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2019

StarPlus
A red, 5 pointed star with a metallic sheen, and a silver reflection from the leg of the lower left point. The words "Star Plus" are below the star.
Launched 21 February 1992; 26 years ago (1992-02-21) (as Star TV)
17 April 1996; 22 years ago (1996-04-17) (as Star Plus)
Network Star India
(Fox Networks Group, distributor outside of India)
Picture format
Slogan Rishta Wahi,Soch Nayi (2010-2016) Nayi Soch (2016-2018) Rishta Wahi, Baat Nayi (2018-Present)
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Replaced Star TV
Sister channel(s)
Website StarPlus on Hotstar
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB-T2 (India) Check local frequencies
Satellite
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 101 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
DSTV (South Africa) channel 453 DSTV indian Package
Dish TV (India) Channel 113 (SD) / Channel 112 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 201 (SD) / Channel 903 (HD)
StarSat TV (South Africa) Channel 552 (set Decoder to default settings pin is 000000, select any country other than south Africa to enable star plus viewing)
Bell Satellite TV (Canada) Channel 702 (via ATN)[2]
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 105[3]
DirecTV (USA) Channel 2001[4]
Dish Network (USA) Channel 696 (SD/HD) [5]
CanalSat Maurice (Mauritius) Channel 148
Parabole Maurice (Mauritius) Channel 40
Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar) Channel 40[6]
Parabole Réunion (Réunion) Channel 40[7]
OSN (Middle East & North Africa) Channel 275[8]
SKY TV (New Zealand) Channel 150[9]
Vision Asia (Australia & New Zealand) Channel 5[10]
Astro
(Malaysia)
Took some of program broadcast on Tara HD
Tata Sky (India) Channel 117 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
Channel 116 (HD+1)
BiG TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 845
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 857 (Coming Soon)
Cable
CableAmerica (USA) Channel 471
Cincinnati Bell (USA) Channel 622
Cogeco Cable (Canada)

Channel 531 (via ATN)[11]

Comcast (US) channel 693
Cox Cable (USA) Channel 275[12]
EnTouch (USA) Channel 520
GVTC Cable (USA) Channel 799
DEN Networks (India) Channel 101
Hathway (India) Channel 1[13]
Asianet Digital TV(India) Channel 501 (SD)
Channel 848 (HD)
OpenBand (USA) Channel 783
RCN (USA) Channel 481[14]
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 831 (via ATN)[15]
San Bruno Cable (USA) Channel 233
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 530 (via ATN)[16]
SkyCable/Destiny Cable(Philippines) Channel 128 (Digital)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 126[17]
Spectrum (cable service) (USA) Channel 1553
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 171
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 246 (Digital)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 760
IPTV
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 3706[1]
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 811 (via ATN)[18]
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 520 (via ATN)[19]
Verizon FiOS (USA) Channel 1751[20]
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 656
My.T (Mauritius) Channel 34
PEO TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 88
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 794
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 524

StarPlus (Hindi: स्टार प्लस) is a Hindi general entertainment television channel based in India. StarPlus channel is part of 21st Century Fox's Star India network. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented, reality shows, shows on crime and telefilms. The channel is also distributed worldwide by Fox Networks Group, subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

History[edit]

When it was first launched on 21 February 1992, StarPlus was an English-language television channel showing international content from the U.S., the UK and Australia, with Zee TV being the Hindi-language channel.[21] However, after STAR (subsequently acquired by News Corporation) ended its relationship with Zee TV, Star Plus was transformed into a Hindi-language channel, with Star World becoming the network's English-language channel.

In 2000, the company's CEO Sameer Nair and programming chief Tarun Katial introduced a number of new shows, which helped to solidify the channel's position as the leader in the Hindi general entertainment space.[22]

StarPlus HD, along with Star Gold HD, Star Movies HD and Star World HD, Star Sports HD was launched on 15 April 2011. StarPlus HD carries the same schedule as the SD feed, but with different commercials. Star Plus HD was set to launch in both the United Kingdom and Ireland by the end of 2011,[23] but it was delayed until 5 July 2012.[24]

On 13 June 2010, the channel introduced a ruby-red crystal star logo with the slogan "Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi" sung by Shreya Ghoshal.

On 7 November 2016, Star Plus rebranded itself with a slim bright ruby-red logo and a new graphical packaging with a new slogan, Nayi Soch.

On 27 May 2018, Star Plus rebranded itself with a new logo which is the trademark red crystal star with the swoosh, now in gold dust with a new slogan Rishta Wahi Baat Nayi. A music video was launched with music composed by Ram Sampath and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, featuring Alia Bhatt as the Brand Ambassador of the campaign. It was the day of the 2018 IPL final broadcast on StarPlus.[25].

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ Flegg, Michael (10 September 2001). "India's Star TV Leaps to Top Spot Due to Game Shows, Soap Operas". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 19 September 2001. 
  22. ^ "History Star Plus Global". Star Plus Global. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  23. ^ Star Plus UK to launch HD Channel – http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2011/02/exclusive_star_5.php
  24. ^ Star Plus HD UK Date Confirmed – http://www.media247.co.uk/bizasia/star-plus-hd-to-launch-in-july-in-uk
  25. ^ "Alia Bhatt, AR Rahman become fresh faces of Star Plus new look". Retrieved 27 May 2018.