Disney announces to launch Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia

Disney will be launching Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia on 1 June 2021. Audiences and viewers from the region will now be able to experience the humongous content library from brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic as well as a wide array of local general entertainment series and films for young adult audiences, and homegrown Asian hits – all in one place.

Consumers can subscribe directly to Disney+ Hotstar for RM54.90 for three months, or through special packages with Astro, for access to an extensive collection of content.

Apart from the Disney classics, Disney+ Originals and Marvel library, extending its support for the local film community, Disney+ Hotstar has secured a series of multi-year agreements with leading Malaysian studios such as Skop Productions, Revolution Media Films, Primeworks Studios, WAU Animation, Act 2 Pictures, Les’ Copaque Production, Red Films and more.

Commenting on the launch, The Walt Disney Company Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, general manager David Shin said, “Launching Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia, in collaboration with Astro, is an important milestone for us as we continue expanding our footprint in Southeast Asia to bring our compelling entertainment offering to consumers in the region. Malaysians are not only connected but also extremely tech-savvy and they represent some of Disney’s biggest fans in the region. We are tremendously excited to be able to deliver a wide array of content for everyone of all ages through our world-class platform, covering the best from Disney’s brands across a multitude of genres.”

These multi-year agreements enable Disney+ Hotstar to be the exclusive home to some of Malaysia’s most anticipated blockbusters, which will skip theatres and launch directly on the streaming service, such as J2: J Retribusi, the explosive action-packed sequel to the blockbuster J Revolusi, starring Zul Ariffin, Ashraf Sinclair and Amelia Henderson, Zombitopia starring Shaheizy Sam, Bront Palarae and Sharifah Amani, and Ada Hantu starring Hairul Azreen. Ejen Ali The Movie 2 will also be exclusively available on Disney+ Hotstar after its theatrical debut.

Subscribers will be able to stream Disney+ Hotstar on a wide selection of compatible mobile and connected TV devices at launch, including streaming media players. Each registered account can support two concurrent streams, and the majority of content is available for download on mobile and tablet. All content is commercial-free, with a dedicated kids section with age-appropriate content and a kid-friendly, easy-to-navigate user interface.

Consumers can subscribe to the service directly from the Disney+ Hotstar website, the Disney+ Hotstar app on Android and iOS devices, or with Astro.


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