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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

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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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