Star Sports (Indian TV network)

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Star Sports
Launched21 August 1993
Owned byStar India
(The Walt Disney Company India)
Picture format2160p 4K UHDTV
(downscaled to 1080i and letterboxed 576i for the HDTV and SDTV feeds, respectively)
SloganBelieve
CountryIndia
LanguageEnglish
Hindi
Tamil
Telugu
Kannada
Bengali
Broadcast areaIndia, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
HeadquartersStar House, Urmi Estate, 95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai-400 013, India
Formerly called
Star Sports 1
  • Prime Sports (1991 – 1995)
  • Star Sports (1995 - 2013)
Star Sports 3
Star Sports Select 1 and 2
  • Star Sports Select HD1 and HD2 (2016 - 2017)
Star Sports HD1
  • Star Cricket HD (2011 - 2013)
Star Sports HD2
  • ESPN HD (2011 - 2013)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
  • Star Cricket (2007 - 2013)
  • Star Sports 3
    (2013 - 2017)
Star Sports
  • ESPN (1995 - 2013)
  • Star Sports 4 (2013 - 2017)
Websitehotstar.com/sports
Availability
Terrestrial
TV Lanka Digital TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 37 (1 HD)
Channel 38 (2 HD)
Satellite
d2hChannel 401 (1)
Channel 923 (1 HD)
Channel 403 (2)
Channel 924 (2 HD)
Channel 405 (Hindi 1)
Channel 925 (Hindi 1 HD)
Channel 409 (Tamil 1)
Channel 929 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 930 (Select 2 HD)
Channel 431 (First)
Dish TVChannel 607 (Hindi 1)
Channel 603 (1)
Channel 605 (2)
Channel 650 (3)
Channel 602 (1 HD)
Channel 604 (2 HD)
Channel 606 (Hindi 1 HD)
Channel 645 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 646 (Select 2 HD)
Channel 2410 (First)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 73 (1)
Channel 74 (2)
Channel 75 (Select 1)
Channel 130 (1 HD)
Channel 132 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 133 (Select 2 HD)
Tata SkyChannel 454 (1 HD)
Channel 455 (1)
Channel 456 (2 HD)
Channel 457 (2)
Channel 458 (3)
Channel 459 (1 Hindi HD)
Channel 460 (1 Hindi)
Channel 463 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 464 (Select 1)
Channel 465 (Select 2 HD)
Channel 466 (Select 2)
Channel 497 (First)
Channel 1421 (1 Telugu)
Channel 1516 (1 Tamil)
Channel 1638 (1 Kannada)
Independent TVChannel 516 (3)
Channel 502 (2)
Channel 501 (1)
Channel 501 (1 Tamil)
Channel 515 (Select 1)
Channel 521 (1 HD)
Channel 522 (2 HD)
Channel 525 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 526 (Select 2 HD)
DD Free DishChannel 77 (First)
UCS (Bangladesh)Channel 3
Siti NetworksChannel 473 (1)
Channel 474 (2)
Channel 475 (1 Hindi)
Channel 476 (Select 1)
Channel 485 (Select 2)
Channel 973 (1 HD)
Channel 974 (2 HD)
Channel 975 (Hindi 1 HD)
Channel 978 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 979 (Select 2 HD)
Sun Direct TVChannel 513 (1 Kannada)
Channel 511 (1 Telugu)
Channel 504 (1 Tamil)
Channel 503 (1 Hindi)
Channel 500 (1)
Channel 502 (2)
Channel 972 (1 HD)
Channel 974 (2 HD)
Channel 987 (Select 1 HD)
Airtel Digital TVChannel 277 (1)
Channel 278 (1 HD)
Channel 279 (2)
Channel 280 (2 HD)
Channel 281 (1 Hindi)
Channel 282 (1 Hindi HD)
Channel 283 (Select 1)
Channel 284 (Select 2)
Channel 306 (3)
Channel 803 (1 Tamil)
Channel 300 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 301 (Select 2 HD)
Channel 303 (First)
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 600 (1)
Channel 940 (1 HD)
Channel 941 (2 HD)
Channel 944 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 945 (Select 2 HD)
Cable
Southern Networks (Pakistan)Channel 34
Hathway Digital CableChannel 367 (1)
Channel 368 (2)
Channel 567 (HD1)
Channel 568 (HD2)
Channel 544 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 545 (Select 2 HD)
Asianet Digital TVChannel 301 (1)
Channel 302 (2)
Channel 316 (3)
Channel 310 (1 Hindi)
Channel 311 (1 Tamil)
Channel 809 (1 HD)
Channel 810 (2 HD)
Channel 811 (1 Hindi HD)
Channel 303 (Select 1)
Channel 304 (Select 2)
Channel 813 (Select 1 HD)
Channel 814 (Select 2 HD)
Channel 315 (First)
MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 304 (1)
Channel 300 (2)
Channel 301 (Premier League)
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)Channel 6
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 41 (1)
Channel 40 (2)
Channel 39 (Select 1)
Streaming media
Hotstar(India only)

Star Sports (formerly ESPN Star Sports) is a group of Indian pay television sports channels owned by Star India, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India. Previously a part of ESPN Star Sports operations based in Singapore, Star India took over the Indian business and relaunched channels under the unified Star Sports banner in 2013. Gautam Thakar is the CEO of Star Sports.

History[edit]

Hong Kong-based Star TV launched Prime Sports (later renamed Star Sports) in partnership with American company TCI, which owned Prime-branded regional sports channels. The channel was broadcast across Asia, including India, as with the footprint of AsiaSat 1. Star TV have since regionalised the channel with a number of versions. Later, ESPN have joined in the region as a competitor to Star Sports.

ESPN and Star Sports were competing each other across Asia.[1] But in October 1996, both channels have agreed to combine their operations in the region.[2] As a result, a joint venture named ESPN Star Sports was formed, to be headquartered in Singapore.[3] The joint venture's business in India was managed by its subsidiary, ESPN Software India Private Limited.

In June 2012, it was announced that News Corporation would buy ESPN International's share in ESPN Star Sports.[4][5] In 2013, Star India acquired ESPN Software India from ESPN Star Sports,[6] but kept ESPN brand for a while.[7] (ESPN International later established a partnership with what is now Sony Pictures Networks India in October 2015, and relaunched Sony Kix as Sony ESPN in January 2016.)

On 11 March 2013, Star Sports 2 was launched as a sister channel to Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN.[8]

On 6 November 2013, Star India relaunched its sports channels under Star Sports brand: Star Sports became Star Sports 1; Star Cricket became Star Sports 3, a Hindi language channel; ESPN became Star Sports 4, a Tamil language channel; Star Cricket HD and ESPN HD became Star Sports HD1 and HD2 respectively.[9][10] (Star Sports 3 and 4 were later renamed Star Sports 1 Hindi and 1 Tamil, respectively.) This was in contrast to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, where Fox International Channels Asia Pacific relaunched ESPN as Fox Sports on 28 January 2013,[11][12] and rebranded Star Sports as Fox Sports 2 on 15 August 2014.[13][14]

Star India planned to replace the troubled Channel V India with Star Sports 1 Kannada on 16 November 2017, but the delay in regulatory approval meant the plan was postponed. Later, Star India replaced Channel V with the new Star Sports 3 on 15 September 2018,[15][16][17][18] and launched Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada as new channels on 7 and 29 December 2018, respectively.[19][20] In the meantime, the Kannada commentary of Star Sports' coverage of 2018 Indian Premier League was broadcast on Star Suvarna.[21]. Gautam Thakar is the CEO of Star Sports.[22]

Channels[edit]

  • Star Sports 1
  • Star Sports 2
  • Star Sports 3
  • Star Sports Select 1
  • Star Sports Select 2
  • Star Sports First
  • Star Sports 1 Hindi
  • Star Sports 1 Tamil
  • Star Sports 1 Telugu
  • Star Sports 1 Kannada
  • Star Sports 1 Bangla
  • Star Sports 1 Marathi (launching this June)
  • Star Sports 1 Malayalam (launching soon)
  • Star Sports 1 Gujarati (launching soon)

Programming[edit]

Sporting events covered by Star Sports include:

Cricket[edit]

Event Channel(s)
ICC Events (2015-2023)
  • Cricket World Cup
  • T20 World Cup
Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Star Sports 1 Bangla
Star Sports 1 marathi
Indian Premier League (2018-2022)[23][24][25] Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Star Sports 1 Bangla
Asianet Plus
Star sports 1 marathi
International cricket in India (2018-2023)[26] Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Asia Cup (2016-2023) Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Star Sports 1 Bangla
International cricket in Bangladesh (2014-2020) Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Non-Indian matches
Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 HD (In English)
International cricket in New Zealand (2017-2020)[27][28] Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Non-Indian matches
Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 HD (In English)
Ranji Trophy (2018-2023) Star Sports 1 (in English and Hindi)
Final
Star Sports 2 (in English and Hindi)
Tamil Nadu Premier League (2016-2020) Star Sports 1 (In English)
Star Sports 1 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Karnataka Premier League (2017-2019) Star Sports 2 (In English)
Star Sports 2 HD (In English)
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Global T20 Canada (2018)[29] Star Sports 2 (In English)
Star Sports 2 HD (In English)
Caribbean Premier League (2018)[30] Star Sports 2 (In English)
Star Sports 2 HD (In English)

Football[edit]

Event Channel(s)
International Football in India Star Sports 3 (In English)
Indian Super League Star Sports 2 (In English)

Star Sports 3 (In Hindi)

Star Sports 1 Tamil

Star Sports 1 Hindi

Star Sports 1 Telugu

Star Sports 1 Kannada

Star Sports 2 HD (In English)

Star Sports 1 Hindi HD (In Hindi)

Premier League Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
Bundesliga Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
I-League Star Sports 3 (In English)
Super Cup (India) Star Sports 3 (In English)

Hockey[edit]

Kabaddi[edit]

Promotion Channel(s)
Pro Kabaddi Star Sports 2 (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports First (In Hindi)
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Kannada
Kabaddi World Cup Star Sports 2 (In English)
Star Sports 1 Hindi
2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters Star Sports 1
Star Sports Hindi 1

Motor Racing[edit]

Event Channel(s)
Formula One Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)

Tennis[edit]

Event Channel(s)
French Open Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
Wimbledon Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)
US Open Star Sports Select 1 (In English)
Star Sports Select 2 (In English)

Badminton[edit]

Event Channel(s)
Badminton World Federation Star Sports 2 (In English)

MMA[edit]

Event Channel(s)
ONE Championship Star Sports Select 2 (In English)

Extra Shows[edit]

Extra Shows for entertainment of fans air on this channel which showcase highlights of the matches and info of certain teams. They include- Vivo IPL Cricket Countdown Close Encounters and Epic Comebacks in the IPL. Inside RCB MI TV The Super Kings Show

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (4 March 1996). "Broadcasters Bet on Sports As First Step In New Markets". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Rival sport channels ESPN, Star TV team up together". Advertising Age. 9 October 1996. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Maureen (15 January 1997). "Asian TV team christens venture ESPN Star Sports". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ Szalai, Georg (6 June 2012). "News Corp. to Buy Out ESPN's Stake in Asian TV Venture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  5. ^ Steel, Emily (7 June 2012). "News Corp to take over ESPN Star Sports". Financial Times. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ "ESPN STAR Sports to be under STAR in India". Business Standard. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  7. ^ Engineer, Tariq (31 January 2013). "As ESPN turns to Fox, expect more local Indian sports programming". Firstpost. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  8. ^ "ESPN Star Sports launches new channel". Press Trust of India. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2019 – via Mint.
  9. ^ "Star Sports: A new logo, packaging & brand identity". Indian Television. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Star junks ESPN brand, launches Star Sports with 6 channels and website". MxM. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  11. ^ Terrado, Reuben (9 January 2013). "ESPN fades off in Asia as Fox takes over". Spin.ph. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  12. ^ Chan, U-Gene (24 January 2013). "ESPN network to be renamed FOX Sports in Singapore, Asia". The Straits Times. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  13. ^ Christensen, Nic (4 July 2014). "Fox to reorganises its sports channels". Mumbrella Asia. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  14. ^ Valisno, Jeffrey O. (26 August 2014). "Fox completes rebranding of sports channels". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  15. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (16 November 2017). "Star India tuning out of Channel V". Mint. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  16. ^ Bhagia, Raushni (23 August 2018). "Star India to replace Channel V with Star Sports 3". Best Media Info. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Star to launch Star Sports 3, continue sports investments: Gautam Thakar". Indian Television. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Star India to launch multi-lingual channel Star Sports 3 on 15 Sep". Television Post. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Star Sports 1 Kannada to launch on 29 Dec". Television Post. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  20. ^ Sharma, Harsh (21 December 2018). "Star Sports Kannada all set for December 29 launch". InsideSport. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  21. ^ Sharma, Rajender (16 March 2018). "Star Sports Kannada licence awaits clearance; IPL live on Survana". InsideSport. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  22. ^ Laghate, Gaurav (26 December 2017). "Star India hires LivingSocial CEO Gautam Thakar to head sports business". The Economic Times. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  23. ^ Reuters (4 September 2017). "IPL television and broadcast rights sold for massive £1.97bn to Star India". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Star India wins IPL rights for US $2.55 billion". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Five stand-out numbers from the IPL media rights sale". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Star Sports India bag BCCI media rights for INR 6138.1 Crore". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  27. ^ "A key new partnership". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  28. ^ "Star Sports bag telecast rights for International matches in New Zealand". CricTracker. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  29. ^ "Global T20 Canada broadcast rights bagged by Star Sports". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  30. ^ "Hero CPL to broadcast on Star Sports in India". CPLT20. Retrieved 8 August 2018.

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