Is Hotstar an Indian Company?

See, as of now you may know Hotstar as simply Disney+ Hotstar, right? Well, even before Disney showed interest in Hotstar, it became incredibly popular in the country. That’s because Hotstar has a good collection of movies and TV shows, on top of that, they let the sports lover watch their favorite game live. If you have ever used Hotstar, you may have thought at some point if Hotstar is an Indian company or not. Right? Well, the good news is: Yes, Hotstar is an Indian company. And if you want to know the story of this amazing OTT platform or entertainment company, then keep on reading, we are about to give you a lowdown on just that.

Highlights Of Hotstar Company Details:


Hotstar Company Is From Which Country India
Established Year 2015
Hotstar Company Owner Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited
Hotstar Company Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Products Of Hotstar Entertainment, OTT Platform, and Mass media.
Hotstar Company Founders Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited
Parent Company Of Hotstar The Walt Disney Company India

Origin Of Hotstar

Hotstar first appeared on the scene on 11 February 2015, thanks to Star India. And yeah, it started with a bang! It was launched just when the 2015 Cricket World Cup was happening, followed by the Indian Premier League (a major cricket event in India). These big cricket events helped Hotstar become super popular, super fast. Imagine launching a new video app right when everyone wants to watch their favorite sport! In no time, almost every home in India knew about Hotstar. Today, it’s one of the top places where people in India go to watch shows and sports online.

Ownership and Management

Did you know that as of now Hotstar is a part of the big, worldwide family of Disney? Yes, that same Disney with Mickey Mouse and all those magical movies. So, Hotstar is technically owned by The Walt Disney Company India, and the folks at Disney Streaming take care of its day-to-day running. But back in 2019, Disney decided to buy 21st Century Fox, which was a big deal in the entertainment world. This move changed Hotstar a bit. Because of that deal, Hotstar and Disney+ decided to team up and become one. That’s how, in April 2020, we got ‘Disney+ Hotstar’. Now, you might wonder, who’s in charge of this big platform? It’s a smart guy named K Madhavan. He’s the boss, or as they officially call it, the President of Disney+ Hotstar India. He’s making sure that Hotstar keeps growing and reaching more people in the country.

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