Star Bharat

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Star Bharat
Official Logo Of STAR BHARAT
Launched28 August 2017; 15 months ago (2017-08-28)
Owned byStar India
(Fox Networks Group, distributor outside of India)
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9, 480i & 480p (in former NTSC countries),
1080p (HDTV)
SloganBhula De Darr, Kuch Alag Kar. (Forget Fear, Do Something Different)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Formerly calledSTAR One, Life OK
ReplacedLife OK
Sister channel(s)
WebsiteStar Bharat on Hotstar
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB-T2 (India)Check local frequencies
Satellite
Dish Network (United States)Channel 698[1]
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 704[2]
Tata Sky (India)Channel 122(SD)
Channel 120(HD)[3]
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)Channel 188
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 205 (SD)
Channel 901 (HD)
Dish TV (India)Channel 116 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
Videocon D2H (India)Channel 107 (SD)
Channel 905 (HD)
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 108 (Selection Programs Only)
DD Free Dish (India)Channel 048 (SD)
Airtel Digital TV (India)Channel 114 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
SKY TV (New Zealand)Channel 153[4]
Big TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 855
Reliance Digital TV (India)Channel 208 (SD)
Sun Direct (India)Channel 318 (SD)
Channel 877 (HD)
Cable
CableAmerica (United States)Channel 472
Cincinnati Bell (United States)Channel 721
Cox Cable (United States)Channel 274[5]
EnTouch (United States)Channel 521
Hathway (India)Channel 2[6]
Asianet Digital TV (India)Channel 506 (SD)
Channel 851 (HD)
OpenBand (United States)Channel 784
RCN (United States)Channel 482[7]
Rogers Cable (Canada)Channel 837[8]
San Bruno Cable (United States)Channel 234
Spectrum (cable service) (United States)Channel 566[9]
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 804
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 153
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 153 (Digital)
Channel 117 (Analog)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 247
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 160
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 527
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 165
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 858
IPTV
PEO TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 89
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 805[10]
My.T (Mauritius)Channel 35
Optik TV (Canada)Channel 536[11]
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 654
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 552
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 797
VMedia (Canada)Channel 837

Star Bharat is a Hindi language Indian television channel based in India, part of Star India, which is fully owned by 21st Century Fox. Star Bharat programs are mainly focused on day to day entertainment.[12] It launched on 28 August 2017, and replaced Life OK.

History[edit]

Star One was an Indian television youth channel that primarily broadcast Hindi entertainment based in Mumbai. It was launched on 1 November 2004. Part of News Corporation's Star TV network in Asia and distributed to worldwide by Fox International Channels. In November 2006, Star One, along with Star Gold launched in the UK on Sky Digital channel 829 before moving to 783, it was expected that Star One would arrive on Freeview, Freesat, TalkTalk TV, WightCable and Smallworld Cable launching in January 2013.

Star One ceased its operation on 18 December 2011.[13] [14] This channel was then rebranded as Life OK, and launched by Star Network on 18 December 2011. There were talks of carrying on the two popular shows on the replacement channel, but these did not pan out. The channel launched on 18 December 2011, and is distributed in many parts of the world. The channel replaced STAR India's now defunct youth-oriented channel STAR One. The channel underwent an identity change on 28 August 2017 by replacing Life OK. The entire channel name and branding has been changed and the channel is known as STAR Bharat.

Life OK started their HD version in India with high definition 1080i picture quality And 5.1 Dolby digital sound in October 2012.

The channel launched in the United States on 1 March 2012, though its programs were aired on STAR India One prior to its launch. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Life OK also ran under the STAR One brand until 28 May 2012, when it became Star Life OK.

On 9 September 2012, Life OK's mythological drama Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev recorded an 8.2 TVR, its highest TRP of 167.[15]

The channel went off-air on 28 August 2017 and was replaced by Star Bharat.[16]

Currently broadcast[edit]

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Mythological series[edit]

Formerly broadcast[edit]

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Reality/non-scripted programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hindi Satellite Packages". DISH International. 2012-11-03.
  2. ^ "Sky Guide TV Listings - Sky". Sky. 2012-11-03.
  3. ^ "Tata Sky on Insat 4A at 83.0°E". Indian DTH Wiki. 2012-11-03.
  4. ^ "Special Interest Channels". SKY TV. 2012-11-03.
  5. ^ "Channel lineup serving Northern Virginia". Cox Communications. 2012-11-03.
  6. ^ "Channel List". Hathway. 3 November 2012. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
  7. ^ "South Asian International Channels". RCN. 2012-11-03.
  8. ^ "Rogers - Programming and Channels". Rogers. 2012-11-03.
  9. ^ "Hindi TV". Time Warner Cable. 2012-11-03.
  10. ^ "Bell Fibe TV - Programming". Bell. 2012-11-03.
  11. ^ "Channels & packages". TELUS. 2012-11-03.
  12. ^ "'Bhula de darr,' says Star Bharat".
  13. ^ Baddhan, Raj (2011-12-13). "Star TV changes Star One to Life Ok this month". BizAsia UK.
  14. ^ Baddhan, Lakh (25 May 2012). "Star One to rebrand to Star Life Ok on Monday". BizAsia UK. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Mahadev tops TRP charts with a new record of 8.2 TVR". The Times of India. 2012-09-21.
  16. ^ "Life OK to rebrand to Star Bharat in August". Bizasia. 2017-07-19.
  17. ^ "Satya Tiwari: I can totally relate to my character in 'Kaal Bhairav Rahasya' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  18. ^ a b "Star India launches new channel, STAR BHARAT". Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "Star Bharat launches biopic on freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad at 10pm". Best Media Info. 16 March 2018. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Star Bharat launches Kaal Bhairav Rahasya". Retrieved October 31, 2017.