Press Release

21 September 2021

~ Hotstar Dosts featuring the biggest comedians and entertainers comes with a promise to make VIVO IPL 2021 an unmissable event for entertainment and cricket lovers alike on Disney+ Hotstar ~

Mumbai, 19th  September 2021: The upcoming edition of VIVO IPL gets loaded with an extra dose of entertainment and fun with Disney+ Hotstar’s latest twist to the cricket watching experience. Disney+ Hotstar is all set to enhance the entertainment quotient of India’s most favourite cricketing event VIVO IPL 2021 by launching an exclusive commentary feed titled Hotstar Dosts. This feed will feature an exciting commentators’ line-up comprising of India’s most popular comedians and entertainers such as Zakir Khan, Varun Sharma, Abhishek Upmanyu, Anubhav Singh Bassi, Amit Bhadana, Amit Tandon, Harsh Gujral, Angad Singh Ranyal, Vrajesh Hirjee, Mantra and others, promising this season of VIVO IPL to be even more entertaining. Popular among the young, digitally savvy cricket fans, these highly celebrated comedians and artists will present LIVE cricket action in a fun, engaging and relatable manner, giving the cricket experience a fresh tadka of entertainment.

Disney+ Hotstar is the go-to digital platform for all sporting action and our constant endeavour is to offer newer engagement opportunities to tap into a wider set of users. As we continue with this edition of VIVO IPL 2021, we present to our subscribers a whole new dimension of cricketainment with Hotstar Dosts; making VIVO IPL enticing for everyone,” said Sunil Rayan, President and Head, Disney+ Hotstar India.

Viewers would be able to access the exclusive Hotstar Dosts commentary feed from the audio settings tab on the Disney+ Hotstar interface. The feed will be available in Hinglish language and is currently planned for all evening matches.

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Disney+ Hotstar is home to the world’s best stories in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil including the biggest superhero and animation movies; with access to exclusive Hotstar Specials series, mega-blockbuster movies released straight on the platform and the best of LIVE sporting action including the upcoming VIVO IPL 2021, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and much more - making it the best entertainment service in the country!

~ Get ready for the biggest and most entertaining cricket fiesta of the year VIVO IPL 2021, starting today, 19th September onwards on Disney+ Hotstar ~


About Disney+ Hotstar: Disney+ Hotstar (erstwhile Hotstar) is one of India’s largest premium streaming platforms that has changed the way Indians experience entertainment - from their favourite series and movies, to sporting extravaganzas. With the widest range of content in India, Disney+ Hotstar offers more than 100,000 hours of top-quality entertainment including path-breaking original series from Hotstar Specials, direct-to-digital blockbuster movies released with Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex, access to STAR network serials before television, the latest and the best of live sporting action, and more! Disney+ Hotstar is also the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ Hotstar is the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios; and offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. With three distinct subscription offerings (Sept 2021 onward) - Mobile, Super and Premium; the streaming service gives users the freedom to select their preferred plan of choice. In its earlier avatar, the Hotstar mobile app has notched 400 Mn+ downloads, making it one of the most in-demand apps in India and also secured top spots on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store. The app’s success reflects its highly evolved video streaming technology as well as the quality of experience across devices and platforms.

For the latest updates and entertainment from Disney+ Hotstar, follow us on (Instagram) @DisneyPlusHotstar, (Twitter) @DisneyPlusHS and (Facebook) @Disney+ Hotstar

For further information, please contact

Gopika Gulati

Public Relations | gopika@hotstar.com

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