By: AC Recio
Following their success in India, Disney continued their collaboration with the Hotstar streaming service to launch Disney+ Hotstar in Indonesia, the first country in Southeast Asia to welcome Disney-led streaming service.
Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) APAC, said, “We’re excited to have Indonesia as the first market in Southeast Asia to roll out Disney+ Hotstar. Indonesia’s dynamic, tech-savvy population has a huge appetite for quality local entertainment content, and is also home to some of the biggest Disney fans in the region.”
The new streaming platform features a selection of 500 movies and 7,000 episodes of content including movies from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, all Star Wars films, National Geographic documentaries, Disney Channel and Disney Junior series, and Originals like Hamilton and The Mandalorian.
Aside from Disney films and series, the platform also offers over 300 Indonesian films from companies like PT Screenplay Bumilangit Produksi, PT Falcon, PT Frontera Inter Media, PT Kharisma Starvision Plus, PT MD Pictures, PT Rapi Film and PT Tiga Belas Entertainment, including the recently released and highly anticipated time loop romantic comedy film Sabar Ini Ujian.
Thirteen upcoming Indonesian films will go straight to the streaming platform, including Benyamin Biang Kerok 2, Malik & Elsa, Warkop DKI Reborn 4 and Once Upon A Time in Indonesia.
“The Walt Disney Company is committed to audiences in Indonesia. With the launch, we strive to deliver not just the best storytelling from Disney’s iconic brands, but to also create a uniquely locally relevant service by collaborating with top Indonesian studios and talent to bring powerful entertainment with heart to our fans,” said Amit Malhotra, Regional Lead of Emerging Markets from TWDC APAC.
Disney+ Hotstar is available on its official website, the App Store for iOS, Google Play for Android and selected Android TVs with a subscription price of Rp 39,000 (USD 2.64) per month or Rp 199.000 (USD 13.5) per year.
To mark the launch of the streaming service, anyone without a subscription can watch a selection of movies for free until September 30, including Thor: Ragnarok, Cars 3, Cinderella (2015), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Bao (short film) and Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron (Special). Black Panther is also available to watch for free on the platform in memory of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular hero in the award-winning film.
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