Star Vijay

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Star Vijay
Launched November 24, 1994
Owned by Star India
(Fox Networks Group, distributor outside of India)
Picture format 576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Slogan எதிலும் புதுமை தமிழன் பெருமை
Edhilum Pudhumai. Tamizhan Perumai.
(Innovation in everything. A Tamillian’s Pride.)
Country India
Language Tamil
Broadcast area India, UAE, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, United States, Europe, Malaysia , Mauritius, South Africa
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s) STAR Vijay Super
Asianet
Star Maa
Star Suvarna
STAR Plus
STAR Bharat
Website Star Vijay Official Page
Availability
Satellite
Dialog TV (Sri-Lanka) Channel 110
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 758 (SD)
Channel 759 (HD)
Channel 772 (Vijay Super)
Channel (Vijay Hitz)
Dish TV (India) Channel 1806
TATA Sky (India) Channel 1518 (SD)
Channel 1517 (HD)
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 543 (SD)
Channel 981 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 646
Sun Direct (India) Channel 124
Channel 808 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 224
Eurobird (Europe) Eurobird 9A
StarSat
(South Africa)
Channel 166
DSTv (South Africa And other Parts of Africa) Channel 455 DSTV Indian Package
Cable
Hathway (India) Channel 52
Kerala Vision Digital TV (India) Channel 55
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 202
Starhub TV (Singapore) Channel 135
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 519
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 634
Freebox (France) Channel 685
eLifeTV (UAE) Channel 761
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 73
VMedia (Canada) Channel 864

Star Vijay, commonly known as Vijay TV is an Indian Tamil language general entertainment private broadcast television network that is owned by the Star India,[1] a subsidiary of American multinational mass media corporation 21st Century Fox.[2] The channel currently broadcast from Vijay House, Nungambakkam, Chennai.[3] Star Vijay originally launched in 1994 as Golden Eagle Communication. The channel later known as Vijay TV until 2001. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, reality shows, shows on crime and movies.

Star Vijay launched its high-definition counterpart, Star Vijay HD, on 29 May 2016.[4] Star Vijay is one of the most watched Tamil language television channels in the world. It was available in Canada via major television service providers by Asian Television Network (ATN) and internet protocol television (IPTV) providers until October 2017 when Star India ended it’s content deal with ATN in favour of Hotstar.

History[edit]

The channel was launched in 1994 as Golden eagle communication channel. But after one of launch, the channel was renamed as Vijay TV.[5] In 2001, Star India subsidiary of American multinational mass media corporation 21st Century Fox took over the channel and re brand it as Star Vijay In February 2013, Star Vijay became the first Tamil channel to air an American film dubbed in Tamil.[6]

Due to success of Star Vijay, November 24, 2016 it launched second Tamil GEC called Vijay Super.[7] The channel focus on new line-up of fiction content and will also air old programs of Star Vijay. On 8 November 2016, STAR Vijay rebranded itself with a slim bright yellow-orange logo and a new graphical packaging with a new slogan, Edhilum Pudhumai Tamizhan Perumai.[8] The colours used—yellow and orange—represent turmeric and vermillion and signify the local colours of the Tamil women.

Network Identity[edit]

Slogan :

  • Redefining Entertainment (2001 to 2017)
  • Edhilum Pudhumai Tamizhan Perumai (Since 2017)

Logos[edit]

Programming[edit]


Star Vijay has programming which appeals to all audiences irrespective of their age groups or demography. The channel is well accepted as the complete family entertainer with game shows, reality show,comedy, spiritual shows, cookery, talk shows, musical shows, drama, films and events. It's shows like Seedhaiyin Raaman, Mahabharatham, Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai, Idhu Kadhala, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi and Bigg Boss Tamil are seen as trend setters in Tamil television industry.

Availability[edit]

The channel available across India and other countries through satellite, cable and IPTV. It also available through digital and mobile entertainment platform, Hotstar and internet protocol television service, Lebara Play

Asia[edit]

Star Vijay are available in SriLanka through Dialog TV (Satellite) and Peo TV (IPTV). In Malaysia, it can be viewed through Astro Malaysia. Meanwhile, Vijay TV is available in Singapore through IPTV provider Singtel TV and cable provider, StarHub TV. The channel can also be found in Macau through Macau Cabel TV. In UAE, it can be viewed through IPTV, elife TV

Africa[edit]

The channel can be viewed in South Africa, Mauritius and Reunioun.

Europe[edit]

Available through Eurobird and Freebox (France).

North America[edit]

In Canada, Star Vijay’s programming were distributed via the Asian Television Network (ATN) via a channel branded as ATN Vijay, which was available on Bell TV and Rogers Cable in select local markets in the country. On October 2, 2017 Star India canceled their deal with ATN and is focused on Hotstar, their internet distribution service. Star Vijay was also discontinued on the Canadian lineup of channels of Lebara Play and Yupp TV internet protocol television (IPTV) services. [9]

Star Vijay is available in the United States in select local markets via major television service providers.

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