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StarPlus is an Indian pay television channel owned by Star India. The network's programming consists of family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented reality shows, shows on crime and television films. It is also distributed internationally by Fox Networks Group, subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

Star Plus Logo.jpg
Launched21 February 1992 (1992-02-21)
Owned byStar India
(Fox Networks Group, distributor outside of India)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganRishta Wahi, Baat Nayi
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
ReplacedStar TV
Sister channel(s)Star Bharat
Star Utsav
Star Utsav Movies
Star Gold
Star Gold Select
Movies OK
Star Movies
Star Movies Select
Star World
Star World Premiere
Star Jalsha
Star Jalsha Movies
Star Pravah
Star Maa
Star Maa Movies
Star Maa Gold
Star Maa Music
Star Suvarna
Star Suvarna Plus
Star Vijay
Star Vijay Super
Asianet Plus
Asianet Movies
Nat Geo
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo People
Nat Geo Music
Fox Life
Baby TV
Star Sports
WebsiteStarPlus on Hotstar
Videocon D2HChannel 101 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
DSTV (Africa)channel 453
Dish TVChannel 113 (SD)
Channel 112 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 201 (SD)
Channel 903 (HD)
StarSat TV (South Africa)Channel 552
Bell Satellite TV (Canada)Channel 702
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 105
DirecTV (USA)Channel 2001
Dish Network (USA)Channel 696 (SD/HD)
CanalSat Maurice (Mauritius)Channel 148
OSN (Middle East and North Africa)Channel 275
SKY TV (New Zealand)Channel 150
Vision Asia (Australia and New Zealand)Channel 5
Channel 108 (Selection Programs Only)
Tata SkyChannel 117 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
Channel 116 (HD +1)
Channel 845
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 857
Airtel Digital TVChannel 105 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 206 (SD)
Channel 230 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 306 (SD)
Channel 872 (HD)
CableAmerica (USA)Channel 471
Cincinnati Bell (USA)Channel 722
Cogeco Cable (Canada)Channel 531 (via ATN)
Cox Cable (USA)Channel 275
EnTouch (USA)Channel 520
GVTC Cable (USA)Channel 799
DEN NetworksChannel 101
HathwayChannel 1
Asianet Digital TVChannel 501 (SD)
Channel 848 (HD)
OpenBand (USA)Channel 783
RCN (USA)Channel 481
Rogers Cable (Canada)Channel 831
San Bruno Cable (USA)Channel 233
Shaw Cable (Canada)Channel 530
SkyCable/Destiny Cable(Philippines)Channel 128 (Digital)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 126
Spectrum (cable service) (USA)Channel 1553
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 171
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 246 (Digital)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 760
AT&T U-verse (USA)Channel 3706
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 811
Optik TV (Canada)Channel 520
Verizon FiOS (USA)Channel 1751
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


When it was first launched on 21 February 1992, StarPlus was an English-language television channel showing international TV shows from the U.S., the UK and Australia, with Zee TV being the Hindi-language counterpart.[1] However, after Star ended its relationship with Zee TV, Star Plus was transformed into a Hindi-language channel, with Star World becoming the network's English-language counterpart 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-language television broadcasting area.[2]

The channel's high-definition feed was launched on 15 April 2011. It 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,[3] but it was delayed until 5 July 2012.[4]

The channel has seen many revamps and refreshes over its lifetime, with the first major brand refresh on 13 June 2010, which saw the change from the blue box style to the red crystal star and a new slogan "Rishta Wahi, Soch Nayi". On 7 November 2016, the channel saw another refresh with a new branding and slogan which was "Nayi Soch". On 27 May 2018, during the 2018 IPL final the channel reveal its new logo with a darker red star and gold swoosh. The brand was also lauched with a new song called "Rishta Wahi, Baat Nayi" sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.



  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "History Star Plus Global". Star Plus Global. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ Star Plus UK to launch HD Channel –
  4. ^ Star Plus HD UK date confirmed –