During the third fiscal quarter earnings call for The Walt Disney Company, CEO Bob Chapek announced that Disney plans to launch Disney+ Hotstar in Indonesia on Saturday, September 5th. Since then, Disney has provided more details for the service which will be the first Asian launch for the platform outside of India.
Disney is in collaboration with the leading Indonesian telecoms operator Telkomsel, to offer a range of promotions and subscription packages to its customers.
At launch time, the streaming service will carry more than 500 films and 7,000 episodes of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and others, as well as original programming including films, series and documentaries.
The new service will also stream the premiere of seven new Indonesian films, including five that will be available at launch including: MD Pictures’ Sabar Ini Ujian, Pelukis Hantu, Bidadari Mencari Sayap, Falcon’s Rentang Kisah, and Malik & Elsa. On September 15th, the service will also premiere Falcon’s Warkop DKI Reborn 4 and Benyamin Biang Kerok 2.
Disney+ Hotstar will also carry more than 300 Indonesian library titles, including massive hits such as MD Pictures’ Ayat Ayat Cinta, 13 Entertainment’s Laskar Pelangi and the first three films in Falcon’s Warkop DKI Reborn franchise.
Uday Shankar, president, The Walt Disney Company APAC, said: “Indonesia’s dynamic, tech savvy population has a huge appetite for quality local entertainment content, and is also home to some of the biggest Disney fans in the region. We are confident that by working closely with Telkomsel, Disney+ Hotstar, with its unparalleled mix of high-quality local and global stories, delivered through world-class technology, will enthrall viewers in Indonesia.”
Disney+ Hotstar will be able on a variety of devices through web and Android and iOS smartphone devices and some connected TV devices (Android TV and Fire TV Stick). No subscription pricing has been announced yet.