SLING TV brings Disney Star and Hotstar content to US

With the launch of Disney Star on SLING, new content will be available with Hindi, Dakshin, and Desi Binge packages (among others), as well as a large choice of live and on-demand Desi entertainment.

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Disney Star to be relaunched on SLING TV / (Image - Disney Star/website)

SLING TV, the popular American streaming television service announced the re launch of Disney Star, a renowned distributor of well-liked South Asian programs, on its platform.

With this launch, Disney Star’s catalogue of 150 hours of on-demand entertainment will be made available to subscribers of SLING, who also have access to 19 linear channels. Star Plus (Hindi), Vijay TV (Tamil), Asianet (Malayalam), Star Maa (Telugu), Star Jalsha (Bengali), Star Pravah (Marathi), and Star Suvarna (Kannada) are among the premium networks available.

Sling Freestream will also launch the hugely popular English-dubbed channel, Life OK, which will feature the best shows from the massive Disney Star Library.

"We have been looking for a way to bring Disney Star's content back to DISH and SLING because it is beloved by our South Asian customers," said Liz Riemersma, vice president of business development, strategy and international, SLING TV.

"The addition of Star's 19 live channels and a selection of Hotstar's original programs will provide our customers with the best South Asian content, all in one place," Liz added.

"The US has a strong viewer base for our content especially the series and format shows on our class-leading channels across languages. In addition to our much-loved channel offering, we will also be serving our most sought-after Hotstar Specials to the US viewers. We constantly explore opportunities to connect with our audience and this latest collaboration with SLING TV is another step in that direction," said Sudhir Nagpal, head, of international business, at Disney Star.




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