TPS Star was a French general entertainment channel broadcasting movies, sports and sitcoms. It started broadcasting in 1996 as the flagship general channel of the newly launched TPS satellite platform, competing with Canal+ of the CanalSat platform. It started broadcasting in the TNTdigital terrestrial television platform on 3 November 2005 as a pay channel with certain slots broadcast free-to-air. After the merger between TPS and CanalSat in 2007, it also became available on CanalSat. The channel has shut down on April 4, 2012.