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India-Australia World Cup Final Shatters Viewership Records on Disney+Hotstar

The highly anticipated India-Australia Cricket World Cup final match on Disney+Hotstar set a new benchmark in viewership, with a staggering 5.9 crore concurrent viewers tuning in to witness the electrifying clash. This remarkable feat surpassed the platform’s previous record of 5.3 crore concurrent viewers during the India-New Zealand semi-final match, demonstrating the immense popularity of cricket in India and the power of Disney+Hotstar as a leading sports streaming platform.

The unwavering support of Indian cricket fans has been instrumental in propelling Disney+Hotstar to new heights in live sports streaming, as noted by Sajith Sivanandan, Head of Disney+Hotstar India. This dedication was evident throughout the tournament, with the platform recording impressive peak concurrency figures for matches involving India. Notably, the India-New Zealand match and the India-South Africa match both attracted 4.3 crore and 4.4 crore concurrent viewers, respectively, while the India-Pakistan league match garnered a peak concurrency of 3.5 crore.

In addition to the digital realm, the India-Australia final match also drew a sizeable crowd to cinemas, with leading multiplex operator PVR INOX screening the match live in over 150 cinemas across major metros, Tier-1, 2, and 3 cities. Over 70,000 cricket fans eagerly gathered to watch the match, translating to over 70% occupancy, as highlighted by Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Executive Director of PVR INOX Ltd.

The success of the India-Australia final match on Disney+Hotstar further solidifies the platform’s position as a frontrunner in the live sports streaming landscape. With its commitment to providing seamless viewing experiences and a diverse array of sports content, Disney+Hotstar is poised to continue capturing the hearts and minds of Indian cricket fans for years to come.

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