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Star Plus

Star Plus
A red, 5 pointed star with a metallic sheen, and a silver reflection from the leg of the lower left point. The words
Launched 21 February 1992 (as Star TV)
17 April 1996 (as Star Plus)
Network STAR India
Owned by 21st Century Fox
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Rishta Wahi, Soch Nayi(Same Relationship, New Way Of Thinking)
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Replaced Star English
Sister channel(s) Asianet
Channel V India
Fox Movies Premium
Fox Sports Asia
Fox Traveller
Jalsha Movies
Life OK
Movies OK
STAR Cricket
STAR Jalsha
STAR Movies
STAR Pravah
STAR Sports India
STAR Sports 2
STAR Utsav
STAR Vijay
STAR World India
Suvarna TV
DVB-T2 (India) Check local frequencies
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 101 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
DSTV (South Africa) channel 453 DSTV indian Package
Dish TV (India) Channel 108 (SD) / Channel 5 (HD)
[StarSat TV [Previously named TopTV]] (South Africa) Channel 165[1]
Bell Satellite TV (Canada) Channel 702 (via ATN)[2]
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 24[3]
DirecTV (USA) Channel 2001[4]
Dish Network (USA) Channel 696 (SD) / Channel 696 (HD) [5]
CanalSat Maurice (Mauritius) Channel 148
Parabole Maurice (Mauritius) Channel 40
Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar) Channel 40[6]
Parabole Réunion (Réunion) Channel 40[7]
Pehla (Middle East) Channel 31[8]
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 784 (SD)[9]
Channel 839 (HD)[9]
SKY TV (New Zealand) Channel 315[10]
Vision Asia (Australia & New Zealand) Channel 5[11]
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 06
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 275
CableAmerica (USA) Channel 471
Cincinnati Bell (USA) Channel 622
Cogeco Cable (Canada) Channel 531 (via ATN)[12]
Cox Cable (USA) Channel 275[13]
EnTouch (USA) Channel 520
GVTC Cable (USA) Channel 799
DEN Networks (India) Channel 101
Hathway (India) Channel 1[14]
OpenBand (USA) Channel 783
RCN (USA) Channel 481[15]
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 831 (via ATN)[16]
San Bruno Cable (USA) Channel 233
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 530 (via ATN)[17]
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 155 (Digital)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 126[18]
Time Warner Cable (USA) Channel 565[19]
Virgin TV (UK) Channel 803[20]
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 155 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 246 (Digital)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 760
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 3706[21]
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 811 (via ATN)[22]
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 520 (via ATN)[23]
Verizon FiOS (USA) Channel 1751[24]
Singtel TV (Singapore)

Channel 656

Myt tv watch/ MyT tv channels
My.T (Mauritius) Channel 93
PEO TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 88
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 794

Star Plus is a Hindi language general entertainment television channel based in India. Star Plus 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 International Channels, subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

In September 2015, The channel aired its first Urdu language Pakistani television serial—Mera Naam Yusuf Hai starring Imran Abbas and Maya Ali in lead roles. The serial was aired on Star Plus after the success of Pakistani dramas on another Indian channels Zindagi and Rishtey, thus making it the first international drama to be aired on the channel. The serial broke all the records of the channel and became the most watched and the most critical and commercial successful drama to be ever aired on Star Plus.[25][26]


  • History 1
  • Programming 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


When it was first launched on 21 February 1992, Star Plus 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.[27] 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.[28]

Star Plus HD, along with Star Gold HD, Star Movies HD and Star World HD, Star sports HD was launched on 15 April 2011. Star Plus 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,[29] but it was delayed until 5 July 2012.[30]



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  14. ^ "Channel List". Hathway. 2012-11-03. 
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  17. ^ "Shaw Television – Find the complete list of channels in your area". Shaw. 2012-11-03. 
  18. ^ "StarHub – TV – Package Builder for TV". StarHub. 2012-11-03. 
  19. ^ "Hindi TV". Time Warner Cable. 2012-11-03. 
  20. ^ "TV Listings – TV & Radio". Virgin Media. 2012-11-03. 
  21. ^ "AT&T U-verse Channel Line-Up – TV Channel Listings". AT&T. 2012-11-03. 
  22. ^ "Bell Fibe TV – Programming". Bell. 2012-11-03. 
  23. ^ "Channels & packages". TELUS. 2012-11-03. 
  24. ^ "Premium TV Channels – FiOS TV". Verizon. 2012-11-03. 
  25. ^ to hit the screens on Indian Channel"Mera Naam Yusuf Hai". Dawn News. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  26. ^ Rashid Nazir Ali (27 November 2014). to be aired on Star Plus"Mera Naam Yusuf Hai". review it. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  27. ^ 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. 
  28. ^ "History Star Plus Global". Star Plus Global. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  29. ^ Star Plus UK to launch HD Channel –
  30. ^ Star Plus HD UK Date Confirmed –

External links

  • Star Plus India
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