Disney is the official streaming platform for the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The live streaming will be availbe starting October 5.
Disney+ has also introduced features like live feed and AI-based video clarity for a better streaming experience.
Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming platform for the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup, starting on Thursday, October 5, with the inaugural match featuring New Zealand against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Day matches are scheduled to commence at 10:30 AM IST, while day-night matches will kick off at 2 PM IST. Semifinals and finals are also set for 2 PM IST. Notably, Disney+ Hotstar is streaming the live matches for free for its mobile users.
Interestingly, Disney is holding exclusive rights for both World Cup broadcast and digital streaming, in an aim to regain momentum in India following the loss of online rights for the 2023-2027 IPL to JioCinema last year.
In addition to free streaming for mobile users, Disney has also introduced new features for its mobile users. The streaming platform has upgraded its live feed and video streaming feature for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, incorporating AI-based video clarity enhancements. Let’s take a detailed look at all the features available during the live streaming of the ICC World Cup on Disney+ Hotstar.
New feature for better streaming experience
- MaxView for Vertical Cricket Viewing: In partnership with the ICC, Disney+ Hotstar has introduced MaxView, enabling users to stream cricket matches in vertical mode for convenient one-handed viewing. This feature showcases the live feed, scorecard, and ad formats, offering a unique vertical cricket-watching experience.
- Optimized Data Usage: To address data consumption concerns, Disney+ Hotstar has optimized video delivery, ensuring high-quality streaming with minimal data usage. This enhancement enables users to enjoy live cricket without worrying about data charges.
- AI-Powered Video Clarity: Disney+ Hotstar enhances the cricket-watching experience with AI-based video clarity enhancements. These improvements boost viewing quality, particularly in hazy weather conditions during matches.
- Always-On Cricket Scorecard: Users can now stay updated on live cricketing action while multitasking on the platform, ensuring they never miss crucial moments of the game with easy access to the live match.
- Live Feed Tab: The Live Feed tab provides viewers with an enhanced commentator experience, offering contextual information such as player stats and match updates.
- Content Discovery: Disney+ Hotstar introduces the “Coming Soon” tray for setting reminders on upcoming content. Additionally, free and paid content will be clearly segregated, simplifying content discovery for free users with highlighted “Free Callouts.”
- Free Badges and New Tray Formats: During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, non-subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar can explore and enjoy numerous free content offerings through “free badges” and discover content with newer tray formats.