Star Sports Network
First air date
|1 January 1994|
1 January 1994 (as ESPN STAR Sports)|
2013 (as Star Sports Network)
21st Century Fox |
(STAR TV and Fox Networks Group Asia)
|Peter Matthew Hutton|
|1 January 1994|
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.
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.The networks airs various local and international sporting events.
List of channels
|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|
|Channel||Discontinued in||Replaced by|
|ESPN Asia||Southeast Asia||Fox Sports|
|ESPNews Asia||—||Fox Sports News|
|ESPNews India||—||Fox Sports News India|
|MBC ESPN||—||MBC Sports+|
|SBS ESPN||—||SBS Sports|
|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|
- 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)
- ESPN International
- ESPN Asia
- ESPN Philippines
- STAR Sports
- STAR Cricket
- ESPN STAR Sports Media Guide
- "News Corp to buy out ESPN from ESS, Sawhney to leave". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 6 June 2012.
- Star gets MIB nod to launch regional sports channels
- "TV viewership at all-time high during climactic final". Business Standard. 4 April 2011.
- "World Cup win shatters all records as 67.6mn tune in". Hindustan Times. 3 April 2011. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011.
- "CWC final 2011: World Cup final viewership broke records, 67.6 million watched it". Economics Times. 3 April 2011. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012.