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Star Maa is an Indian pay television channel based in Hyderabad, Telangana. Star Maa and its channels are owned by Star India, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India.[1]

Star Maa
Launched2002 (2002)
Owned byStar India
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sloganఅదే బంధం... సరికొత్త ఉత్తేజం....
Same bonding ... New inspiration...
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
HeadquartersHyderabad, Telangana, India
Formerly calledMaa TV (2002-2017)
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.hotstar.com/channels/star-maa
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TVChannel 881 (SD)
Channel 882 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 13 (SD)
Channel 22 (HD)
DishTVChannel 6 (SD)
Channel 5 (HD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 78 (SD)
Channel 57 (HD)
Sun Direct TVChannel 156 (SD)
Channel 76 (HD)
Videocon d2hChannel 8 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)
Cable
HathwayChannel 406 (SD)
Channel 405 (HD)
Asianet DigitalChannel 271 (SD)
IPTV
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 671
APSFLChannel 5

Contents

HistoryEdit

MAA Television Network was founded in 2001 as a corporate entity, while its main TV channel, MAA TV, was launched in 2002. The company's second channel, MAA Music, was launched in 2008.

In February 2015, Star India acquired MAA Television Network for 2,500 crore (US$360 million).

ChannelsEdit

Star Maa has six channels in its network.

SD ChannelsEdit

  • Star Maa
  • Star Maa Movies
  • Star Maa Gold
  • Star Maa Music

HD ChannelsEdit

  • Star Maa HD
  • Star Maa Movies HD

DefunctEdit

  • Maa Junior

Former ShowsEdit

SHOWS
  • Tollywood Squares - (Telugu version of the popular show Hollywood Squares) Hosted by Navdeep
  • BIGG BOSS - Hosted by Jr. NTR
  • Ali Talkies - a film-based talk show hosted by ace comedian Ali; film celebrities come to "Ali Talkies" to chat up regarding their recent releases
  • Maa Mahalakshmi - a game show targeted at women, hosted by Anasuya Bharadwaj
  • Maa Voori Vanta - the longest running cookery show on MAA TV, which brings various recipes from across the world closer to the audience
  • Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (Seasons1—4) - Telugu version of the highly popular show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
  • Rangam (Seasons 1 and 2) - a dance show featuring Telugu television celebrities
  • Rela Re Rela (Seasons 1–3) - a music talent show which brought out the hidden Telugu folk talent from across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • Super Singer (Seasons 1–9) - a music talent show targeted at introducing new singers to the Tollywood music industry
  • Bhale Chance Le (Seasons 1 and 2)-a traditional Snake and Ladders game hosted by Anchor Sreemukhi(Season 1)and Anchor Suma Kanakala(Season 2)
Former Serials (Partial list)

CineMAA awardsEdit

Maa TV presents the CineMAA Awards to Tollywood personalities every year. The trophy was designed by Neil Foley Designs.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disney's $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox includes Star India too – MediaNama". www.medianama.com. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/release/y2k10/aug/augrel28.php