||This article may be confusing or unclear to readers. (May 2012)|
|Launched||February 1998 (as STAR News)
1 June 2012 (as ABP News)
|Owned by||ABP Group|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080p through Star Plus during news updates)
|Broadcast area||India and International|
|Formerly called||STAR News|
|Sister channel(s)||ABP Ananda
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 454|
|Reliance Digital TV (India)||Channel 2760|
|Dish TV (India)||Channel 569|
|Sun Direct (India)||Channel 133|
|Airtel digital TV (India)||Channel 250|
|One B (New Zealand)||Channel ???|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)||Channel 811|
|DirecTV (US)||Channel 2002|
|Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|Videocon d2h (India)||Channel 301|
|Rogers Cable (Canada)||Channel 839|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 152 (Digital)|
|Comcast (US)||Channel 341|
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Channel 242|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 152 (Digital)|
|now TV (Hong Kong)||Channel 795|
|World On Demand (Japan)||Channel 114|
STAR News was launched in February 1998. From 2003 STAR News became a complete Hindi News Channel. It was the first bilingual (English - Hindi) news service and was initially run by STAR on its own with NDTV doing the production till 2003. But when the agreement with the NDTV expired in 2003, STAR News was transformed into a complete Hindi News Channel, part of STAR and ABP tie up.
On 16 April 2012, Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) Group announced that they would part ways, allowing the Rupert Murdoch-controlled company to retreat from the news business in India to focus on entertainment. With the divorce, the eight-year affiliation with the 'Star' brand came to an end. Media Content and Communications (MCCS), the company that owned and operated the news channels, said that after the split, Hindi news channel Star News would be named ABP News, Bengali news channel Star Ananda would become ABP Ananda and the Marathi news channel Star Majha would be called ABP Majha. A Punjabi language version of the channel called ABP Sanjha is expected to launch soon.
Logo of Star News until 31 May 2012.
- "ABP group confirms STAR deal". economictimes.indiatimes.com.
- "indiantelevision.com - Star, ABP announce divorce". indiantelevision.com.
- "Star News to be known as ABP News from tomorrow". business-standard.com.
- "Star News to be known as ABP News from tomorrow". thehindubusinessline.com.