STAR Sports

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STAR Sports
STAR Sports logo.png
Launched (1993-08-21) 21 August 1993 (age 20)
Network STAR TV
Owned by 21st Century Fox (through STAR TV and Fox International Channels)
Country Hong Kong
Language English
Chinese
Broadcast area Hong Kong
Headquarters 13/F One Harbourfront, 18 Tak Fung Street, Hunghom, Kowloon City District, Kowloon, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
Formerly called Prime Sports
(21 August 1991–21 August 1993)
Replaced Prime Sports
(21 August 1991–21 August 1993)
Sister channel(s) STAR Cricket, Fox Sports Asia and Fox Sports News Asia
Website www.starsports.com
Availability
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 813
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 66
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 9
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 50
Dream Satellite TV (Philippines) Channel 35
SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 506
TelkomVision (Indonesia) Channel 301
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 303
Tata Sky (India) Channel 401 (STAR Sports 1)
Channel 403 (STAR Sports 2)
Channel 404 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 405 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 413 (STAR Sports HD1)
Channel 414 (STAR Sports HD2)
Dish TV (India) Channel 659 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 661 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 662 (STAR Sports 1)
MRTV (Myanmar) Channel 5
Macau CATV (Macau) Channel 31
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 401 (STAR Sports 1)
Channel 407 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 409 (STAR Sports 4)
D-Sky (Taiwan) Channel 11
Reliance Digital TV Channel 504 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 506 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 512 (STAR Sports HD1)
UCS (Bangladesh) Channel 30
Big TV (India) Channel 504 (STAR Sports 1)
Channel ??? (STAR Sports Indonesia)
SITI Digital Network (India) Channel ???
Sun Direct TV (India) Channel 504 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 507 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 974 (STAR Sports HD2)
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 220 (STAR Sports 1)
Channel 222 (STAR Sports 2)
Channel 224 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 226 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 227 (STAR Sports HD2)
OkeVision (Indonesia) Channel 72
VTC Digital (Vietnam) Channel 50
K+ (Vietnam) Channel 44
Top TV (Indonesia) Channel 303
CBTV Sat (China) Channel 305 (STAR Sports 2 China)
Channel 503 (STAR Sports)
Skynindo (Indonesia) Channel 29
G Sat (Philippines) Channel 127
One TV (Cambodia) Channel 30
Cable
Teledasun (LBN) (Sri Lanka) Channel ???
Vietnam Cable Television (VCTV) (Vietnam) Channel 41
Hanoi Cable Television (HCaTV) (Vietnam) Channel ???
Ho Chi Minh Cable Television (HTVC) (Vietnam) Channel 25/68
SCTV (Vietnam) Channel 54
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 32 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 32
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 53
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 45
Jogja Medianet (Indonesia) Channel 9
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 158
Southern Networks (Pakistan) Channel 34
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 236 (STAR Cricket)
Hathway Digital Cable (India) Channel 151 (STAR Sports 4)
Channel 152 (STAR Sports 1)
Channel 153 (STAR Sports 3)
Channel 165 (STAR Sports 2)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 671
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 115 (STAR Sports)
Channel 123 (STAR Cricket HD)
Channel 124 (STAR Cricket Extra)
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 6
Streaming media
M2V Mobile TV (Indonesia) Channel 0018

STAR Sports is a cable network for showing sports-programmes, owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels.

It is available in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other Asian territories.

The network is the official Asian station for the Barclays Premier League.

Between 1991 and 1993, the channel was known as Prime Sports.

On 1 January 2008, the logo was changed at midnight. The new logo's design is similar to those of STAR World (until 2010 with exception of India) and STAR Movies (until 2011 in selected Asian countries which were to be rebranded to FOX Movies Premium).

The network is highly criticized in India for telecasting too much cricket content and neglecting other sports that happen around the world. Various petitions have been filed against the network for its irresponsible programming.

STAR Sports India re-branded and unified its channels with a brand new logo which came into effect from 5 November 2013 midnight onwards. By effect of that rebranding exercise STAR Sports became STAR Sports 1, STAR Cricket to STAR Sports 3, ESPN India to STAR Sports 4, STAR Cricket HD to STAR Sports HD1, and ESPN HD to STAR Sports HD2.[1]

Operating Channels

  • STAR Sports 1
  • STAR Sports 2
  • STAR Sports 3 (formerly STAR Cricket)
  • STAR Sports 4 (formerly ESPN India)
  • STAR Sports HD1 (formerly STAR Cricket HD)
  • STAR Sports HD2 (formerly ESPN HD)
  • STAR Sports Southeast Asia
  • STAR Sports Singapore & Indonesia-Other
  • STAR Sports Thailand & Vietnam
  • STAR Sports Malaysia
  • STAR Sports Indonesia
  • STAR Sports China
  • STAR Sports 2 (China)
  • STAR Sports Hong Kong
  • STAR Sports Taiwan
  • STAR Cricket Extra

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See also