Walt Disney picks Astro for Disney+ Hotstar streaming service

KUALA LUMPUR: The Walt Disney Company has appointed Astro as an official distributor of the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service in Malaysia which will be launched on June 1.

In a statement on Tuesday, the pay-TV company said its customers will be able to stream more than 800 films and 18,000 episodes of Disney’s content on the Disney+ Hotstar app.

“Astro is working towards making Disney+ Hotstar available via the Ultra and Ulti connected boxes later this year, providing Astro customers with a one-stop entertainment convenience,” it said.

Astro group CEO Henry Tan said the company was delighted to be an official distributor of Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia and to aggregate more world class content on its platform.

“Customers will soon be able to enjoy the dazzling line-up from Disney+ Hotstar in addition to Astro hits, local signatures, award-winning originals and unparalleled live sports, making us the undisputed entertainment destination for Malaysians,” he said.

Tan said Astro’s Movies Pack customers will soon be able to stream world-class entertainment on Disney+ Hotstar for an additional RM5 per month while non-Movies Pack customers can also enjoy Disney+ Hotstar via other attractive value bundles.

“This is a great start to an action-packed year where we will be aggregating subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) streaming services, giving our customers the widest variety of entertainment to choose from, value and convenience,” he said.

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