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Aided by IPL, Disney+ Hotstar adds over 4 mn subscribers in March quarter

Rival Netflix loses 200,000 global subscribers in the period

Disney  content on Hotstar.

Disney content on Hotstar.

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
The Indian Premier League (IPL) proved a winner for streaming giant Disney+, which added nearly 8 million new subscribers worldwide in the March quarter — half of them courtesy Disney+ Hotstar, which operates in India and other Asian countries.

Rival Netflix, meanwhile, saw an erosion in its global subscriber base for the January-March 2022 period.

In an earnings call on Thursday, the management of the Walt Disney Company, which owns streaming platform Disney+, said that its Disney+ Hotstar service had contributed to over half of the new global subscribers in the March quarter. This was led by the IPL, the television and

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First Published: May 12 2022 | 7:38 PM IST

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