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Police has arrested people for pirating Hotstar streams: Sunil Rayan

Disney+ Hotstar President and Head of Disney+ Hotstar spoke at the Asia Video Industry Association's Future of Video India event. This article is based on remarks he made from his session during the event. Piracy has been an issue for Hotstar, its president and head Sunil Rayan said in a session at the Asia Video Industry Association's Future of Video India event on April 29. So much so, people have been arrested by police following complaints by the Disney-owned streaming service to the police. Streaming services overall are still nascent in India, Rayan said in the interaction, and added that regulation of streaming platforms shouldn't hamper their growth. Early adopter phase "Having been in the throes of OTT, at least in the last year, I and I think a lot of my colleagues genuinely believe we are in the early days, very early days of OTT, even though it's had tremendous growth in the last five years or so," Rayan said. "If you think about growth stages, you have initially the early adopters, the people who have a little bit of a global exposure, they're looking for unique types of content. We are in that phase right now. And if fast forward that, OK, what's the next stage? We believe the next stage would be building a product for India, like building for India, which is a product that works in India, the pricing that works in India and the content that works in India." Scratching the surface: "We're just…

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