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For Star Plus in the UK and Ireland, see Star Plus (UK and Ireland).
Star Plus
Star Plus
Launched 21 February 1992 (as Star TV)
17 April 1996 (as Star Plus)
Network STAR India
Owned by 21st Century Fox
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Rishta Wahi, Soch Nayi(Same Relationship, New Way Of Thinking)
Country India
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Replaced Star English
Sister channel(s) STAR World
STAR Gold
STAR Movies
STAR Utsav
STAR Jalsha
STAR Pravah
STAR Vijay
Suvarna TV
STAR Cricket
STAR Sports
Life OK
Movies OK
Channel [v]
Asianet
Fox Movies Premium
Fox Traveller
Fox Sports
STAR Sports 2
Jalsha Movies
Website starplus.in
Availability
Satellite
[StarSat TV [Previously named TopTV]] (South Africa) Channel 165[1]
Bell Satellite TV (Canada) Channel 702 (via ATN)[3]
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 24[4]
DirecTV (USA) Channel 2001[5]
Dish Network (USA) Channel 696 (SD) / Channel 9661 (HD) [6]
Dish TV (India) Channel 108[7]
Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar) Channel 40[8]
Parabole Réunion (Réunion) Channel 40[9]
Pehla (Middle East) Channel 31[10]
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 206 (SD)[11]
Channel 223 (HD)[11]
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 784 (SD/HD)[12]
Channel 854 (SD)[12]
SKY TV (New Zealand) Channel 315[13]
Sun Direct (India) Channel 306[14]
Tata Sky (India) Channel 105 (SD)[15]
Channel 106 (HD)[15]
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 101 (SD)[16]
Channel 125 (HD)[16]
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 101 (SD)[17]
Channel 905 (HD)[17]
Vision Asia (Australia & New Zealand) Channel 5[18]
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel TBA
Cable
CableAmerica (USA) Channel 471
Cincinnati Bell (USA) Channel 622
Cogeco Cable (Canada) Channel 531 (via ATN)[19]
Cox Cable (USA) Channel 275[20]
EnTouch (USA) Channel 520
GVTC Cable (USA) Channel 799
DEN Networks (India) Channel 101
Hathway (India) Channel 1[21]
OpenBand (USA) Channel 783
RCN (USA) Channel 481[22]
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 831 (via ATN)[23]
San Bruno Cable (USA) Channel 233
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 530 (via ATN)[24]
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 141 (Digital)
StarHub (Singapore) Channel 126[25]
Time Warner Cable (USA) Channel 565[26]
Virgin TV (UK) Channel 803[27]
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 5 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 246 (Digital)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 3706[2]
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 811 (via ATN)[28]
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 520 (via ATN)[29]
Verizon FiOS (USA) Channel 1751[30]
Mio TV (Singapore)

Channel 656

Myt tv watch/ MyT tv channels
MyT Watch (Mauritius) Channel 93
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 81

Star Plus is a Hindi language general entertainment television channel based in India. Star Plus channel is part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. 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 21st Century Fox.

History[edit]

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.[31] 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.

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.[32][unreliable source?]

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 both the United Kingdom and Ireland by the end of 2011,[33] but it was delayed until 5 July 2012.[34]

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

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  31. ^ 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. 
  32. ^ "Talent Hunt". The Day After. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009. [dead link]
  33. ^ Star Plus UK to launch HD Channel – http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2011/02/exclusive_star_5.php
  34. ^ Star Plus HD UK Date Confirmed – http://www.media247.co.uk/bizasia/star-plus-hd-to-launch-in-july-in-uk

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