Post-Disney+Hotstar exit, a quest for finding HBO's new home from March 31

The five-year Disney-HBO deal was up for renewal in March this year

Hotstar, online streaming platform

At 126 million unique visitors in January 2023, Disney+Hotstar is India’s third largest OTT in reach after YouTube and MX Player

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar New Delhi
SonyLIV, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Jio Cinema, where will you see shows like Succession, Game of Thrones or The Last of Us after March 31? That is the first big question analysts were asking after an announcement this week that HBO content will no longer be available on Disney+Hotstar from March 31.

The other big question is what will Disney+Hotstar do? It has lost F1, Indian Premier League (IPL), 3.8 million subscribers and now HBO.

Disney India and HBO’s parent Warner Bros. Discovery declined to comment.

First Published: Mar 09 2023 | 8:23 PM IST

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