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End of season: Subscribers may turn cold to Hotstar as HBO shows go dark

The disagreement on HBO's asking price of $10 million yearly for a five-year deal was a contentious issue between the two entertainment giants

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With Marvel’s and Star Wars’ offerings looking to heat up in 2023, fans of these franchises would also like to hold on to their Hotstar subscriptions despite the HBO exit

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi

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If you were one of those waiting for the entire fourth season of Succession to drop so that you could binge-watch it over a weekend, you have missed the train. HBO has packed up its boxes and left Disney+ Hotstar (Hotstar). From April 1, fan favourites, such as Succession, The Last of Us, The Sopranos, Veep, Game of Thrones, and many more, will go missing on Hotstar.

But it’s Disney+ Hotstar that may feel the pain later as this development could mean subscribers leaving it. Disney Star, the Indian unit of Walt Disney, recently decided against extending its longstanding content

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 8:55 PM IST

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