Star TV (Asian TV networks)

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Star TV
Founded1 August 1990
Headquarters8th Floor, One Harbourfront, 17 Deshmukh Villa, Mumbai
Web portals
Parent21st Century Fox
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1]

In 2008, author Shiau Hong-chi wrote that Murdoch's purchase of Star TV in 1993[2] 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]

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.


SD channels
Category Bengali Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam
Entertainment Star Jalsha Star Vijay Star Maa Star Suvarna
Movies Jalsha Movies Vijay Super Star Maa Star Suvarna Gold Asianet Movies Asianet Plus

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  1. ^ News Corporation Restructures Broadcast Businesses in Asia
  2. ^ [1]
  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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