- Disney+ Hotstar achieved a new global streaming viewership record during the India versus New Zealand Cricket World Cup 2023 match on October 22, 2023, with approximately 43 million concurrent viewers.
- The previous record was set during the India versus Pakistan match on October 14, with 35 million concurrent viewers.
- Disney+ Hotstar had previously announced free streaming for the Asia Cup and the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on mobile devices in June, likely contributing to the surge in viewership.
- Cricket is a highly popular sport in India, and major cricket events draw massive audiences, making them key moments for streaming platforms.
- Disney+ Hotstar is a dominant streaming service in India, and its ability to handle such high concurrent viewership highlights its role in delivering live sports content to a vast audience.