The All-New OTT Is Here
During the pandemic crisis of nCOVID19 aka coronavirus, people are getting bored of being in the house all day long. As a result, there is a rise in the numbers of online gamers and OTT subscribers, due to which the growth of many different OTT services is seen. The likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc. are competing for the crown. India is seen as a target centre among these services as people here like great content to watch. The primary reason for this is the fact that Bollywood has shifted its focus from content to generating revenues. The lack of content and rise of web and TV series in recent years is moving these people towards OTT platforms. So many new OTT platforms are coming upfront in competition and entertaining the audience. One such new platform is Disney+.
Disney+: Does It Stand Up To What People Need
Up until a few weeks ago, Disney+ was limited only in a few countries. But in a recent couple of weeks, Disney and co. have rolled its service across Europe and in India also. In India, it has launched its services in partnership with Hotstar. Hotstar is currently leading the OTT platform in India, with its services varying from its own Hotstar Originals, news, movies, sports even broadcasting matches of ISL, Premier League, Bundesliga, and many significant leagues of different games.
The primary benefit of this is that you can access the contents of both- Hotstar and Disney+, simultaneously in a single plan only. So motto here of Disney is clear- to provide its content for cheap and attract more and more audience.
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Disney+: Challenges To Face Vs Netflix
Disney+ has offered its content for a relatively lower price than other leading OTT. Netflix is a significant challenge to face. Netflix, currently leading OTT in the world, has about 167 mil subscribers. This is because it hosts major of the all-time best series and movies. But but but, the real thing is here. Netflix currently also holds Marvel series along with MCU TV series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, which has set a benchmark of its own. So now Disney has its very own platform that may result in removing these contents from other platforms. So maybe we can see a significant cut in subscribers on Netflix.
Another vital point to be noted is that currently, Disney+ subscription costs Rs999 yearly on Hotstar in India. On the other hand, Netflix starts at rs199 monthly, but that’s only in India. Other premium pack costs maximum up to rs899 monthly. So that’s a huge gap, but Netflix offers far more content than Disney+. So just wait and watch until one wins.