Hotstar is an Indian digital and mobile entertainment platform launched in February 2015 by Star India. This app is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment. It provides streaming media and video-on-demand online.
After in the beta version of hotstar.com went live in January 2015, Star India officially launched hotstar in February 2015, right before the 2015 Cricket World Cup. At the beginning, it was intended to serve as a mobile application that would support streaming of the Cricket World Cup with some entertainment content. However, hotstar expanded its offering with 35,000 hours of content, spread across 8 languages from the entertainment, movie and sports channels owned by Star India.
In July 2016, Star India hired Varun Narang, a former executive of US online video service Hulu to head the product and technology division at hotstar. It also hired iRock Production's Siddhartha Jain as the creative director for original content in October 2015.
The app garnered 340 million views for all 49 matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and over 200 million views during the Indian Premier League Season 8, this year. With over 100 million downloads, hotstar has more than 100 advertisers on the platform. Hotstar contents are provided either free of cost or on a subscription basis.Premium contents are available only to premium membership holders.Bulk of their revenue generation is through advertisements. Some cricket talk shows like Juicy Half Volley (A World Cup Weekly Wrap-up) has been put particularly on hotstar.
In addition to the website, Hotstar is available as an application across mobile devices which are on Android, iOS and Apple TV platforms. Hotstar Android application is currently available in India, USA and Canada.
|On Air With AIB[a]||News comedy||29 October 2015||2 Seasons, 60 episodes||23-30 min.||Hindi, English|
|Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon - Ek Jashn[b]||Romantic comedy||23 November 2015||1 season, 9 episodes||8-17 min.||Hindi|
|Tanhaiyan||Romance||14 February 2017||1 season, 9 episodes||16-22 min.||Hindi|
|Bol Viru Bol||Talk show||30 March 2017||2 season, 13 episodes||10-14 min.||Hindi|
|The Fanatics||Animation, sports||5 April 2017||3 seasons, 64 episodes||3-7 min.||English|
|Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2[c]||Comedy||16 May 2017||1 season, 10 episodes||23-26 min.||Hindi|
|As I'm Suffering From Kadhal||Romantic comedy||15 June 2017||1 season, 10 episodes||19-27 min||Tamil, Telugu (dubbed), Hindi (dubbed)|
|Bombay Talkies||Drama||Vickram Kapadia||Darshan Jariwala, Anahita Uberoi, Namit Das, Neil Bhoopalam, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Rasika Dugal, Mansi Multani||Hindi||1 hour, 14 min.|
|Between the Lines||Ritesh Menon
Nandita Das(Direction for Stage)
|Nandita Das, Subodh Maskara||English||1 hour, 15 min.|
|The Job||Comedy||Akarsh Khurana||Karan Pandit, Kashin Shetty, Shweta Tripathi, Tariq Vasudev||1 hour, 19 min.|
|Some Times||Adhaar Khurana, Sarang Sathaye, Kashin Shetty, Shikha Talsania, Shruti Vyas||1 hour, 16 min.|
|Typecaste||Sourabh Shrivastava||Shreyas Talpade, Aaditi Pohankar, Atul Mathur, Utkarsh Mazumdar||Hindi||1 hour, 26 min.|
|Adhe Adhure||Drama||Rohit Philip
Lillete Dubey(Direction for Stage)
|Mohan Agashe, Lillete Dubey, Ira Dubey, Rajiv Siddhartha, Anuschka Sawhney||1 hour, 40 min.|
|Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai||Ritesh Menon||Nandita Das, Yusuf Hussain, Abhay Mahajan, Saurabh Shukla, Swanand Kirkire, Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande, Rajeev Siddhartha, Ajitesh Gupta.|
|Rajdarshan||Comedy||Sivajee Chandrabhushan||Zakir Hussain, Rana Pratap Sengar, Anang Desai, Shubham Pachauri||1 hour, 20 min.|
|Baaki Itihas||Drama||Nikhil Mahajan||Zakir Hussain, Amruta Khanvilkar, Anjum Sharma, Girija Oak, Ravi Khanwilkar, Suvrat Joshi||1 hour, 50 min.|
|Hasmukh Saab ki Wasihat||Comedy||Mahesh Dattani||Mohan Agashe, Seema Pahwa, Achint Kaur, Mona Vasu, Gagan Sethi||1 hour, 12 min.|
|Dance Like A Man||Drama||Ritesh Menon
Lillete Dubey (Direction for Stage)
|Vijay Crishna, Lillete Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta||English||1 hour, 40 min.|
|Daak Ghar||Nagesh Kukunoor||Saurabh Goyal, Krrish Chhabria, Kishore C. Srivastava, Anupriya Goenka||Hindi||50 min.|
|Rahenge Sada Gardish Mein Taare||Syed Hyder Hasan||Arif Zakaria, Rajesh Khera, Sonali Kulkarni, Saif Hyder Hasan||1 hour, 11 min.|
|Ballavpur Ki Roopkatha||Comedy||Akhilesh Jaiswal||Pradhuman Singh, Arvind Vaidya, Ankita Shrivastav, Anil Mange, Abha Parmar, Brij Bhushan Shukala||2 hours, 21 min.|
|Kis Kiss Ka Kissa||Sameer Patil||Manav Gohil, Smita Tambe, Sharvari Lohekare, Nitesh Pandey, Asawari Joshi, Sandeep Kulkarni, Sagar Talashekar||1 hour, 24 min.|
|Boichek||Drama||Santosh Sivan||Rupesh Tillu, Rajpal Yadav, Sharad Kelkar, Brijendra Kala, Sugandha Garg||1 hour, 19 min.|
|Bhamashah||Vikram Nath Gupta
Manoj Shah (Performance Director)
|Daya Shankar Pandey, Hemang Vyas, Manoj Shah||1 hour, 20 min.|
|Pagla Ghoda||Bikas Mishra||Ravi Khanwilkar, Anshuman Jha, Gopal Singh, Chitrangada Chakraborty, Vikram Kocchar||1 hour, 47 min.|
|Guy In The Sky||Comedy||Bikas Ranjan Mishra||Tannishtha Chatterjee, Maanvi Gagroo and Sunny Hinduja||1 hour, 7 min.|