Disney Hotstar introduces over 20 new APAC content for streaming next year

by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic credit: hotstar.com

DISNEY Hotstar introduced over 20 new Asia Pacific (APAC) content including 18 Originals in its Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. 

Consumers can look forward to a wide range of original stories by top content creators from the region, in addition to the vast library of branded content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Star. Subject to local availability, the new APAC content titles will be available on the streaming service over the next year. 

Subject to local availability, the new APAC content titles will be available on the streaming service over the next year. 

“For many decades, The Walt Disney Co has been entertaining consumers and has been an integral part of the local creative eco-system,” said The Walt Disney Co APAC president Luke Kang. 

“With over-the-top services going mainstream, emergence of world-class content from Asia Pacific and rising consumer sophistication, we believe that this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled storytelling to global audiences,” he added. 

Over the next few years, Disney will be launching a slate of premium branded entertainment on the streaming service, including content from its global franchises, general entertainment content from Star and local language originals from APAC. 

The streaming service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, with launches scheduled for November 2021 in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.