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Encyclopedia > STAR TV (Asia)
Star Group
Founder Richard Li
Owner News Corporation
Key people Paul Aiello (CEO)
Launch date 1991
Website www.startv.com

Satellite Television for the Asian Region (STAR) is an Asian TV service owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It is based in Hong Kong, with programming offices in India and Australia, as well as in other south Asian countries. This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Li) Richard Li Tzar Kai (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Lǐ ZékÇŽi) was born on 8 November 1966 in Hong Kong, the younger son of successful entrepreneur Li Ka-Shing and brother of Victor Li. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ...


According to the STAR website, their service has more than 300 million viewers in 54 countries and is watched by approximately 100 million viewers every day.


STAR's revenues have increased from $220 million in 2003 to $245 million in 2004. STAR has emerged as India's second-largest media company after Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is the publisher of Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. ... The Common Man featured on a commemorative stamp released by the Indian Postal Service on the 150th Anniversary of the Times of India - 1988. ...


The Economist has suggested that News Corporation may eventually merge STAR with BSkyB and DirecTV (its United Kingdom and United States satellite businesses) to form a global satellite TV company. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ...


STAR TV should not be confused with StarChoice in Canada; neither they nor its parent, Shaw Communications, own any interest in STAR TV. StarChoice is Canadas second direct broadcast satellite television distributor (the other being Bell ExpressVu), and is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ...

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History

The company was launched in 1990 as part of Hutchison Whampoa group. It started broadcasting five television channels in 1991 from AsiaSat 1 Satellite. Launch of StarTV pioneered satellite television in Asia and in the process catalysed explosive growth in the media industry across the entire region. Hutchison Whampoa Limited or HWL (Traditional Chinese: , SEHK: 0013) of Hong Kong is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. ...


In 1993 Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation purchased 63.6% of STAR for over $500 million, followed by the purchase of the remaining 34.6% in July 1995. Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ...


Impact

Coupled with the opening up of Asian economies, access to satellite television redefined the viewing experience for millions. Providing more people with more choice than ever before, STAR set new standards in content, production and variety.


Today STAR broadcasts over 60 services in nine languages and offers a comprehensive choice of entertainment, sports, movies, music, news and documentaries.


Reaching more than 300 million viewers in 53 countries across Asia, STAR is watched by approximately 100 million viewers every day.


STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems and wireless and digital services. Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Chow Yun-Fat (周潤發, Jau1 Yeun6 Faat3, Pinyin: Zhōu Rùnfā) (born May 18, 1955 on Lamma Island, Hong Kong) is among a handful of internationally recognized screen actors that Hong Kong has ever produced, along with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ XiÇŽolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a...


In 1994 STAR removed BBC World Service Television (now BBC World) from the network following demands from the government of the People's Republic of China. It is alleged that the PRC government was unhappy with BBC coverage and threatened to block Star TV in the huge mainland Chinese market if the BBC was not withdrawn. This is despite technology that is capable of blocking BBC World in China, while making it available in other countries they serve. [1] [2] [3] == BBC World Service Television was the name given to the BBCs international satellite television channels between 1991 and 1995. ... World News bulletins form the main part of the channels daily schedule. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... ...


Management Team

  • Paul Aiello, Chief Executive Officer
  • Laureen Ong, Chief Operating Officer
  • John Lau, Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Ella Betsy Wong, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Guo Xiao Yong, Chief Technology Officer
  • Edward Hanapole, Chief Information Officer

Channels provided

  • STAR Chinese Channel - Mandarin general entertainment channel for audiences in Taiwan. It is one of the five original STAR TV channels when it launched in 1991.
  • STAR Chinese Movies - Cantonese and Mandarin movie channel.
  • STAR Movies - an English language movie channel broadcast to Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan and Middle East.
  • STAR World - popular U.S. and British entertainment programming broadcast to Asia. Formerly known as STAR Plus.
  • STAR Plus - One of India's most popular Hindi general entertainment channel. It was one of the five original STAR TV channels when it launched in 1991, and was catering to English language entertainment (which then became STAR World).
  • STAR Utsav - in Hindi. It shows some of the popular programs from STAR Plus.
  • STAR One - Niche Hindi general entertainment channel.
  • STAR Gold - Hindi movie channel.
  • STAR Vijay - Tamil general entertainment channel.
  • STAR News - Hindi news channel.
  • STAR Ananda - Bengali language news channel in India.
  • STAR Majha - Marathi language news channel in India.
  • STAR Cricket - A sports channel consist of full cricket programming.
  • Phoenix Chinese Channel - international Mandarin language entertainment channel.
  • Phoenix Infonews - 24-hour Mandarin news channel.
  • Phoenix Movies Channel - movie channel in Mainland China.
  • Xing Kong - Mandarin general entertainment channel in Mainland China.
  • Channel V - the former MTV Southeast Asia. It is a bouquet of Asia's top music television channels. Its main Channel [V] International hub used to be in Hong Kong but has since relocated to Malaysia. There are local Channel [V] channels such as Channel [V] India, Channel [V] Mainland China, Channel [V] Australia, Channel [V] Thailand, Channel [V] Korea and Channel [V] Taiwan. (Channel [V] Philippines was launched through STAR TV and GMA Network, but was soon scrapped).
  • ESPN - broadcast by ESPN STAR Sports, a Joint Venture with ESPN Inc.
  • STAR Sports - a sports channel which is the evolution of Prime Sports, devoted to different sporting events, such as cricket, auto racing, golf, and many more. Associated with ESPN in Asia.
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Nat Geo Adventure - 24-hour adventure programming, formerly known as A1.
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel HD - Available in Singapore and Vietnam only.
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Crime - is the first and only 24-hour factual and fictional entertainment television channel dedicated to crime, investigation and mystery. Available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam only. Soon Available in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Middle East and South Korea.
  • FX - a 24-hour ultimate entertainment channel dedicated to men. It offers a broad mix of bold and high-quality masculine-interest programming for the varied pursuits of male audiences, including never-before-seen comedy, action sports, drama series, reality shows, cars and swimsuit model programmes. Available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam only.
  • Fox Sports - a sports channel, available on STAR Select in the Middle East. Soon to open the rest of Asia over AsiaSat 3.
  • Baby TV - is the first 24-hour, commercial-free channel for children under pre-schoolers. This channel is now available in Hong Kong and Indonesia.
  • Jetix - Kids channel, available on STAR Select in the Middle East.
  • The History Channel
  • Sky News
  • Granada UKTV - British entertainment from Granada now only available on STAR Select in the Middle East, dropped from the line-up in the rest of Asia in 2002.
  • antv - regional Indonesian channel.

Star Chinese Channel STAR Chinese Channel is the Mandarin General Entertainment Channel in Taiwan. ... STAR Chinese Movies is a Chinese movie channel. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... A screenshot of Star Movies Taiwan STAR Movies is an Asian movie channel owned by STAR TV. It features movies from American film companies such as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Miramax Films, MGM, Universal Pictures, Canal Plus and other movie distributors. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... STAR World is STAR Groups premiere English-language Entertainment TV-channel which is shown in the Asian region. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... STAR Plus is Indias most watched Hindi language based general entertainment television channel. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... STAR World is STAR Groups premiere English-language Entertainment TV-channel which is shown in the Asian region. ... STAR Utsav STAR Utsav is the new free-to-air Hindi general entertainment channel. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... STAR One features the next generation of Hindi entertainment with an innovative, diverse mix of programming and cutting edge production values that appeal to urban, upwardly mobile Indian audiences. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... STAR Gold is a Hindi movie channel that is part of the STAR TV network and is owned by News Corporation. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... STAR Vijay is a popular Indian entertainment channel broadcasting in Tamil. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... STAR News is the Hindi-language News channel of STAR Group India, the channel presents a mix of rolling news bulletins and specialised shows covering topics from crime to Cricket. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Bangla redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India. ... It is the channel dedicated to a billion cricket fans nation INDIA . ... Phoenix Television (鳳凰衛星電視) SEHK: 8002 is a Hong Kong-based Mandarin Chinese television broadcaster that aims to promote a free flow of information and entertainment within the Greater China region. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... Phoenix InfoNews Channel (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is one of the five channels that Phoenix Television operates. ... Phoenix Movies Channel is one of the five channels that Phoenix Television operates. ... STAR Xing Kong Xing Kong is a Mandarin language TV Channel owned by STAR TV. It was voted Satellite Channel of the Year at the 2002 China Television Programme Awards. ... Channel [V] is an international music channel chain. ... MTVs official logo MTV Southeast Asia is a 24-hour Music/Entertainment television network, owned by MTV Networks Asia, a division of Viacom. ... Global Media Arts (GMA) Network, Incorporated (PSE: GMA7 and GMAP), a Philippine multi-media conglomerate, is a television network in the Philippines. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... STAR Sports is a cable sports network owned by STAR TV. It shows sports programs. ... This article is about the sport. ... A Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ... This article is about the sport. ... ESPN STAR Sports (or ESS) is a joint venture between ESPN and STAR TV which offers 15 customized television feeds and transmits in five languages (Cantonese, English, Hindi, Korean and Mandarin) to 25 countries throughout Asia. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ... National Geographic Adventure is a magazine published by the National Geographic Society in the United States. ... National Geographic Wild is a British TV channel devoted to programming about wildlife animals. ... National Geographic Channel HD is a high definition simulcast of the National Geographic channel. ... Fox News redirects here. ... Fox Crime is a television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs across several countries of Europe, such as Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria. ... FX (for Fox eXtended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... HGS-1, formerly known as AsiaSat 3, is a geosynchronous communications satellite. ... For Jetix in each country, see Jetix around the world. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 5 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due... Granada UKTV is a satellite television channel run by the British ITV broadcaster, Granada Television. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Antv (Andalas Televisi) is an Indonesian television network. ...

STAR TV's former channels

  • VIVA Cinema - STAR TV's Filipino movie channel, founded with the merger of VIVA Entertainment.
  • BBC World, the former BBC World News Service, and one of the original STAR TV channels when it launched in 1991
  • MTV Southeast Asia - music channel which was once owned jointly with by MTV Networks, but it was dropped in 1995 due to conflict of interest following the launching of Channel [V], and one of the original STAR TV channels when it launched in 1991
  • Prime Sports - the old name of STAR Sports, and one of the first five STAR TV channels
  • Film Indonesia - A 24-hour Indonesian language Movie Channel.
  • STAR Plus Japan - A 24-hour Japanese Entertainment Channel.
  • TechTV - A 24-hour Computer Channel. Formerly seen in Middle East via STAR Select.
  • Zee TV - A 24-hour Hindi Entertainment Channel.
  • EL TV - A 24-hour Hindi Entertainment Channel.
  • Zee Cinema - A 24-hour Hindi Movie Channel.
  • CNBC Asia - Business News Channel launched in 1996, This channel terminated within 2006 replacing CNBC Europe. Formerly Available in the Middle East via STAR Select.
  • CNBC-TV18 - Business News Channel in India. Formerly part of STAR TV Packages in Asiasat 3s. This Channel was terminated in September 2006.
  • CNBC Europe - Business News channel, formerly available on STAR Select in the Middle East. This channel was terminated on March 31, 2007.

VIVA Entertainment, Inc. ... VIVA Entertainment, Inc. ... World News bulletins form the main part of the channels daily schedule. ... MTVs official logo MTV Southeast Asia is a 24-hour Music/Entertainment television network, owned by MTV Networks Asia, a division of Viacom. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Prime Network was a cable sports network owned by Liberty Media that served several regionalized areas between 1983 and late-1997. ... STAR Sports is a cable sports network owned by STAR TV. It shows sports programs. ... Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia and a remarkable language in several ways. ... TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ... Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel in the Zee Network umbrella, which carries broadcasts in Hindi, Urdu, and other regional languages of India. ... Zee Cinema (legal name: )is a satellite television channel in India and other countries which shows Hindi movies. ... CNBC Asia is a business news channel in Asia. ... CNBC-TV18, Indias No. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

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