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|Launched||21 February 1992 (as Star TV)
17 April 1996 (as Star Plus)
|Owned by||News Corporation|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3),
|Slogan||Rishta Wahi, Soch Nayi (Same Relationship, New Way Of Thinking)|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Replaced||Zee TV (1992–1995)|
|Sister channel(s)||STAR World
Fox Movies Premium
|Airtel digital TV (India)||Channel 101 (SD)
Channel 125 (HD)
|Bell Satellite TV (Canada)||Channel 702 (via ATN)|
|Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 24|
|DirecTV (USA)||Channel 2001|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 696|
|Dish TV (India)||Channel 108|
|Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar)||Channel 40|
|Parabole Réunion (Réunion)||Channel 40|
|Pehla (Middle East)||Channel 31|
|Reliance Digital TV (India)||Channel 206 (SD)
Channel 223 (HD)
|Sky (UK & Republic of Ireland)||Channel 784 (SD/HD)
Channel 854 (SD)
|SKY TV (New Zealand)||Channel 315|
|Sun Direct (India)||Channel 306|
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 104 (HD)
|TopTV (South Africa)||Channel 370|
|Videocon d2h (India)||Channel 101 (SD)
Channel 905 (HD)
|Vision Asia (Australia & New Zealand)||Channel 5|
|Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|CableAmerica (USA)||Channel 471|
|Cincinnati Bell (USA)||Channel 622|
|Cogeco Cable (Canada)||Channel 531 (via ATN)|
|Cox Cable (USA)||Channel 275|
|EnTouch (USA)||Channel 520|
|GVTC Cable (USA)||Channel 799|
|Hathway (India)||Channel 1|
|OpenBand (USA)||Channel 783|
|RCN (USA)||Channel 481|
|Rogers Cable (Canada)||Channel 831 (via ATN)|
|San Bruno Cable (USA)||Channel 233|
|Shaw Cable (Canada)||Channel 530 (via ATN)|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 141 (Digital)|
|StarHub (Singapore)||Channel 126|
|Time Warner Cable (USA)||Channel 565|
|Virgin TV (UK)||Channel 803|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 5 (Digital)|
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Coming Soon|
|AT&T U-verse (USA)||Channel 3706|
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)||Channel 811 (via ATN)|
|Optik TV (Canada)||Channel 520 (via ATN)|
|Verizon FiOS (USA)||Channel 1751|
|Mio TV(Singapore)||Channel 656|
Star Plus is a Hindi-language general entertainment television channel based in India. Star Plus channel is part of News Corporation's STAR India network's bouquet of channels. Staying true to its renewed avatar, Star Plus' programming comprises a variety of shows that appeal to a wide and varied audience base. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, reality shows, shows on crime and telefilms. The channel is also distributed worldwide by Fox International Channels, subsidiary of News Corporation.
When it was first launched on 21 February 1992, Star Plus was an English-language television channel showing international content from the U.S., the UK and Australia, with Zee TV being the Hindi-language channel. However, after STAR (subsequently acquired by News Corporation) ended its relationship with Zee TV, Star Plus was transformed into a Hindi-language channel, with STAR World becoming the network's English-language channel. But competitors like Zee TV and Sony Entertainment Television were in the lead, and Star Plus struggled to survive with shows like Kora Kagaz and Saans. Star Plus found tremendous success in 2000 with the telecast of Kaun Banega Crorepati which gained mass popularity and established Star Plus as the highest rated entertainment channel in India.
In 2000, the company's CEO Sameer Nair and programming chief Tarun Katial introduced a number of new shows, which helped to solidify the channel's position as the leader in the Hindi general entertainment space.
On 1 July 2001,Star Plus revealed It's first logo,a rectangular box colored navy blue and white,consisting a star in a square and Star Plus written in the rest of the rectangle. A voice says "yeh hai star plus".The color is a key component of the channel. Star Plus ended showcasing this logo on 13 June 2010.
On 13 June 2010, following the STAR Parivaar Awards, Star Plus revealed it's second logo,a ruby and white coloured star and Star Plus is written under the star.A voice says"rishta wahi,soch nayi".The color is a key component of the channel.
Star Plus HD, along with Star Gold HD, Star Movies HD and Star World HD, was launched on 15 April 2011. Star Plus HD carries the same schedule as the SD feed, but with different commercials. Star Plus HD was set to launch in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland by the end of 2011, but it was delayed until 5 July 2012.
Star Plus on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 
Star Plus launched the Star Plus iOS app for Indian Market only for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad, becoming India’s first general entertainment channel to make an entry into the mobile device space. This initiative will make entertainment content available on-the-go, allowing viewers to access their favorite shows on demand.
International Variation 
Star Plus has local versions showing a mix of local programming and standardized Star Plus programming.
For Star Plus in the United Kingdom, visit: Star Plus (United Kingdom & Ireland)
For Star Plus in the United States, visit: startv.com
Longest Running Shows 
|Rank||Year||Show||Status||No. of Episodes|
|1||2000–2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Off-Air||1830|
|2||2000–2008||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii||Off-Air||1700|
|3||2002–2009||Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan||Off-Air||1450|
|4||2001–2008||Kasautii Zindagii Kay||Off-Air||1400|
|6||2008–present||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai||On-Air||1153 as of April 22nd, 2013|
Awards and Events 
|Last Held||Award||First Time Held||Notes|
|2011||Airtel Super Star Awards||2011||It is an Award ceremony presented annually by Airtel in association with Channel to honour personalities from the field of entertainment across movies.|
|2012||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||2011||It is an Award ceremony to honour personalities from the field of entertainment across movies, music, television, sports, theatre and dance.|
|2011||BIG Star IMA Awards||2011||It is an annual awards ceremony given by the Channel to Music Choice Awards.|
|2012||BIG Star Young Entertainers Award||2012||It is an Award ceremony to honour the new talent from the field of entertainment across movies, music, television, sports, theatre and dance.|
|2011||BIG Television Awards||2011||An Award ceremony to honour personalities from the field of entertainment across television where for the first time the characteristic traits of a person are awarded.|
|2012||Global Indian Music Academy Awards||2010||An Award Ceremony held to award artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Music.|
|2012||Indian Television Academy Awards||2001||An Award Ceremony held by Indian Television Academy to award artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Indian television.|
|2012||International Indian Film Academy Awards||2000||Known as IIFA is an award ceremony to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry.|
|2012||STAR Parivaar Awards||2003||An Award Ceremony awarding the most popular characters on Star Plus.|
|2011||Star Screen Awards||1994||An Award Ceremony awarding the Best in Bollywood.|
|2012||Star Parivaar Khusiyo Ka Tyohaar||2012||The Male members of the Channel Shows Celebrating in Honour of Mary Kom who made nation feel proud.|
|2012||Star Parivaar Ka Tyohaar||2012||The Event brings together the various characters of the Parivaar under one umbrella to celebrate the family, and incorporate various elements around a Tyohaar/festival.|
|2012||Star Dandiya Dhoom Machi Dhoom||2012||The Event organised by the channel to celebrate Navrati with Guest Falguni Pathak and Star Parivaar.|
|2012||Star Diwali Har Chahre Par Muskaan||2012||The Grand Event where STAR Parivaar members exchanged gifts, love and aashirvaad and have lots of fun and masti celebrating Diwali.|
|2011||Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas||2011||The Event organised by the channel to celebrate Diwali in its true spirit with all its grandeur, tradition & fun!|
|2010||Star Azaadi Live||2012||The Event that is dedicated to celebrate Independence Day by the Popular Actors of Indian television.|
|2010||Star Diwali Dilon Ki||2010||The Event that brings the Star families together and celebrate Diwali leaving behind all worries.|
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