Video on demand (VoD) service Hotstar has added infotainment content to its premium service in partnership with National Geographic. NGC Network is owned by 21st Century Fox, which is the parent company of Star India and Hotstar.
National Geographic is hosting some of the most acclaimed shows on Hotstar Premium. Ranging from in-depth stories such as Ron Howards’ Mars to The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, to contextual specials like Diana: In Her Own Words, and Before the floods with Leonardo Di Caprio, to some of the most iconic local stories from India, the content will cover all genres from blue-chip wildlife, scripted series, science & tech and docu-dramas, among others and will enable audiences to watch the channels’ latest premiers on the day of release, as well as binge on box sets of any of their all-time favorites like Indias Megakitchens, Primal Survivor, Brain Games among others.
National Geographic & FOX Networks Group business head Swati Mohan said, “At National Geographic, we have always worked endlessly to create memorable and exclusive experiences for our ever-evolving consumers; whether through the iconic magazines, our global leadership on Instagram, our once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences, or iconic stories told by some of the most renowned storytellers of our time. This new content offering on Hotstar Premium is no exception and has been especially curated for the Nat Geo lover. Pick any show and be sure to witness a piece of brilliance and the gold standard of storytelling that National Geographic stands for.”
Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan added “For the last few decades, National Geographic has been synonymous with depth and world-class storytelling. Hotstar is the natural home for National Geographic and is a fabulous addition to the Premium catalog, which already boasts of the best TV shows and movies from around the world. With this, Hotstar Premium is now the destination for the curious and the young too, those looking to understand their world a bit better.”
Currently, Hotstar Premium offers latest American shows, premium movies, live sports including Cricket, Premier League & Formula 1, and latest episodes of TV shows at 6 pm every day. The premium service which is priced Rs 199 per month is currently available only in India. – Indian DTH