Star TV (Asian TV networks)

Star TV (standing for Satellite Television Asian Region), is an Asian TV service owned by Star India.

Star Television logo

In 2008, author Shiau Hong-chi wrote that Murdoch's purchase of Star TV in 1993 was based on a theory of media globalization assuming that people across nations and languages will watch the same TV programs.[1] Shiau says that the original plan for Star TV was to broadcast popular American shows to Asian audience with as little effort as possible. However, the plan was unsuccessful and Star TV had to invest on local branches to make local shows.[2]

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced their intent to acquire Star TV's parent company 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion after the spin-off of certain businesses. On March 20, 2019, the deal was officially closed.[3]



SD channels
Category Bengali Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam Marathi Odia
Entertainment Star Jalsha Star Vijay Star Maa Star Suvarna Asianet Star Pravah Star Kirano
Movies Jalsha Movies Star Vijay Super Star Maa Movies Star Maa Gold Star Suvarna Plus Asianet Movies Asianet Plus


SD channels
Category Mandarin Cantonese
Entertainment Chinese Channel Entertainment Channel Xing Kong
Movies Chinese Movies Chinese Movies Legend

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  1. ^ Kennedy, Sean (19 July 1995). "Mogul takes all of STAR". South China Morning Post (International ed.). Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ Shiau, Hong-chi. Animating the cute, the mean and the beautiful: the production and consumption of animation: Taiwan's struggles in the age of globalization. Saarbrucken [Germany]: VDM, Verlag Dr. Muller. 2008. ISBN 9783639093971 OCLC 298596290
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2019-03-19). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-21.

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