Disney+ Hotstar onboards leading brands for 13th edition of IPL 2020


NEW DELHI, Sep 15: Disney+ Hotstar, India’s streaming platform on Tuesday announced Dream11 as the co-presenting sponsor of the 13th edition of the Dream11 IPL. The platform has also onboarded 11 other key sponsors.

Considering the rise of digital content consumption in the past few months, Dream11 IPL on Disney+ Hotstar will enjoy fans’ undivided attention. The tournament, which also coincides with the festive season,  has seen significant interest from brands across various categories to leverage the scale, reach and high visibility proposition that Dream11 IPL will deliver during this time.

Nitin Bawankule, President, Ad Sales, Star & Disney India, said, “Dream11 IPL 2020 will be a major catalyst for viewers and fans, who are longing to see their favourite stars back on the field. We have created avenues for interactive advertising innovations which enable brands to engage with their audience more effectively. All of this, coupled with enormous interest from viewers and fans, makes us confident that this year’s IPL will be a resounding success.”

Disney+ Hotstar has also added new features to the interactive Watch’N Play social feed that allows a nationwide virtual community of cricket lovers to share excitement and support while watching the matches Live on the platform.

Replicating the exhilarating roar of the stadium, fans will also be able to determine the mood of the nation using an interactive emoji stream. Cricket lovers will be able to join in the action by expressing themselves using ‘Hotshots’ selfies or a new video feature ‘Duets’ that lets fans create customised videos showcasing their rendition of famous shots and reactions of their favourite Dream11 IPL Heroes.

Scheduled to begin on September 19 in Abu Dhabi between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings the Dream11 IPL is 2020’s first big sporting extravaganza, and the one that fans have been eagerly waiting for. (UNI)