The Walt Disney Company is all set to launch the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service in Thailand on 30 June 2021.
Yesterday, the company held a press event in Bangkok, featuring the collection of Thai celebrities, to introduce the service of the local market.
The event was hosted by Thai media personality June Sawitri and featured appearances by models and actors including the Aff Taksaorn Paksukcharern, Boy Pakorn Chatborirak, Tik Jesdaporn Pholdee, and Mario Maurer.
However, the streaming service has closely aligned with a local telecom company, AIS 5G, to turbocharge the Thai launch.
Disney + Hotstar will go live in Thailand on June 30, and the subscriptions will be offered for 799 Thai baht ($26.20) per year. But for the AIS subscribers will be able to pick it up for a little as 35 baht ($1.15) per month.
Recently, the streaming service will be launched in Malaysia on June 1, Singapore in February, and in Japan, Indonesia last year.
However, the streaming service will also be rolled out in other Asia markets like South Korea, Taiwan, and the Phillippines are expected later this year.
David Shin, general manager of The Walt Disney Company in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia said, “One of the most distinctive hallmarks of Thai culture is a shared love for entertainment, and we are thrilled that the launch of Disney + Hotstar in Thailand will provide fans with even more viewing choices.”