he 13th edition of the Indian Premier League beginning from 19th September in desert countries of Gulf will be brought live to viewers by Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium. The cricket fans will be able to join a virtual community that will allow them to enjoy the matches with their friends and fellow cricket lovers real-time, whilst sharing selfies & videos.
To make viewing interesting, Disney+ Hotstar VIP has added new features to the interactive Watch’N Play social feed that allows a nationwide virtual community of cricket lovers to share excitement and support while watching the matches LIVE on the platform. Replicating the exhilarating roar of the stadium, fans will be able to determine the mood of the nation using an interactive emoji stream. In a global first, cricket lovers will be able to join in the action by expressing themselves using ‘Hotshots’ selfies or a new video feature ‘Duets’ that lets fans create customized videos showcasing their rendition of famous shots and reactions of their favorite Dream 11 IPL Heroes; the best of which will be broadcast on STAR Sports as stated by the OTT platform.
All LIVE matches will be exclusively available to new and existing subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar VIP (INR 399/- for 12 months) and Disney+ Hotstar Premium (INR 1499/- for 12 months). Users can purchase the subscription directly from the platform using their preferred digital payment option – credit/debit card, netbanking or UPI. Additionally, in an attempt to make it easier for people to subscribe, Disney+ Hotstar VIP has tied up with leading telecom companies in India – Jio and Airtel. Both partners will offer exciting prepaid recharge plans bundled with a 12-months subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP along with the convenience of buying these across either millions of Jio and Airtel retail stores using cash in or digital payments, adds the statement of the company.