HBO is teaming up with Hotstar to distribute its content in India. All shows on HBO originals -- Vinly, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Girls, Veep -- are going to be available on Hotstar as a part of their monthly subscription plan. Another reason to celebrate is that the the show will be streamed uncensored in India too just for Rs 199 with first month free.
HBO distributes its Originals in the US via their own subscription plan. Instead of launching it in India, they are giving that option to Hotstar, which is also the hub for streaming shows from AIB and even cricket matches.
With the distribution rights of Game of Thrones, Hotstar has pulled a fast one on Netflix which has been trying to capitalise on its worldwide launch at CES in February.