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Star India

Star India ( stylized as ★Star ) is an Indian media conglomerate and wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has a network of 60 channels in eight languages, reaching out to 9 out of 10 cable and satellite TV homes in India. The network reaches approximately 790 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 countries. Star India generates more than 30,000 hours of content every year.

Star India Private Limited
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryMass Media
Founded1 August 1990; 31 years ago (1990-08-01)
FounderStar TV
HeadquartersStar House, Urmi Estate, 95, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (West),
Area served
India, South Asia, Southeast Asia, MENA, United Kingdom, USA, Canada
Key people
K Madhavan (Country Manager & President, The Walt Disney Company India and Star India)
Sanjay Jain (Chief Financial Officer, Direct-to-Consumer & International - APAC, The Walt Disney Company)
ProductsTelevision Broadcasting
Films
OTT video streaming platform
Revenue120 billion (US$1.6 billion) (FY 2021)
ParentThe Walt Disney Company India (The Walt Disney Company)
SubsidiariesAsianet Star Communications
Disney+ Hotstar
Fox Star Studios
Pro Kabaddi league (74%)
Football Sports Development (40%)
Star TV
UTV Software Communications
Websitestartv.com

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Founding

Star TV (Satellite Television Asian Region) was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between Hutchison Whampoa and Li Ka-Shing. It launched Hollywood English-language entertainment channels for Asian audiences.

1990–2000

In 1990, Star TV included Star Plus (then an English-language entertainment channel), Prime Sports, MTV and BBC World Service Television.

In 1992, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation purchased 63.6% of STAR for $525 million, followed by the purchase of the remaining 36.4% on 1 January 1993. Star broadcasting operations were run from Rupert Murdoch's Fox Broadcasting premises. Murdoch declared that:

(telecommunications) have proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere ... satellite broadcasting makes it possible for information-hungry residents of many closed societies to bypass state-controlled television channels

Between 1994 and 1998, Star India was launched, later launched Star Movies, Channel V, and Star News with a limited Hindi offering, and then Star Plus for Indian viewers.

In 1998, STAR News was launched as a dedicated news channel with content from NDTV.

2001–2010

In 2001, Star India acquired South India based Vijay TV. In 2003, Star India's deal with NDTV ended and Star News was made into a 24-hour news channel. Disney bought it in 2009 for $2 Million or 2 Cnt venture (JV) with Anand Bazar Patrika Group to comply with the regulations set for uplinking of news and current affairs channels by the Government of India.[citation needed] It subsequently exited from this joint venture in 2012. After the split the channel was renamed to ABP News and operated by Anandabazar Patrika Group.

In 2004, Star One was launched as a Hindi content channel. In 2008, Star Jalsha, a Bengali language entertainment channel and Star Pravah, a Marathi language entertainment channel were launched.

In 2009, Star India acquired Trivandrum, India based media conglomerate Asianet Communications Limited which served Malayalam language content. In August 2009, the Star Group restructured its Asian broadcast businesses into three units – Star India, Star, and Fox International Channels Asia.

In the same year, Star Affiliate and CJ Group of South Korea launched CJ Alive (later known as ShopCJ), a 24-hour Indian television shopping channel which used STAR Utsav for hosting the television marketing programs in six-hour slots in its initial stage of launch. Star Affiliate exited the joint venture in May 2014. This venture was called Star CJ.

21st Century Fox launched a film production and distribution business in India through Fox Star Studios India, an affiliate of Star India in the same year.

2011–present

In 2012, Star India acquired the BCCI Rights for India cricket for the period 2012 through 2018. ESPN was renamed Star Sports 4, STAR Cricket was renamed Star Sports 3, Star Sports was renamed to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 2 kept its name. STAR Cricket HD and ESPN HD were renamed to Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD2 respectively.

In 2015, Star India launched its video-on-demand service, Hotstar (now Disney+ Hotstar) and forayed into online streaming.

In 2015, Star India acquired broadcast businesses of Maa Television Pvt. Ltd to boost its presence in Telugu speaking markets where Star didn't have any presence before. By this acquisition, Star has a regional presence in the entire South Indian markets.

In February 2017, Star India and global media conglomerate, TED, announced a new TV series, TED Talks India – Nayi Soch. Its programmes starred Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and featured newer TED talks made in Hindi language. The programme followed the signature TED format of prominent speakers voicing their opinions in an 18-minute or less monologue in front of a live audience.

On 28 August 2017, Star India replaced its Hindi Entertainment channel Life OK with a free-to-air channel Star Bharat.

On 5 September 2017, Star India won the global media rights to broadcast Indian Premier League (IPL) for 5 years beginning in 2018. The company bid INR 16,347.50 crore to secure the rights from the previous broadcaster, Sony Pictures Network.

On 14 December 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which included Star India.

On 13 December 2018, Disney announced Uday Shankar who serves as chairman of Star India would lead Disney's Asian operations and would become the new chairman of Disney India, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, being re-organized under The Walt Disney Company (India) Private Limited. On 27 August 2018, the channel Star Life was launched in Africa in English language offering the English dubbed Indian Hindi series from the Indian star channels.

On 4 January 2019, Star TV shut down its television operations in USA for the promotion of its digital counterpart, Hotstar.

On 20 March 2019, Star India became a subsidiary of Disney India as the deal was Open. Now, Disney India owns UTV and Star India TV channels.

On 30 December 2020, Disney announced that the Star branding would be replaced with Utsav from 1 February in the Netherlands, with the Utsav Gold, Utsav Plus and Utsav Bharat branding launching in the UK on 22 January 2021, Star Vijay's international feed also changed a new logo based with Utsav Network in yellow colour and rebranded as Vijay TV around the world on that same day, Utsav Network would separated to Star Gold, Plus and Bharat, the Asian feed would launch in South Korea.

On October 18, 2021, Disney and Star announced that they would exit from the English general entertainment industry and that they would close down Star World and Star World Premiere on December 1, 2021 (although the Star Movies India networks, alongside Disney International HD will not be effected). The Bangla and Marathi feeds of Star Sports 1 will also close on the same day. Meanwhile, the Star Gold brand would expand with the launch of an HD simulcast of Star Gold 2 that will replace UTV, alongside the rebranding of UTV Movies and UTV Action as Star Gold Romance and Star Gold Thrills. Star Movies Select HD will also launch an SD simulcast, becoming the first niche premium English movie channel in India to do so.

In August 2012, Business Line of The Hindu group reported that Star CJ Alive is claiming average sale of products worth Rs. 9.5 million on week days and Rs.12 million on weekends. Approximately 65% of the sales come from electronics segment while household segment stands second in the race. In December 2012, some sections of the media reported that Rupert Murdoch run News Corp may exit Star CJ by selling its entire stake to Providence Equity Partners. This share transfer reportedly ran into trouble when the Department of Revenue discovered that funds from other jurisdictions were being channelised to exploit Indo Mauritius double taxation avoidance agreement.

STAR India Entertainment provides 51 channels while STAR India Sports provides 17 channels.

On air channels

India

Channel Launched Language Category SD/HD Availability Notes
StarPlus 1991 Hindi General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Bharat 2017 Formerly Star One and Life OK
Star Utsav 2004 SD
Star Gold 1999 Movies SD+HD
Star Gold 2 2020 Formerly Movies OK
Star Gold Select 2017
UTV Movies 2007 SD To be replaced by Star Gold Romance
UTV Action 2008 To be replaced by Star Gold Thrills
UTV HD 2018 HD To be replaced by Star Gold 2 HD
Star Utsav Movies 2016 SD
Star Sports 1 Hindi 2017 Sports SD+HD
Star Sports First 2017 SD
Star World 1991 English General Entertainment SD+HD Shutting down soon
Star World Premiere HD 2013 HD Shutting down soon
BabyTV 2009 Kids SD+HD Shutting down soon
Star Movies 1991 Movies
Star Movies Select HD 2015 HD SD version launching soon
Star Sports 1 1996 Sports SD+HD
Star Sports 2 2013
Star Sports 3 2018 SD
Star Sports Select 1 2016 SD+HD
Star Sports Select 2 2016
National Geographic 1998 English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu Infotainment
Nat Geo Wild 2009
Fox Life 2008 Lifestyle
Star Jalsha 2008 Bengali General Entertainment
Star Jalsha Movies 2012 Movies
Star Sports 1 Bangla 2019 Sports SD To be replaced by Star Jalsha Josh
Star Suvarna 2007 Kannada General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Suvarna Plus 2013 Movies SD
Star Sports 1 Kannada 2018 Sports
Asianet 1993 Malayalam General Entertainment SD+HD
Asianet Plus 2005 SD
Asianet Movies 2012 Movies HD version launching soon
Star Pravah 2008 Marathi General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Sports 1 Marathi 2019 Sports SD To be replaced by Star Pravah Picture
Star Vijay 1994 Tamil General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Vijay Super 2016 Movies SD HD version launching soon
Star Vijay Music 2020 Music
Star Sports 1 Tamil 2017 Sports HD version launching soon
Star Maa 2002 Telugu General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Maa Movies 2011 Movies
Star Maa Gold 2012 SD
Star Maa Music 2008 Music
Star Sports 1 Telugu 2018 Sports HD version launching soon

International

Channel Launched Language Category SD/HD Availability Notes
Star Life 2018 English General Entertainment SD+HD
Utsav Plus 2021 Hindi
Utsav Bharat 2021 SD
Utsav Gold 2021 Movies SD+HD
Vijay TV 2021 Tamil General Entertainment SD
Asianet Middle East 2010 Malayalam

Upcoming channels

Channel Launching Date (Tentative) Language Category SD/HD Availability Notes
Star Gold 2 HD 1 December, 2021 Hindi Movies HD SD version already available
Star Gold Romance SD
Star Gold Thrills
Star Movies Select English HD version already available
Star Jalsha Josh Bengali
Star Sports 1 Telugu HD Telugu Sports HD SD version already available
Star Sports 1 Tamil HD Tamil SD version already available
Star Pravah Picture 25 December, 2021 Marathi Movies SD+HD
Star Vijay Super HD Tamil HD SD version already available
Asianet Movies HD Malayalam SD version already available
Star Kirano 24 January, 2022 Odia General Entertainment SD+HD

Defunct/former channels

Channel Language Category SD/HD availability Notes
Star One Hindi General Entertainment SD Replaced by Life OK
Life OK SD+HD Replaced by Star Bharat
Movies OK Movies SD Replaced by Star Gold 2
Star Movies Action English
FX General Entertainment SD+HD
Fox Crime Hindi, English Infotainment SD
Star CJ Alive Shopping Sold to HomeShop18 in 2017
Star Sports 4 English, Tamil Sports SD+HD Rebranded as Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star News Hindi News SD Rebranded as ABP News
Star Majha Marathi Rebranded as ABP Majha
Star Ananda Bengali Rebranded as ABP Ananda
Channel V Hindi Music SD Rebranded as Star Sports 3
National Geographic English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu Documentary SD+HD Transferred to Disney India
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo People English Lifestyle
Nat Geo Adventure Replaced with Nat Geo People
Nat Geo Music Music
Nat Geo Tamil Tamil Documentary SD
Nat Geo Telugu Telugu

In January 2015, Star India launched Hotstar, a mobile and online entertainment OTT platform owned by its affiliate, Novi Digital Entertainment. The platform features content in 9 Indian languages and broadcasts sporting events.

In January 2019, Star India shut down its linear TV services in South America, United States, North America, and Canada and shifted all services to Hotstar USA.

In April 2020, the service merged with Disney+ in India forming Disney+ Hotstar. Hotstar operates independently and coexists with Disney+ in Canada, Singapore, UK and US.[citation needed]

On 31 August 2021, Disney announced that it will phase out Hotstar in the US and move all contents into Hulu and ESPN+. It expects that the service will be shut down in the US by late 2022.

The STAR sports group planned to build a national sports network in India. The plan included broadcasting in Indian languages. ESPN was renamed Star Sports 4, Star Cricket was renamed Star Sports 3, Star Sports was renamed to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 2 kept its name. Star Sports Telugu, Star Cricket HD and ESPN HD renamed to Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD2 respectively. Star Sports 3 would be predominantly a Hindi-only channel. STAR planned to start with cricket, field hockey and football (soccer) initially. Domestic cricket of India like Deodhar Trophy and Ranji Trophy are considered. Besides this, two non-professional leagues like the University Cricket and University Field Hockey were also planned to be launched by STAR. In football, Barclays Premier League is also considered for regional broadcasting by STAR.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaun Banega Crorepati aired on Star Plus during 2000s, made the channel the market leader in India becoming the flagship channel of Star India.

Disney+ Hotstar, a subsidiary of Star India, censored the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's A commentators episode on Narendra Modi where John Oliver discusses Prime Minister Modi and his Hindu Nationalism as a growing threat to democracy in India.

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Star India Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from STAR Gold Star India stylized as Star is an Indian media conglomerate and wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India 1 It is headquartered in Mumbai Maharashtra It has a network of 60 channels in eight languages reaching out to 9 out of 10 cable and satellite TV homes in India 2 The network reaches approximately 790 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 countries 3 Star India generates more than 30 000 hours of content every year 4 Star India Private LimitedTypeSubsidiaryIndustryMass MediaFounded1 August 1990 31 years ago 1990 08 01 FounderStar TVHeadquartersStar House Urmi Estate 95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Lower Parel West Mumbai Maharashtra IndiaArea servedIndia South Asia Southeast Asia MENA United Kingdom USA CanadaKey peopleK Madhavan Country Manager amp President The Walt Disney Company India and Star India Sanjay Jain Chief Financial Officer Direct to Consumer amp International APAC The Walt Disney Company ProductsTelevision Broadcasting Films OTT video streaming platformRevenue 120 billion US 1 6 billion FY 2021 ParentThe Walt Disney Company India The Walt Disney Company SubsidiariesAsianet Star Communications Disney Hotstar Fox Star Studios Pro Kabaddi league 74 Football Sports Development 40 Star TV UTV Software CommunicationsWebsitestartv wbr com Contents 1 History 1 1 Founding 1 2 1990 2000 1 3 2001 2010 1 4 2011 present 2 Business results 3 Divisions 4 Owned channels 4 1 On air channels 4 1 1 India 4 1 2 International 4 2 Upcoming channels 44 45 46 4 3 Defunct former channels 5 Novi Digital Entertainment Disney Hotstar 6 National Sports Network in India 7 Reception 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksHistory EditFounding Edit Star TV Satellite Television Asian Region was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between Hutchison Whampoa and Li Ka Shing It launched Hollywood English language entertainment channels for Asian audiences 5 1990 2000 Edit In 1990 Star TV included Star Plus then an English language entertainment channel Prime Sports MTV and BBC World Service Television 5 6 In 1992 Rupert Murdoch s News Corporation purchased 63 6 of STAR for 525 million followed by the purchase of the remaining 36 4 on 1 January 1993 Star broadcasting operations were run from Rupert Murdoch s Fox Broadcasting premises 7 8 Murdoch declared that 9 telecommunications have proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere satellite broadcasting makes it possible for information hungry residents of many closed societies to bypass state controlled television channels Between 1994 and 1998 Star India was launched later launched Star Movies Channel V and Star News with a limited Hindi offering and then Star Plus for Indian viewers 10 11 12 In 1998 STAR News was launched as a dedicated news channel with content from NDTV 13 2001 2010 Edit In 2001 Star India acquired South India based Vijay TV 14 In 2003 Star India s deal with NDTV ended and Star News was made into a 24 hour news channel Disney bought it in 2009 for 2 Million or 2 Cnt venture JV with Anand Bazar Patrika Group to comply with the regulations set for uplinking of news and current affairs channels by the Government of India citation needed It subsequently exited from this joint venture in 2012 After the split the channel was renamed to ABP News and operated by Anandabazar Patrika Group 13 In 2004 Star One was launched as a Hindi content channel 15 In 2008 Star Jalsha a Bengali language entertainment channel and Star Pravah a Marathi language entertainment channel were launched 16 17 In 2009 Star India acquired Trivandrum India based media conglomerate Asianet Communications Limited which served Malayalam language content 18 In August 2009 the Star Group restructured its Asian broadcast businesses into three units Star India Star and Fox International Channels Asia 18 In the same year Star Affiliate and CJ Group of South Korea launched CJ Alive later known as ShopCJ a 24 hour Indian television shopping channel which used STAR Utsav for hosting the television marketing programs in six hour slots in its initial stage of launch Star Affiliate exited the joint venture in May 2014 19 This venture was called Star CJ 21st Century Fox launched a film production and distribution business in India through Fox Star Studios India an affiliate of Star India in the same year 20 2011 present Edit In 2012 Star India acquired the BCCI Rights for India cricket for the period 2012 through 2018 ESPN was renamed Star Sports 4 STAR Cricket was renamed Star Sports 3 Star Sports was renamed to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 2 kept its name STAR Cricket HD and ESPN HD were renamed to Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD2 respectively 21 22 23 24 25 In 2015 Star India launched its video on demand service Hotstar now Disney Hotstar and forayed into online streaming 26 In 2015 Star India acquired broadcast businesses of Maa Television Pvt Ltd to boost its presence in Telugu speaking markets where Star didn t have any presence before By this acquisition Star has a regional presence in the entire South Indian markets 27 In February 2017 Star India and global media conglomerate TED announced a new TV series TED Talks India Nayi Soch Its programmes starred Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and featured newer TED talks made in Hindi language The programme followed the signature TED format of prominent speakers voicing their opinions in an 18 minute or less monologue in front of a live audience 28 29 On 28 August 2017 Star India replaced its Hindi Entertainment channel Life OK with a free to air channel Star Bharat 30 On 5 September 2017 Star India won the global media rights to broadcast Indian Premier League IPL for 5 years beginning in 2018 The company bid INR 16 347 50 crore to secure the rights from the previous broadcaster Sony Pictures Network 31 On 14 December 2017 The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of 21st Century Fox which included Star India 32 On 13 December 2018 Disney announced Uday Shankar who serves as chairman of Star India would lead Disney s Asian operations and would become the new chairman of Disney India which became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company being re organized under The Walt Disney Company India Private Limited 33 On 27 August 2018 the channel Star Life was launched in Africa in English language offering the English dubbed Indian Hindi series from the Indian star channels 34 35 On 4 January 2019 Star TV shut down its television operations in USA for the promotion of its digital counterpart Hotstar 36 On 20 March 2019 Star India became a subsidiary of Disney India as the deal was Open Now Disney India owns UTV and Star India TV channels On 30 December 2020 Disney announced that the Star branding would be replaced with Utsav from 1 February in the Netherlands 37 with the Utsav Gold Utsav Plus and Utsav Bharat branding launching in the UK on 22 January 2021 Star Vijay s international feed also changed a new logo based with Utsav Network in yellow colour and rebranded as Vijay TV around the world on that same day Utsav Network would separated to Star Gold Plus and Bharat the Asian feed would launch in South Korea 38 On October 18 2021 Disney and Star announced that they would exit from the English general entertainment industry and that they would close down Star World and Star World Premiere on December 1 2021 although the Star Movies India networks alongside Disney International HD will not be effected The Bangla and Marathi feeds of Star Sports 1 will also close on the same day Meanwhile the Star Gold brand would expand with the launch of an HD simulcast of Star Gold 2 that will replace UTV alongside the rebranding of UTV Movies and UTV Action as Star Gold Romance and Star Gold Thrills Star Movies Select HD will also launch an SD simulcast becoming the first niche premium English movie channel in India to do so 39 Business results EditIn August 2012 Business Line of The Hindu group reported that Star CJ Alive is claiming average sale of products worth Rs 9 5 million on week days and Rs 12 million on weekends 40 Approximately 65 of the sales come from electronics segment while household segment stands second in the race In December 2012 some sections of the media reported that Rupert Murdoch run News Corp may exit Star CJ by selling its entire stake to Providence Equity Partners 41 This share transfer reportedly ran into trouble when the Department of Revenue discovered that funds from other jurisdictions were being channelised to exploit Indo Mauritius double taxation avoidance agreement 42 STAR India Entertainment provides 51 channels while STAR India Sports provides 17 channels Divisions EditStar Media Networks Star Sports Star Media Networks South Asianet Star Communications Star Maa Media South Fox Star Studios Novi Digital Entertainment Disney Hotstar Mashal Sports 74 Pro Kabaddi league Indian Super League Football Sports Development 40 43 UTV Software Communications UTV Indiagames UTV Motion PicturesOwned channels EditOn air channels Edit India Edit Channel Launched Language Category SD HD Availability NotesStarPlus 1991 a Hindi General Entertainment SD HDStar Bharat 2017 Formerly Star One and Life OKStar Utsav 2004 SDStar Gold 1999 Movies SD HDStar Gold 2 2020 Formerly Movies OKStar Gold Select 2017UTV Movies 2007 SD To be replaced by Star Gold RomanceUTV Action 2008 To be replaced by Star Gold ThrillsUTV HD 2018 HD To be replaced by Star Gold 2 HDStar Utsav Movies 2016 SDStar Sports 1 Hindi 2017 Sports SD HDStar Sports First 2017 SDStar World 1991 English General Entertainment SD HD Shutting down soonStar World Premiere HD 2013 HD Shutting down soonBabyTV 2009 Kids SD HD Shutting down soonStar Movies 1991 MoviesStar Movies Select HD 2015 HD SD version launching soonStar Sports 1 1996 Sports SD HDStar Sports 2 2013Star Sports 3 2018 SDStar Sports Select 1 2016 SD HDStar Sports Select 2 2016National Geographic 1998 English Hindi Tamil Telugu InfotainmentNat Geo Wild 2009Fox Life 2008 LifestyleStar Jalsha 2008 Bengali General EntertainmentStar Jalsha Movies 2012 MoviesStar Sports 1 Bangla 2019 Sports SD To be replaced by Star Jalsha JoshStar Suvarna 2007 Kannada General Entertainment SD HDStar Suvarna Plus 2013 Movies SDStar Sports 1 Kannada 2018 SportsAsianet 1993 Malayalam General Entertainment SD HDAsianet Plus 2005 SDAsianet Movies 2012 Movies HD version launching soonStar Pravah 2008 Marathi General Entertainment SD HDStar Sports 1 Marathi 2019 Sports SD To be replaced by Star Pravah PictureStar Vijay 1994 Tamil General Entertainment SD HDStar Vijay Super 2016 Movies SD HD version launching soonStar Vijay Music 2020 MusicStar Sports 1 Tamil 2017 Sports HD version launching soonStar Maa 2002 Telugu General Entertainment SD HDStar Maa Movies 2011 MoviesStar Maa Gold 2012 SDStar Maa Music 2008 MusicStar Sports 1 Telugu 2018 Sports HD version launching soonInternational Edit Channel Launched Language Category SD HD Availability NotesStar Life 2018 English General Entertainment SD HDUtsav Plus 2021 HindiUtsav Bharat 2021 SDUtsav Gold 2021 Movies SD HDVijay TV 2021 Tamil General Entertainment SDAsianet Middle East 2010 MalayalamUpcoming channels 44 45 46 Edit Channel Launching Date Tentative Language Category SD HD Availability NotesStar Gold 2 HD 1 December 2021 Hindi Movies HD SD version already availableStar Gold Romance SDStar Gold ThrillsStar Movies Select English HD version already availableStar Jalsha Josh BengaliStar Sports 1 Telugu HD Telugu Sports HD SD version already availableStar Sports 1 Tamil HD Tamil SD version already availableStar Pravah Picture 25 December 2021 Marathi Movies SD HDStar Vijay Super HD Tamil HD SD version already availableAsianet Movies HD Malayalam SD version already availableStar Kirano 24 January 2022 Odia General Entertainment SD HDDefunct former channels Edit Channel Language Category SD HD availability NotesStar One Hindi General Entertainment SD Replaced by Life OKLife OK SD HD Replaced by Star BharatMovies OK Movies SD Replaced by Star Gold 2Star Movies Action EnglishFX General Entertainment SD HDFox Crime Hindi English Infotainment SDStar CJ Alive Shopping Sold to HomeShop18 in 2017Star Sports 4 English Tamil Sports SD HD Rebranded as Star Sports 1 TamilStar News Hindi News SD Rebranded as ABP NewsStar Majha Marathi Rebranded as ABP MajhaStar Ananda Bengali Rebranded as ABP AnandaChannel V Hindi Music SD Rebranded as Star Sports 3National Geographic English Hindi Tamil Telugu Documentary SD HD Transferred to Disney IndiaNat Geo WildNat Geo People English LifestyleNat Geo Adventure Replaced with Nat Geo PeopleNat Geo Music MusicNat Geo Tamil Tamil Documentary SDNat Geo Telugu TeluguNovi Digital Entertainment Disney Hotstar EditIn January 2015 Star India launched Hotstar a mobile and online entertainment OTT platform owned by its affiliate Novi Digital Entertainment The platform features content in 9 Indian languages and broadcasts sporting events 47 In January 2019 Star India shut down its linear TV services in South America United States North America and Canada and shifted all services to Hotstar USA 36 In April 2020 the service merged with Disney in India forming Disney Hotstar Hotstar operates independently and coexists with Disney in Canada Singapore UK and US citation needed On 31 August 2021 Disney announced that it will phase out Hotstar in the US and move all contents into Hulu and ESPN It expects that the service will be shut down in the US by late 2022 48 National Sports Network in India EditThe STAR sports group planned to build a national sports network in India The plan included broadcasting in Indian languages ESPN was renamed Star Sports 4 Star Cricket was renamed Star Sports 3 Star Sports was renamed to Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 2 kept its name Star Sports Telugu Star Cricket HD and ESPN HD renamed to Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD2 respectively Star Sports 3 would be predominantly a Hindi only channel STAR planned to start with cricket field hockey and football soccer initially Domestic cricket of India like Deodhar Trophy and Ranji Trophy are considered Besides this two non professional leagues like the University Cricket and University Field Hockey were also planned to be launched by STAR In football Barclays Premier League is also considered for regional broadcasting by STAR 49 Reception EditKyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki Kasautii Zindagii Kay Kaun Banega Crorepati aired on Star Plus during 2000s made the channel the market leader in India becoming the flagship channel of Star India 50 51 Disney Hotstar a subsidiary of Star India censored the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver s A commentators episode on Narendra Modi where John Oliver discusses Prime Minister Modi and his Hindu Nationalism as a growing threat to democracy in India 52 53 54 See also EditStar TV Asian TV networks Star China Media Fox Networks GroupNotes Edit Originally broadcast from Hong Kong then split into two channels geographically on 31 March 1996 The Indian feed continued the Star Plus name References Edit K J Shashidhar 14 December 2017 Disney s 52 4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox includes Star India too MediaNama www medianama com Retrieved 8 March 2018 Iyengar Rishi 9 July 2018 Disney s next 700 million viewers might be in India CNN Money Retrieved 17 April 2019 Disney Acquires Star India Tata Sky Stake Via Fox Deal BloombergQuint 14 December 2017 Retrieved 8 March 2018 Bansal Shuchi 27 June 2018 What makes star a sought after business in India Live Mint Retrieved 17 April 2019 a b Chang Yu li 2006 Evolution of STAR TV in India and China PDF globalmediajournal com Archived from the original PDF on 25 January 2021 Retrieved 1 September 2021 Singh Suhani 11 August 2017 Entertainment Inc The story of Zee one of India s first Hindi satelite sic channels India Today Retrieved 12 March 2018 Palmer Rhonda 26 July 1993 Murdoch catches rising Star Variety Archived from the original on 25 October 2012 Retrieved 1 September 2021 Shenon Philip 23 August 1993 The Media Business Star TV Extends Murdoch s Reach The New York Times Retrieved 1 September 2021 Monbiot George 22 April 2008 George Monbiot The most potent weapon wielded by the empires of Murdoch and China The Guardian Retrieved 24 July 2017 Hirani Ayushi 30 November 2017 Channel V A walk down memory lane www indiantelevision com Retrieved 12 March 2018 Ghosh Devarsi 24 November 2017 Channel V bids goodbye once and for all leaving behind its madcap mascots Scroll in Retrieved 12 March 2018 Chu Karen 16 April 2014 Fox s Star Chinese Movies Launches Asian Film Slate The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved 12 March 2018 a b Kohli Khandekar Vanita 1 July 2013 The race to become ABP News Business Standard Retrieved 12 March 2018 Vijay TV scripts a turnaround tale www indiantelevision com 30 April 2005 Retrieved 12 March 2018 Star One channel to target urban audiences The Economic Times 27 October 2004 Retrieved 2 September 2021 After Star Jalsha Star India all set to launch Star Pravah HD on May Day www indiantelevision com 29 April 2016 Retrieved 12 March 2018 Star Jalsha goes in brand refresh with new diamond star identity www bestmediaifo com 18 June 2012 Retrieved 12 March 2018 a b Star buys majority in Asianet forms JV with Rajeev Chandrasekhar Reuters India 17 November 2008 Retrieved 14 October 2018 STAR CJ Network launches STAR CJ Alive Campaign India 29 July 2010 Retrieved 14 October 2018 Ramnath Nandini 2 December 2012 Fox Star aims to be among the top three studios in India Live Mint Retrieved 14 October 2018 Star India wins audio visual production rights for IPL BCCI domestic season Live Mint 19 February 2018 Retrieved 13 March 2018 Rebranding was a part of ESPN s evolution in India RC Venkateish www exchange4media com 8 September 2009 Retrieved 13 March 2018 STAR India rebrands sheds ESPN branding www afaqs com 6 November 2013 Retrieved 13 March 2018 Gollapudi Nagraj 21 February 2018 Indian cricket media rights set to be e auctioned on March 27 ESPNcricinfo Retrieved 13 March 2018 Star Sports bags IPL media rights in blockbuster deal but at what cost The Indian Express 5 September 2017 Retrieved 13 March 2018 Dina Arzoo 11 February 2015 With Hotstar Star India aims to change the way content is consumed in India Live Mint Retrieved 3 November 2018 STAR India acquires MAA TV s broadcast business for Rs 2 5k cr Business Standard India 12 February 2015 Retrieved 3 November 2018 Star Plus announces launch of Ted Talks India Nayi Soch on December 10 www bestmediaifo com 20 November 2017 Retrieved 3 November 2018 Star Plus launches DontKillIdeas with TED Talks India Nayi Soch www exchange4media com 20 November 2017 Retrieved 3 November 2018 Life OK to be rechristened Star Bharat on August 28 www bestmediaifo com 21 August 2017 Retrieved 3 November 2018 Laghate Gaurav 5 September 2017 Rs 54 5 crore per match is not insane look at it in right context Star India CEO Uday Shankar The Economic Times Retrieved 3 November 2018 Faber David December 5 2017 Disney and Fox are closing in on deal could be announced next week Sources CNBC Archived from the original on December 5 2017 Retrieved December 5 2017 Clarke Stewart December 13 2018 Disney Sets Out International Leadership Team Post Fox Deal Variety Retrieved December 14 2018 Zee World Star Life to expand footprints in Africa amid growing popularity The Financial Express 4 October 2018 Retrieved 2 September 2021 Baddhan Raj 20 August 2018 Star TV to launch lifestyle HD channel in Africa Star Life www bizasialive com Retrieved 2 September 2021 a b Baddhan Raj 5 December 2018 Star TV to shutdown television operations in USA www bizasialive com Retrieved 2 September 2021 Disney Renaming Star Channels In The Netherlands www whatsondisneyplus com 30 December 2020 Retrieved 2 September 2021 Star channels rebrand rxtvinfo com 15 January 2021 Retrieved 2 September 2021 Delhi BestMediaInfo Bureau October 16 2021 Breaking News Disney Star India exits English general entertainment Star World Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD to go off air by November 30 www bestmediaifo com Retrieved 16 October 2021 CS1 maint numeric names authors list link Krishnamurthy Gokul 13 August 2011 Star CJ looks to coming alive this festival season The Hindu Business Line Retrieved 10 November 2016 Sheikh Aminah Sanjai P R 13 December 2012 Star may be close to home shopping channel exit Live Mint Retrieved 10 November 2016 Sinha Ashish 11 April 2013 News Corp entity plans to exit Star CJ run into FIPB hurdle The Financial Express Archived from the original on 7 November 2015 Retrieved 10 November 2016 Star buys 74 stake in Pro Kabaddi www sportskeeda com 27 April 2015 Retrieved 2 September 2021 Disney Star India rejigs its Channel bouquet to rebrand and add new Channels while Bindass and Star World to go off air MediaNews4U 16 October 2021 Retrieved 17 October 2021 Disney Star India pulls 13 SD and 20 HD channels from bouquets www indiantelevision com 16 October 2021 Retrieved 17 October 2021 NTO 2 0 Star India pulls driver GEC sports channels out of bouquet Exchange4media Indian Advertising Media amp Marketing News exchange4media Retrieved 17 October 2021 Malvania Urvi 21 March 2015 10 million users in 40 days Hotstar takes digital media world by storm Business Standard India Retrieved 21 March 2019 Hayes Dade 31 August 2021 Disney Shifts Hotstar Programming To ESPN And Hulu Stand Alone Hotstar U S Service To Sunset In 2022 Deadline Hollywood Retrieved 2 September 2021 Choudhary Vidhi 25 April 2013 Star plans to build national sports network in India Live Mint Retrieved 10 November 2016 Bhushan Nyay 4 November 2008 Court ends run of India s top soap The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved 2 September 2021 Sinha Ashish 20 January 2013 Sony does a Star Plus Business Standard India Retrieved 2 September 2021 Sanjai P R 25 February 2020 Disney India Blocks John Oliver Show Critical of Narendra Modi BloombergQuint Retrieved 26 February 2020 Hotstar blocks John Oliver s Last Week Tonight episode criticising Narendra Modi The Hindu 26 February 2020 ISSN 0971 751X Retrieved 26 February 2020 Disney India blocks John Oliver s show critical of Narendra Modi The Indian Express 26 February 2020 Retrieved 26 February 2020 Further reading Edit Star India Netflix Part of Global Coalition Fighting Online Piracy India West 4 July 2017 Retrieved 24 July 2017 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Star India Official website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Star India amp oldid 1053116693 On air channels, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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