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Disney expected to scale back sports and pay-TV business in India

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The Walt Disney Group is planning to scale back its activities in pay-television and sport in the Indian subcontinent, as part of its global strategy shift towards its OTT streaming services and self-produced entertainment content, according to local sources.

Disney's Indian pay-television unit Star India is the region's leading pay-television broadcaster and also its leading sports broadcaster, with rights for the market's biggest properties including the Indian Premier League and Indian national team cricket.

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