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Star India secures broadcasting rights for the French Open

The French Open (Roland Garros) will now be in India! Star India, the Indian media and entertainment company, revealed that it has secured the exclusive media rights for the broadcasting of the next five French Open, taking place in the years 2017-2021. The pact, encompassing the media and digital rights, will make out of Star [...]

Vijay TV launched HD channel

Star Indias Vijay TV finally goes HD. As previously announced two weeks ago, Vijay TV has now officially launched its own high definition channel. The three big launches are namely; Vijay HD, NVOK and Atchcham Thavir. Consequently, Star now counts up to 18 HD channels, following this new launch. Vijays subscribers are well-served. To begin [...]

Hotstar boost up its promotion campaign in Tamil Nadu

Hotstar, the online video streaming platform owned by Star India Private Limited are now aiming to reach for a bigger Tamil audience. To boost the campaign further, the company has appointed Shruti Haasan as brand ambassador. We have witnessed a tremendous surge in demand for local-language content in Tamil Nadu. People here are tech-savvy and [...]

Hotstar and Akamai renew their partnership for live sports events

Hotstar, Star Indias video streaming platform and Akamai Technologies, a company specialized in content delivery network (CDN) services announced the renewal of their partnership to support Hotstar in delivering live sports content and the expected surge in viewership. Since its launch in February 2015, Hotstar has seen an important growth in viewership on the back [...]

Star India to launch Star Utsav Movies on Saturday

Star India, with an extensive portfolio of channels is all set to add one more channel to its lineup. The network will launch its free to air (FTA) Hindi movies channel Star Utsav Movies on Saturday 28 May 2016. The new channel which is completely focused on rural market will play popular Bollywood films for [...]

Star Indias Vijay HD set to be launched end of May

Star India is expected to launch Vijay HD, the high-definition (HD) version of its Tamil General Entertainment Channel(GEC) Star Vijay by the end of this month. With the Vijay HD launch, Star will take it number of HD channel to 18.   According to the HD rate card of the broadcaster, the price of the [...]

Star India to launch new Hindi movie channel on 21st May

Star India is ready to launch its free-to-air (FTA) Hindi movie channel Star Utsav Movies on the 21st May. The new FTA channel will feature programming comprising of a mix of old and new films. Currently, Star owns and operates two pay Hindi movie channels, namely, Star Gold and Movies OK.   Prior to its [...]

Sports subscription service on Hotstar

After its maiden premium service for English content, Star India is planning to launch a sports subscription service on its OTT, Hotstar. About this new plan 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch said In India, Stars groundbreaking Hotstar mobile video product recently crossed 60 million downloads. Over the next few months, the service will also [...]

Star India presents Star Pravah HD

The new HD channel has been launched on the occasion of Maharashtra Day on 1 May. After having pleased the Bengali population by offering Star Jalsha HD, it was now evident that Star India designs a new HD Channel for the Maharashtrian population. Available on all leading carriers, Star Pravah HD schedule will be similar [...]

Star India boosts Hotstar catalogue with HBO content

Star India presents itself as a new competitive actor in the digital space with Hotstar. Under the banner of Stars subsidiary Novi Digital, the once ad-supported video-on-demand service has changed into a complete digital video streaming platform. Hotstar has launched a subscription service for select English content backed by HBO. The VoD platform is currently [...]