tech2 News StaffDec 13, 2016 16:13:37 IST
Apple has selected Hotstar as the 'App of the Year for India 2016' for Apple TV. Hotstar is popular Over The Top (OTT) and video streaming app used to watch content like television shows, live events like cricket matches. The app held the top spot on iTunes and interestingly it was launched just back in August. According to the details given by the company, the app has gathered about 130 million downloads on the iTunes app store at the time of writing.
"India is the only country in the world where a streaming platform like Hotstar exists where the best TV shows from around the world, movie premieres and live sports are available on a single platform. The Indian consumer today is absolutely at the frontiers of mobile video: no consumer in any other part of the world has access to better options than the Indian consumer," added Ajit Mohan, CEO for Hotstar.
The company had tied up with media companies to bring live streaming of Vivo ILP 5, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Premier League football and Kabaddi World Cup in VR. The streaming service received a lot of attention as it launched its Premium service in April to enter the original content market by collecting revenue. Hotstar is the only video streaming service including television channels to put out TV Shows like Game of Thrones, The Night Of, Westworld, Veep and American Crime Story.
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