers can live stream more than 85,000 hours of blockbuster movies, cricket matches, Star India TV shows and live news on their mobile phones. Available in nine languages, the content offering includes more than 2,000 movies and 900 TV shows. The service is currently available only on Android phones in Singapore, but will be available soon on iPhones as well. This initiative ends on 21 July 2020.
“We understand many workers are grappling with the difficulties of living in isolation away from their homes and families,” said Mr. Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive (Media and Innovation), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore. “We appreciate industry partners like Disney which have stepped forward to offer more content choices for the workers to bring them some cheer during this period.”