Disney has announced the launch of Disney Plus in India has been indefinitely delayed. The streaming service was scheduled to go live there on March 29. Disney has not supplied a new launch date at this time.
Disney had planned to coincide the launch with the start of the Indian Premier League season, but given the spread of COVID-19, the sporting event has been rescheduled for a later date.
Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company APAC, and chairman of Star and Disney India, said in a prepared statement: “We recently announced that Disney Plus would launch in India through the Hotstar service in conjunction with beginning of the Indian Premier League cricket season. Given the delay of the season, we have made the decision to briefly pause the roll-out of Disney Plus and will announce a new revised premiere date for the service soon.”
On March 11, Disney Plus went live in India, only to be withdrawn a day later. Hotstar said it was a beta testing limited to a small number of customers.