Disney-owned streaming platform Hotstar, the dominant VOD service in the Indian market, has now crossed 400 million app downloads in the country after a bumper 2019. The platform’s growth was three-times higher in 2019 than the previous year, according to a report published by the company, and downloads were twice as high than in 2018. It clocked 555 installs per minute over the last 12 months. One of Hotstar’s big drivers this year was the latest edition of the Indian cricket league IPL, with the service saying its coverage reached more than 300 million people. The platform also hosted coverage of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, held in the UK, clocking 25.3 million concurrent viewers per minute for the India vs New Zealand semi-final. Related Story Golden Globes Snubs & Surprises: 'Game Of Thrones', Female Directors, Robert De Niro, Host Ricky Gervais, 'Watchmen's Regina King & 'When They See Us' Regional programming also saw a boost this year, … [Read more...] about Disney-Owned Indian Streaming Platform Hotstar Crosses 400m Downloads
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Not so long ago, Gauri Khan had reacted to Shah Rukh Khan's sudden sabbatical after the Zero debacle and had said that he required the break very much. Gauri had also asserted that she's happy that now, she can travel the world while SRK can look after their little one, AbRam. However, Gauri had assured that SRK will resume work, very soon as cinema is his passion and he can't be away from it for a long time. Meanwhile, rumours of Shah Rukh Khan signing Dhoom 4, Don 3 and Rajkumar Hirani's next, keep floating around. Shah Rukh, who's all set to return as the host of TED Talks India Season 2, addressed the rumours of his next film and said, "I am taking time to think, and reading two or three scripts right now. As soon as they are ready, I'll be ready too but most of the people around me are busy, so I will announce it when the time is right. Till then, the rumours are bound to fly! Some of them have given me great ideas. There was one film called Tarzan and Jane, and I felt like doing … [Read more...] about After Gauri, Shah Rukh Khan Reveals When His Sabbatical Will End!
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com Sorry, Patriots fans ... Rob Gronkowski is NEVER coming back -- so says Camille Kostek, who tells TMZ Sports straight-up, "He's done." A Gronk return has been rumored almost since the day he announced his retirement this past spring ... and even after the NFL deadline passed for him to come back this year, people still think he might make a return next season. But, when we got his smokin' hot GF out in NYC on Monday, she told us she doesn't understand why people think the ex-tight end is going to come back again. "He's said like a hundred times that he's not coming back but everybody still asks. So, I don't know what to tell you any more!" She added, "He's done." As for his place in NFL history now that his career is officially over ... Camille tells us she has no doubts he's the G.O.A.T. when it comes to TEs!!! "Tony [Gonzalez], I'm sorry -- Gronk is so much better!" … [Read more...] about Camille Kostek Says Rob Gronkowski ‘Is Done’ With NFL, He’s Not Coming Back!
Exclusive TMZ.com One of Jussie Smollett's alleged "attackers" is on a roll -- shortly after starring in his first movie ... he's hanging out with one of the biggest celeb athletes in the world. Abel Osundairo met up with Floyd Mayweather this weekend at the undefeated fighter's gym in Las Vegas ... then hit up his club later on for more face time with the boxing champ. We broke the story ... Abel's been training with Floyd's renowned trainer, Nate "The Snake" Jones, in order to advance his own promising boxing career after winning a title in Chicago's Golden Gloves tourney in April -- a fight that wasn't staged! TMZ.com We're told Abel's preparing to give it a shot at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo -- representing his home nation, Nigeria -- and meeting with Money Mayweather should provide a ton of inspiration. The Osundairo bro isn't just succeeding in boxing either ... he's on the up and up in the showbiz world too. We broke the story ... he landed the lead role in … [Read more...] about Jussie Smollett ‘Attacker’ Abel Osundairo Meets Floyd Mayweather