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STAR World
STAR World 2013.png
STAR World logo used in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia
Launched 15 December 1991 (as Star Plus)
31 March 1996 (as STAR World)
Owned by STAR TV
Fox International Channels
Picture format 576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan It's Trending. I Like It!
Country Hong Kong
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Hong Kong
Mumbai
Formerly called Star Plus
(15 December 1991–31 March 1996)
Sister channel(s)
Website starworldasia.tv
Availability
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 711 (SD)
Channel 722 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 28
Dream Satellite TV
(Philippines)
Channel 16
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 64 (SD)
Channel 111 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 457 (SD)
Channel 39 (HD)
TelkomVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 803
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 156
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 201 (SD)
Channel 202 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV
(India)
Channel 253
Sun Direct
(India)
Channel 82
Airtel digital TV
(India)
Channel 136 (SD)
Channel 150 (HD)
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 301
DishHD
(Taiwan)
Channel 6254 (HD)
VTC Digital
(Vietnam)
Channel 16 (HD)
OkeVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 22
OrangeTV
(Indonesia)
Channel 600
Top TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 156
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 653
G Sat
(Philippines)
Channel 36 (HD)
Yes TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 444
CTH
(Thailand)
Channel 61 (SD)
Channel 40 (HD)
GMMZ
(Thailand)
Channel 387 (SD)
Channel 425 (HD)
Cable
Cable Star Iloilo
(Philippines)
Channel 31
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 28 (SD)
Channel 128 (HD)
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 48 (SD)
Channel 172 (HD)
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 47
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 501 (SD)
Channel 555 (HD)
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 35
Channel 327 (HD)
Macau Cable TV
(Macau)
Channel 63
Hathway
(India)
Channel 50 (SD)
Channel 377 (HD)
UCS
(Bangladesh)
Channel 32
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 37
MediaNet
(Maldives)
Channel 520 (SD)
Channel 801 (HD)
WorldCall Cable TV
(Pakistan)
Channel 64
Vietnam Cable TV
(Hanoi, Vietnam)
Channel 58
Saigontourist Cable TV
(Saigon, Vietnam)
Channel 65
Jogja Medianet
(Indonesia)
Channel 6
Southern Networks
(Pakistan)
Channel 47
HTVC
(Vietnam)
Channel 51
IPTV
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 528
Groovia TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 61
PTCL Smart TV
(Pakistan)
Channel 85
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 301 (HD)
TOT iptv
(Thailand)
Channel 306 (HD)
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel no 77
Streaming media
M2V Mobile TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 10

STAR World (stylized as StarWorld) is a 24-hour Asian English language cable and satellite television channel owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, two fully owned subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox. It is the successor to Star Plus, which is now one of its sister channels. The channel mostly syndicates popular shows from the United States, the United Kingdom and sometimes Australia to appeal to the English-speaking local as well as expatriate population of South Asia, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.[1]

History[edit]

STAR World (15 December 1991-now)[edit]

STAR Plus (15 December 1991-31 March 1996)[edit]

STAR World was earlier named Star Plus. It was first launched on 15 December 1991, and is a 24-hour English-language television channel showcasing international content from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia with Zee TV being the Hindi satellite television channel and its India counterpart was Zee Telefilm and India was Zee TV. But after STAR TV ended its partnership with Zee Telefilm, STAR Plus started telecasting the 1991 British comedy television programme series Mr. Bean (from ITV) with English dubbing and Chinese subtitles while STAR News showed the delayed telecasts of English news programmes.

STAR World (31 March 1996-now)[edit]

STAR Plus stopped transmissions on 31 March 1996 at midnight. At the same time, STAR TV rebranded as a 24-hour Hindi general entertainment satellite television channel, and it was split into 2-satellite television stations such:

  • STAR Plus is a Hindi general entertainment television channel.
  • STAR World is an English general entertainment television channel.

STAR World unveiled its new logo, a diamond star with the trademark swoosh in magenta and the name of the channel in a new font is set to be adopted universally on 1 January 2011 at 00:00 HKT/1600 UTC.

STAR World is the highest rated female-oriented channel in the Philippines. Some of the shows originate from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Operating channels[edit]

  • Although the channel shows the same programming, they mostly differ when it comes to showtimes.
    • STAR World Asia - (Broadcast times - HKT/SIN and WIB/BKK) simulcast with the Middle-east feed at 24:00 to 06:00 (HK/SIN)
    • STAR World India - (Broadcast times - IND) This has different content from the other feeds. This is the only feed managed by STAR TV and not by Fox International Channels.
    • STAR World Middle-East - (Broadcast times - KSA, UAEincluding Channel [V] programs.
    • STAR World Philippines - selected programs are not same as Asia feed including local commercials and few of the local programs a subsidiary of Fox International Channels Philippines.
    • STAR World Taiwan - (Broadcast times - NST) selected programs are not same as Asia feed including local commercials.
    • STAR World Vietnam - Same with Asia feed except for commercial feed.
    • STAR World HD Asia - Same with Asia feed except for the logo and commercial feed. * Available in selected territories only.
    • STAR World HD India - Same with India feed except for the logo and commercial feed it was launched on 15 April 2011. Only available in India and Sri Lanka.
    • STAR World HD Philippines - Same with Philippines feed except for the logo and commercial feed it was launched on 1 March 2012 a subsidiary of Fox International Channels Philippines
    • STAR World Premiere HD - A premium channel launched on 26 September 2013 in India offering the latest seasons of the biggest shows in American television.

Distribution[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

  • STAR World is available on local cable and Dish TV.

Bangladesh[edit]

  • STAR World is carried by most of nationwide cable operators.

Hong Kong[edit]

  • STAR World is exclusively available on now TV, starting 26 January 2005.

India[edit]

Main article: STAR World India

Indonesia[edit]

Macau[edit]

  • STAR World is available on Macau Cable TV.

Malaysia[edit]

  • STAR World is available in Malaysia on Astro.

Middle East[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

  • STAR World is available in Hitron Limited.

Philippines[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • STAR World is exclusively available on RTS.

Singapore[edit]

South Pacific[edit]

  • Star World is available throughout the South Pacific through Sky Pacific.

Sri Lanka[edit]

STAR World is available on the following pay TV platforms in Sri Lanka.

  • Dialog TV
  • LBN Cable TV
  • PEO TV

Taiwan[edit]

  • STAR World is currently available on most local cable.
  • STAR World HD Asia is available in DishHD.

UK And Iceland[edit]

Germany[edit]

Austria[edit]

Europe And Asia[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • STAR World is available in Ho Chi Minh City (through HTVC & SCTV), Ha Noi (through VTVCab), Can Tho (through TayDo Cable).

Station IDs[edit]

  • When the channel was re-launched for the 3rd time in 2005, the song that was played on their SIDs was "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.
  • On 11 December 2006, the song has been changed to "Come Rain Come Shine" by Tata Young.
  • On 15 June 2007, the song has been changed to "Love Today" by Mika.
  • On 16 January 2008, the channel was re-launched with its new look. The song has changed to "Mercy" by Duffy.
  • On October 2008, STAR World Middle East feed was first to re-launched with its new look including the logo and station ID. However on 3 November 2008, India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines feeds received the new logo and station ID which the Middle East feed was already using.[2]
  • Each Station ID has 4 different feeds like Asia, India, Middle East and the Philippines.[3][4][5][6][7]
  • On November 11, 2010 the channel again on its new look with the Diamond Star (with the trademark swoosh in magenta) under the channel name, the graphics including the website, simultaneously launched both South East Asia (both SD and HD feeds) and The Philippine channel feeds receptively. The Middle East channel officially launched last December 1, 2010. Star World India still uses the older Star World Logo as of April 2012.
  • Some Channel V International (mostly airs V Tunes in different music genre) music program block previously air in STAR World Philippines channel feed (except in Middle East which is currently on-air) is now removed and all V Tunes music block are now moved to Channel V Philippines while V Special are the only Channel V music block remains on-air, during special time only.

Programming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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