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Obama, Game of Thrones: As of April 1, you will no longer be able to watch THESE shows on Hotstar


Fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ have bad news as OTT platform Disney+Hotstar will stop streaming all HBO content in India from March 31. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently announced cost-cutting measures at the company. Hotstar provided the information on its official Twitter account.

“Hi! As of March 31, HBO content will no longer be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can continue to enjoy Disney+ Hotstar’s extensive library of over 100,000 hours of TV shows and movies in 10 languages ​​and coverage of major global sporting events,” it tweeted .

List of shows unavailable on Hotstar from April 1

1) Ballers

2) Band of brothers

3) Catch and kill

4) Limit your Enth

5) Environment

6) The time traveler’s wife

7) The thread

8) Undertow

9) Guardians

10) We own this city

11) Scenes from a marriage

12) Scarf

13) Follow-up

14) The baby

15) The Gilded Age

16) The last of us

17) The Nevers

18) The sopranos

19) Game of Thrones

20) House of the Dragon

21) Mare by Easttown

22) Thoughts of murder

23) Barack Obama

Disney+Hotstar has announced paid services, including shows from a spectrum of international programmers, including AT&T Inc’s HBO, whose offerings include “Game of Thrones” and “Chernobyl,” as well as popular live sports content such as Premier League football.

The OTT platform will have two pricing tiers with the premium variant including original programming such as “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian” and Marvel’s “WandaVision” and “Loki”.

Walt Disney Co. announced a major restructuring last month under recently reinstated CEO Bob Iger, cutting 7,000 jobs as part of an effort to cut $5.5 billion in costs and make its streaming business profitable. The layoffs represent an estimated 3.6% of Disney’s global workforce.

Under a plan to cut costs and return power to creative executives, the company will restructure into three segments: an entertainment unit that spans film, television, and streaming; a sports-focused ESPN unit; and Disney parks, experiences and products.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.