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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][2][3][4]

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)
WebsiteStar Maa on Hotstar
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TVChannel 881 (SD)
Channel 882 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 1423 (SD)
Channel 1422 (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

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.

Nimmagadda Prasad along with Telugu film industry stars Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allu Aravind became promoters by purchasing stake from Murali Krishnam Raju. [5]

In February 2015, Star India acquired broadcast business of MAA Television Network for 2,500 crore (US$360 million) with company remaining with the promoters. [6][7]

In 2017, Maa TV was rebranded as Star Maa with a new logo.[8]

In June 2017, Star Maa rebranded its graphical package.[9]

ChannelsEdit

Star Maa has six channels in its network.[10]

DefunctEdit

Former broadcastsEdit

ShowsEdit

  • Tollywood Squares - (Telugu version of the show Hollywood Squares) Hosted by Navdeep
  • Bigg Boss - Hosted by Jr NTR
  • Bigg Boss 2 - Hosted by Nani
  • Bigg Boss 3 - Hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna
  • 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 (Seasons 1-3) - (Telugu version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) Hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna
  • Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (Season 4) -(Telugu version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) Hosted by Chiranjeevi
  • 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) - a traditional Snake and Ladders game hosted by Sreemukhi
  • Bhale Chance Le (Seasons 2) - a traditional Snake and Ladders game hosted by Suma Kanakala
  • Star Maa Paarivar league (Season 1) - a game with the serial teams of star Maa TV by anchor Jhansi as well as hosted

Former SerialsEdit

CineMAA awardsEdit

Maa TV presents the CineMAA Awards to Tollywood personalities every year. The trophy was designed by Neil Foley Designs.[12]

Star Maa Parivaar AwardsEdit

Awards fro the Television Serials were started presenting from 2017 onwards with this name,every year best serials were nominated and present awards to them[13]

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. ^ "Star to discontinue linear channels in US from 5 Jan". televisionpost.com.
  3. ^ "2018's most watched South Indian channels".
  4. ^ "Star Maa showcases the best of Telugu entertainment".
  5. ^ "IndianTelevision".
  6. ^ "STAR India acquires MAA TV's broadcast business for Rs 2.5k cr". Business Standard.
  7. ^ "Star India to acquire four Telugu Maa TV channels".
  8. ^ "Maa TV rechristened as Star Maa". bestmediainfo.com.
  9. ^ "Star Maa launches fresh identity of network channels - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Star Maa launches fresh identity of network channels". exchange4media.
  11. ^ "Star Maa serials and shows on hotstar". Hotstar.
  12. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/release/y2k10/aug/augrel28.php
  13. ^ "Star Maa Parivaar Awards 2017, Winners List, Event Images And Telecast". Indian Television. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2019.