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For the Chinese TV channel, see Star Sports (China).
Star Sports
STAR Sports
Launched 21 August 1993[1]
Network Star India
Owned by Star India (21st Century Fox)
Picture format STAR Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4: 576i (SDTV)
STAR Sports HD1, HD2, HD3 and HD4: 1080i (HDTV)
STAR Sports 4K: 2160i (UHDTV)
Slogan Believe
Country India
Language English
Broadcast area India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Headquarters Star House, Urmi Estate, 95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai-400 013, India
Formerly called Prime Sports
(21 August 1991 – 21 August 1993)
Replaced Prime Sports
(21 August 1991 – 21 August 1993)
Replaced by Fox Sports 2
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 999 (Star Sports 4K)
Channel 401 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 402 (Star Sports HD 1)
Channel 403 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 404 (Star Sports HD 2)
Channel 405 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 406 (Star Sports HD 3)
Channel 409 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 410 (Star Sports HD 4)
Dish TV (India) Channel 659 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 661 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 662 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 652 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 83 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 84 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 85 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 86 (Star Sports HD4)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 9
Tata Sky (India) Channel 404 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 406 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 408 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 410 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 403 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 405 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 407 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 409 (Star Sports HD4)
Channel 423 (Star Sports Add On Service HD)
Channel 424 (Star Sports Add On Service HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 504 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 503 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 502 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 501 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 521 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 522 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 525 (Star Sports HD4)
UCS (Bangladesh) Channel 30
SITI Digital Network (India) Channel 474-477
Sun Direct TV (India) Channel 504 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 503 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 500 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 502 (Star SStarts 2)
Channel 972 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 974 (Star Sports HD2)
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 220 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 221 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 222 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 223 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 224 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 225 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 226 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 227 (Star Sports HD4)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 600 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 602 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 603 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 940 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 941 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 942 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 943 (Star Sports HD4)
Tata Sky (India) Channel 404 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 406 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 408 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 410 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 403 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 405 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 407 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 409 (Star Sports HD4)
Channel 423 (Star Sports Add On Service HD)
Channel 424 (Star Sports Add On Service HD)
Teledasun (LBN) (Sri Lanka) Channel ???
Southern Networks (Pakistan) Channel 34
Hathway Digital Cable (India) Channel 151 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 152 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 153 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 165 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 367 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 366 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 369 (Star Sports HD3)
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 302 (Star Sports 1)
Channel 309 (Star Sports 2)
Channel 304 (Star Sports 3)
Channel 308 (Star Sports 4)
Channel 809 (Star Sports HD1)
Channel 810 (Star Sports HD2)
Channel 811 (Star Sports HD3)
Channel 812 (Star Sports HD4)
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 6

Star Sports network showcases the best of live sports and sports-related programmes in India. The brand is part of Star India – a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. Star India is also the current "Team Sponsor" of the Indian Cricket Team.

Leveraging the group’s strengths in content and audience engagement, Star India has made great leaps in transforming viewers' sports consumption habits in India. The sports business has grown to eight channel properties (Star Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and Star Sports HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4). This move was done to maximise the sporting experience and allow the network to telecast multiple sport activities, especially in the Indian sub-continent. The Star Sports channels focuses on multiple sport activities at a global level, and is the main broadcaster in India and South East Asian nations. Star Sports in Southeast Asia replaced by Fox Sports 2. The channel has been criticised regularly by its viewers for an extremely large logo on all the HD channels.

Channel properties[edit]

The Star Sports network consists of eight channels, four in standard definition and four in high definition, as listed below:

  • Star Sports 1 (formerly Star Sports)
  • Star Sports 2
  • Star Sports 3 (formerly Star Cricket)
  • Star Sports 4 (formerly ESPN India)
  • Star Sports HD1 (formerly Star Cricket HD)
  • Star Sports HD2 (formerly ESPN HD)
  • Star Sports HD3
  • Star Sports HD4
  • Star Sports Select HD1
  • Star Sports Select HD2

Digital Platform Availability[edit]

Hotstar is the digital platform Owned by Star India available in India. It webcasts Indian Premier League other than what Star Sports broadcasts.

Channel specialties[edit]

The Star Sports brand is committed to bringing the best sporting action to its Indian audience. To that effect, it has split up coverage across its channels to ensure fans have a wide choice of various sports.

  1. Star Sports 1 & HD1: This channel covers all cricket coverage under the purview of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Cricket Australia (CA) and also domestic tournaments. This programming is in English language.
  2. Star Sports 2 & HD2: All home sporting leagues in India, like the Pro Kabaddi League, the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) and Hockey India League (HIL) are covered on these channels. Hockey matches organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) are also covered on these channels.
  3. Star Sports 3 & HD3: All cricket coverage related to the ICC, BCCI, ECB, CA and domestic tournaments will be broadcast on these channels in Hindi language.
  4. Star Sports 4 & HD4: These channels showcase sporting events for which Star Sports has secured official broadcast rights and which are organized by Formula 1, Barclays Premier League, Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) events, Wimbledon and Badminton World Federation (BWF). The Star Sports network is the main broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League and other major European Leagues. Recently, it acquired rights to telecast the Bundesliga - Germany’s primary football competition. The recent broadcast of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was also on the Star Sports network. The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 was also broadcast by Star Sports.

At Star Sports, the philosophy centres around "Hero Moments" and in the belief that greatness is not reserved for a chosen few. The brand aims to bring its audience closer to its heroes. Sport, as an avenue, provides the network the platform to get closer to its fans and to join in their passions.

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External links[edit]

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