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MUMBAI: The BCCI's value pitch for the Indian Premier League's digital rights just got some serious heft with the declaration by the Walt Disney Company in an earnings call that Disney+ Hotstar had added over 4 million new subscribers in the March quarter, "which benefited from the start of the new IPL season".

In an earnings call on Thursday, Disney's management said that its Disney+ Hotstar streaming service had contributed to over half of the close to 8 million new global subscribers added in the March quarter. 

Feb 10, 2022 20:02
MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, discussing the media behemoth's latest earnings report, has asserted that while the Indian Premier League is "an important component" of its India business, "it's not like we see that business evaporating if we don't get (retain) it". 
Nov 12, 2021 13:11
MUMBAI: "At Linear Networks, we expect that first quarter operating income will decrease by nearly $500 million versus the prior year, reflecting factors including higher contractual sports rights costs for college football and the NFL, timing of cricket expenses at Star India..." That was Christine McCarthy chief financial officer at The Walt Disney Company on an investors' call on Wednesday.
Apr 27, 2021 17:04
MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday it is shutting down pretty much all of its pay-television business in South-East Asia and Hong Kong later this year, marking the end of an era for a media conglomerate that has had a huge entertainment supply chain in the region.
Mar 11, 2021 14:03
NEW YORK: The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and the National Hockey League announced a seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal on Wednesday, taking the new partnership from the beginning of the 2021-22 season through the 2027-28 season. The agreement brings the NHL back to Disney and ESPN platforms for the first time since 2004.
Mar 04, 2021 14:03
LONDON: DAZN Group, the leading global sports streaming platform, Wednesday announced Kevin Mayer has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. 
Feb 15, 2021 14:02
MUMBAI: With almost 29 million subscribers, Disney+ Hotstar makes up 30 percent of the Disney+ subscriber base, but the inclusion of the former has brought down the average monthly revenue per paid subscriber down to $4.03 from an ARPU of $5.56 for Disney+.
Feb 11, 2021 17:02
MUMBAI: Deepak Jacob, till very recently chief regional counsel, Direct-to-Consumer & International - India, ME & SEA, The Walt Disney Company, has joined Dream Sports Group, the parent company of Dream11 and FanCode, as Group general counsel. 
Feb 08, 2021 13:02
MUMBAI: Deepak Jacob, chief Regional Counsel, Direct-to-Consumer & International - India, ME & SEA, The Walt Disney Company, has resigned, just the latest high profile executive to exit the country's leading broadcast network.  News of the development was broken by exchange4media, which further reported that Jacob is currently serving out his notice period, which runs till mid-May.
Jan 05, 2021 15:01
MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company has created a new leadership structure at Star Sports in the aftermath of the departure of key executives from the network late last year. 
Dec 24, 2020 14:12
MUCH HAS BEEN ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT Indian media's biggest executive departure of 2020. The resignation of Uday Shankar as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, announced October 8, also marks the end of arguably THE defining decade in the evolution of professional Indian sport in the 21st century.