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Viewers need annual subscription to watch IPL 2020, says Disney+ Hotstar

The 13th edition of IPL T20 cricket tournament is starting from September 19 in the UAE

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Streaming platform Disney+ on Saturday said only its annual subscription users will be able to watch all live Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

The 13th edition of IPL T20 tournament is starting from September 19 in the

The new and existing subscribers of Disney+ VIP (Rs 399 for 12 months) and Disney+ Premium Rs 1,499 for 12 months) will only be able to watch the IPL, a statement said.

It also said that to make it easier for people to subscribe, Disney+ Hotstar VIP has tied up with telecom players Jio and Airtel.

Both partners will offer prepaid recharge plans bundled with a 12-months subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP along with the convenience of buying these across Jio and Airtel retail stores.

"Over the past few years, the IPL has become the most loved sporting tournament in the country. After several months of the lockdown, we believe that this tournament can be a catalyst in ushering in new optimism and smiles in India, with millions of fans cheering together from all parts of the country.

"Our use of technology in presenting this immersive experience will not only set a global benchmark but also redefine the way we watch and enjoy sports in the coming years," Uday Shankar - President, The Walt Disney Company APAC, and Chairman, Star & Disney India, said.

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First Published: Sat, September 05 2020. 17:52 IST