Star India’s video streaming service Hotstar is launching in the United Kingdom as part of a global expansion program which began a year ago in the United States of America and Canada. Hotstar is now available for Android users in the United Kingdom, and will be available as an iOS app shortly. As well as delivering mobile video, the platform can cast content from mobile devices to television sets. Currently the digital service will be priced in the United Kingdom at GBP 11.99 per month or GBP 59.99 a year. In the United Kingdom, Hotstar will offer catch up content from Star India’s network of channels as well as live sports events, depending on geographical rights agreements.
“Hotstar has just completed its first year in the United States, and the response from the diaspora has been phenomenal. As we embark on our second year, we have a comprehensive cricket calendar for fans and enthusiasts in the United States of America, who have come to expect this level of engaging and premium programming from our platform.”