Tag Archives: Star India

Star India sealed distribution deals for Bengali HD channels

Star India has signed carriage deals with leading direct-to-home (DTH) operators and several key multi-system operators (MSOs) in West Bengal for its Bengali high-definition (HD) channels Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD. Star Jalsha is a Bengali GEC while Jalsha Movies is a Bengali movie channel. The channels priced at INR 30 each will [...]

Star gets licences to launch regional HD channels

Star India has received licences from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to launch high-definition (HD) channels in the regional space. Star has got uplinking licences to launch the HD versions of its Telugu GEC Maa TV, Telugu movie channel Maa Movies, Bengali GEC Star Jalsha, Bengali movie channel Jalsha Movies and Marathi GEC [...]

Star India’s Hotstar going global this year

Star India is planning to expand the reach of its video streaming service, Hotstar worldwide later this year. The free service is funded by an advertising fueled model. It is expected, all shows and events currently only available in the India region, will be made available globally in the next few months. The Star TV [...]

Hotstar to offer dual language feed for IPL

Star Indias video streaming service Hotstar will have dual language feeds, English and Hindi, for the live streaming of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 9. While the English feed will be the world feed provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the video-on-demand (VoD) platform will produce the Hindi feed. [...]

MAA Television Network gets go-ahead from MIB

The Ministry of Information and Broadcast (MIB) has granted a broadcast permission to MAA Television Network which was recently acquired by Star India. “With this integration, Star India is better positioned to offer a distinctly enhanced content bouquet to audiences across the southern markets of India in general and the Telugu speaking viewers in particular,” [...]

Exclusive content deal agreed between HBO and Star India

Star India has sealed an exclusive content deal with HBO. The American giants will provide exclusive content to the Indian broadcasting network including popular shows as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Silicon Valley, Veep and Leftovers which will be aired exclusively on Star starting in January next year. The content will be available on Star Indias rapidly growing [...]

Hotstar, Star India’s OTT service, reaches new milestone

Star Indias application Hotstar is on the up with the 40 million download threshold in clear sight nine months after its official launch. The application has earned the distinction of being one of the fastest growing mobile digital service anywhere in the world. Since its launch in February 2015, Hotstar was a destination for premium [...]