Star TV (Asian TV networks)

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Star TV
Subsidiary of 21st Century Fox (sale to The Walt Disney Company pending)[1]
Founded 1 August 1990
Headquarters 8th Floor, One Harbourfront, 17 Deshmukh Villa, Mumbai
Products Broadcasting
Film
Entertainment
Web portals
Website Official website

Star TV, sometimes styled as "STAR TV" (standing for Satellite Television Asian Region), is an Asian TV service owned by 21st Century Fox.

In 2009, News Corporation restructured Star Asia into 3 units – Star India, Star Greater China and Fox International Channels Asia.[2]

In 2008, author Shiau Hong-chi wrote that Murdoch's purchase of Star TV in 1992 was based on a theory of media globalization assuming that people across nations and languages will watch the same TV programs. Shiau says that the original plan for Star TV was to broadcast popular American shows to Asian audience with as little effort as possible. However, the plan was unsuccessful and Star TV had to invest on local branches to make local shows.[3]

Former Star TV network logo used from 1990 to 2013.

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced their intent to acquire Star TV's parent company 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion after the spin-off of certain businesses.

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  1. ^ "The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff Of Certain Businesses, For $52.4 Billion In Stock". The Walt Disney Company (Press release). December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ News Corporation Restructures Broadcast Businesses in Asia
  3. ^ Shiau, Hong-chi. Animating the cute, the mean and the beautiful: the production and consumption of animation: Taiwan's struggles in the age of globalization. Saarbrucken [Germany]: VDM, Verlag Dr. Muller. 2008. ISBN 3639093976

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