Hotstar launches in Singapore with exclusive streaming of the Dream11 IPL 2020 Playoffs and Final
Hotstar, India’s premium video streaming service dedicated to live cricket and entertainment, is set to launch in Singapore on 1 November. Audiences in Singapore will now have front row seats to a unique mix of content spanning across live cricket, movie premieres, original series, and movies, shows from Star Vijay and Star Plus, and live news – all in one app!
As a launch bonanza, consumers can avail of free access to the last four Dream11 IPL 2020 league matches, including CSK vs. KXIP (6 pm) and KKR vs. RR (10 pm) on 1 November; DC vs. RCB (10 pm) on 2 November; and SRH vs. MI (10 pm) on 3 November.
Starting 1 November, consumers in Singapore can subscribe to the service directly through the Hotstar website or the Hotstar app on Android or iOS devices for a subscription fee of S$69.98 annually. The service will be available on connected TV devices such as Apple TV, Android TV, and Google Chromecast. All Hotstar users will also have access to two concurrent streams and unlimited download (excluding live feed) per device.
Hotstar has collaborated with StarHub to make the streaming service accessible with Indian+ on StarHub TV+ service. With this offer, all StarHub Indian+ subscribers on a 12 or 24-month contract will be able to access Hotstar, including the highly anticipated Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 Playoffs and Final, starting November 1 at no additional charges. Indian+ is available to customers at just S$15 a month on a 24-month contract or S$25 a month on a 12-month contract. Consumers can sign up for Indian+ at the nearest StarHub outlet or online.
“With an extensive range of content, featuring the biggest stars and unparalleled user experience, Hotstar changed the way Indians consume content, quickly becoming the country’s leading streaming service. We are excited to launch Hotstar in collaboration with StarHub, and bring the same world-class service to audiences in Singapore,” said Amit Malhotra, Regional Lead, Emerging Markets, The Walt Disney Company APAC.
“We are thrilled to welcome another top-class streaming app onto StarHub TV+ service as we continue with unabated momentum to add the hottest and freshest content to entertain our customers. As the number one subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in India, Hotstar boasts a myriad of Indian blockbuster films, TV shows, and the highly anticipated Dream11 Indian Premier League Playoffs and Final, complementing StarHub’s existing TV channels to give our customers the best line-up of Tamil and Hindi entertainment content in Singapore,” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub.” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub.
Home to India’s most extensive entertainment library, Hotstar features over 85,000 hours of premium content, including ad-free viewing of more than 2,000 movies and 900 TV shows.
Home of cricket
Hotstar’s debut in Singapore could not come at a better time, as local cricket fans will get the exclusive opportunity to live stream the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs and final. As a welcome offer to fans, Hotstar will live stream the last four league matches (1 November 2020 to 3 November 2020) for free. Cricket fans also have a lot to look forward to next year, as Hotstar plans to live stream prestigious cricket tournaments such as the 2021 ICC Men’s World Cup, Asia Cup, IPL 2021, and more!
Top-rated shows from Star Vijay and Star Plus, Hotstar Specials, and Live news
Hotstar will offer fans the opportunity to stream popular shows from the Star TV bouquet, including Star Vijay’s Pandian Stores, Barathi Kanamma, Super Singer as well as Star Plus’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Anupamaa, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, and more. New episodes will be streamed on Hotstar first, which means that fans can enjoy the latest episode before it even airs on TV!
Hotstar has pushed the boundaries of original programming with its big, bold, and authentic Hotstar Specials, including fiction thriller Aarya starring former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Special Ops starring critically acclaimed actor Kay Menon, Hostages starring daily soaps’ famous face Ronit Roy and the documentary drama series Roar of the Lion featuring former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni.
That’s not all; subscribers can stay updated on the latest news from six live news channels available in multiple Indian languages.
Exclusive Movie premieres and library of Hindi, Tamil, and other regional movies
For Bollywood fans, Hotstar Premiere Nights bring the biggest blockbusters directly to their screens. Films premiered under this umbrella include Dil Bechara, LootCase, Khuda Haafiz, and Sadak 2. Upcoming releases include superstar Akshay Kumar’s Laxxmi Bomb and Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj.
Viewers can also choose from a curated library of over 2,000 Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu movies, including India’s highest-grossing film of 2017 – Bahubali 2, Tamil superstar Karthik Sivakumar’s Kaithi, and Bollywood legend Irfan Khan’s Angrezi Medium. Other acclaimed films available for streaming include Tanhaji, Panga, Bala, Chhichhore, Comali, Saamy 2, and Vada Chennai.
Already available in the USA, Canada, and the UK, this will be Hotstar’s first foray into Southeast Asia. Hotstar is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Earlier this year, The Walt Disney Company (through its subsidiary Novi) collaborated with the Singapore Government to bring Hotstar’s streaming service to migrant workers, offering many a sweet taste of home amidst the pandemic.
Dream11 IPL 2020 Last Four League Matches Are Free To Stream Live On Hotstar Starting 1 November
Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab – November 1, 6 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals – November 1, 10 pm
Delhi Capitals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore – November 2, 10 pm
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Mumbai Indians – November 3, 10 pm
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