StarPlus

Indian television channel

StarPlus is an Indian pay television channel owned by Star India. The network's programming includes family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented reality shows, shows on crime and television films. It is also distributed internationally by Fox Networks Group, subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

StarPlus
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia
SloganRishta wahi, baat nayi
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Programming
Language(s)Hindi
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerStar India
(Fox Networks Group, distributor outside of India)
Sister channelsStar Bharat
Star Utsav
Star Utsav Movies
Star Gold
Star Gold Select
Movies OK
Star Movies
Star Movies Select
Star World
Star World Premiere
Star Jalsha
Star Jalsha Movies
Star Pravah
Star Maa
Star Maa Movies
Star Maa Gold
Star Maa Music
Star Suvarna
Star Suvarna Plus
Star Vijay
Star Vijay Super
Asianet
Asianet Plus
Asianet Movies
Nat Geo
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo People
Nat Geo Music
Fox Life
Baby TV
Star Sports
History
Launched21 February 1992; 29 years ago (1992-02-21)
ReplacedStar TV
Closed5 January 2019 (2019-01-05) (USA)
Links
WebsiteStarPlus on Hotstar
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionAdd channels according to each state in India
Cable
CableAmerica (USA)Channel 471
Cincinnati Bell (USA)Channel 722
Cogeco Cable (Canada)Channel 531 (via ATN)
Cox Cable (USA)Channel 275
EnTouch (USA)Channel 520
GVTC Cable (USA)Channel 799
DEN NetworksChannel 101
HathwayChannel 1
Asianet Digital TVChannel 501 (SD)
Channel 848 (HD)
OpenBand (USA)Channel 783
Satellite
Videocon D2HChannel 101 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
DSTV (Africa)channel 453
Dish TVChannel 113 (SD)
Channel 112 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 201 (SD)
Channel 903 (HD)
StarSat TV (South Africa)Channel 552
Bell Satellite TV (Canada)Channel 702
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 105
DirecTV (USA)Channel 2001
Dish Network (USA)Channel 696 (SD/HD)
CanalSat Maurice (Mauritius)Channel 148
IPTV
AT&T U-verse (USA)Channel 3706
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 811
Optik TV (Canada)Channel 520
Verizon FiOS (USA)Channel 1751
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 656
My.T (Mauritius)Channel 34
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 88
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 794

HistoryEdit

It was first launched on 21 February 1992. It was an English-language television channel showing international TV shows from the U.S., the UK and Australia, with Zee TV being the Hindi-language counterpart.[1] After Star ended its relationship with Zee TV, Star Plus was turned into a Hindi-language channel. Star World became the network's English-language counterpart channel.

In 2000, the company's CEO Sameer Nair and programming chief Tarun Katial introduced a number of new shows. It helped to solidify the channel's position as the leader in the Hindi-language television broadcasting area.[2]

ProgrammingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Flegg, Michael (10 September 2001). "India's Star TV Leaps to Top Spot Due to Game Shows, Soap Operas". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 19 September 2001.
  2. "History Star Plus Global". Star Plus Global. Retrieved 6 July 2015.