Disney+ launch postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Walt Disney postpones India launch of streaming service

Walt Disney Co.is delaying the rollout of its Disney+ streaming service in India after a key local cricket tournament that lures millions of viewers was postponed as part of measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Hotstar had rolled out an update, which not only changes the app's name to Disney+ Hotstar, but also adds Disney+ shows.

Recently, in February 2020, Disney announced that its subscription-based streaming service Disney Plus, which was launched in the USA in November a year ago, will arrive in India on March 29 through its Hotstar app. Given the delay in the season, we have made the decision to briefly pause the launch of Disney + and will soon announce a new revised release date for the service. Android customers can replace the Google Play Store and iOS customers Apple App Store for Disney + Hotstar app.

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Banerjee was first admitted to the hospital on February 6 and his condition had been unstable since then. Banerjee represented India in three Merdeka Tournaments, and won two silver medals and one bronze medal.

The Walt Disney Company has chose to delay the roll-out of Disney Plus service in India, originally scheduled on March 29th, due to suspension of the Indian Premier League till April 15th.

The announcement of India roll-out was made last month by the then Disney CEO Bob Iger, during the company's quarterly earnings call. "We take advantage of the sports tie-in and we use the interface and the technology that includes the billing that already exists to launch a service we believe under very, very optimal circumstances". The streaming subscription in India has been priced at 299 rupees ($4.05) monthly or 999 rupees ($13.55) for a yr. According to media reports, it registered more than 10 million sign-ups in a little more than a day and 28.6 million subscribers in less than three months. As for all of your favorite Disney, Marvel or Star Wars content, it's going to become available in India when the new dates for IPL 2020 are announced.

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