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Star India to launch sports subscription service

's StarIndia is set to launch a sports subscription service on its over-the-topplatform Hotstar, Television Post reported May 9.

In the next few months, a premium sports service will beavailable to Hotstar users by giving them access to Star India's wide range ofdigital sports catalog. Star India holds broadcast rights to cricket boards ofIndia, England and Australia. Italso has rights to telecast ICC matches, including World Cups. In football,Star holds rights to English Premier League and Bundesliga. It also has a repositoryof local sporting league rights, including Pro Kabaddi League, Indian SuperLeague, Indian Badminton League and Hockey India League. Additionally, it ownsdigital rights to the Indian Premier League globally, excluding the U.S.

Hotstar's premium subscription service is available for 199Indian rupees per month.

As of May 9, US$1 wasequivalent to 66.63 Indian rupees.