Star Sports Network

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Star Sports
Type Television Network
Country India
First air date
1 January 1994
Availability Asia
Founded 1 January 1994 (as ESPN STAR Sports)
2013 (as Star Sports Network)
Slogan Believe
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Parent 21st Century Fox
(STAR TV and Fox Networks Group Asia)
Key people
Peter Matthew Hutton
Launch date
1 January 1994
Official website
Official website

Star Sports Network (previously known as ESPN Star Sports) is an Indian sports broadcasting network, owned by 21st Century Fox through its subsidiaries Star TV and Fox Networks Group. It was formed as ESPN Star Sports, a joint venture between ESPN Inc. and News Corporation in 1994. News Corporation acquired Disney's stake in the company in 2012 and Manu Sawhney was replaced by Peter Hutton as CEO.[1]

It operates 25 television networks and 3 sports networks throughout Asia, broadcasting in 5 languages (English, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean and Mandarin). It has also launched sports channels in Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages after getting licenses from the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[2]The networks airs various local and international sporting events.


ESPN Star Sports was the official broadcaster of the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final.[3][4][5]

List of channels[edit]

Operating channels[edit]

Channel Replace Available in
Star Sports 1 Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Star Sports 2 Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Star Sports China China
Star Cricket Star Sports 3 in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal. Papua New Guinea and Philippines.
Star Sports Select 1 India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Star Sports Select 2 India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Defunct channels[edit]

Channel Discontinued in Replaced by
ESPN Asia Southeast Asia Fox Sports
ESPNews Asia Fox Sports News
ESPNews India Fox Sports News India
STAR Cricket Extra
Star Sports 3 Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal.
Star Sports 4 Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Star Sports Fox Sports 2
Star Sports Korea South Korea JTBC Fox Sports

OTT platforms[edit]

  • Hotstar (available in India, US and Canada)
  • ESPN Player (formerly available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia. Replaced by Fox Sports Play)
  • Mobile ESPN (replaced by Fox Sports Mobile)

See also[edit]


External links[edit]