Tag Archives: Star India

FTA channel Star Utsav to go pay from August

Star India is converting its Hindi general entertainment channel, Star Utsav from a free-to air channel to a paid one. The broadcaster issued a notice on 13 July, informing its viewers about the conversion. Star Utsav will now be a paid channel across all direct-to-home platforms and cable TV services. The channel currently airs re-runs [...]

Star India introduces Star Movies Select HD

Star India is launching new English movie channel called Star Movies Select HD. The channel will be available only via direct-to-home service players. The channel- Star Movies Select HD- will go on air 9 July, 2015 on Tata Skys DTH platform. Star has promised no less than 30 movie premiers on the new English movie [...]

Star India to telecast Pro Kabaddi League S2 across eight channels

Star India will telecast Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 2 in five languages across eight of its channels. The second season begins 18 July 2015. Star India is the official broadcaster of the Pro Kabaddi League matches. Viewers will be able to catch the matches in English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi. Star Sports 2 [...]

FIPB clears Star India’s proposal to buy Maa TV Network

Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has cleared Star Indias proposal to acquire broadcast arm of Maa TV Network. The deal is estimated to cost Star around INR25 billion. Star had entered into an agreement with the regional broadcaster back in February, 2015 and was waiting for FIPB approval for the slump sale. The agreement includes [...]

Star India wins rights of Bundesliga football across Indian subcontinent

Star India is bringing Bundesliga football to fans in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives. The broadcaster has entered into an agreement with DFL Sports Enterprises to expand its sports feed in the Indian subcontinent. The broadcaster has won exclusive rights for the sporting event- TV, mobile and internet, in the Indian subcontinent. [...]

Star issues disconnection notice to Sun Direct

Star India has issued a disconnection notice to Sun Direct for non-payment of subscription fees. The payment issue between the broadcaster and the DTH provider is expected to cause service disruption to the latters customers. Channels such as Star Movies, Star World, National Geographic Channel, NGC Wild, Suvarna, Star Vijay, Asianet, Asianet Plus and Star [...]

Star India, Vijay TV challenge TDSAT’s order on inflation-linked tariff hike

Broadcasters have challenged Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellant Tribunals decision on inflation-linked tariff hike. On 28 April, TDSAT had set aside Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indias notice on the 27.5% increase in tariff. Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Star India and Vijay TV have moved Supreme Court for the case. According to the companies, Trai has [...]

Star India supports OTT service providers

Star India, which recently launched its over-the-top app- Hotstar, has extended its support for other OTT players. The broadcaster says that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India should not try to create an artificial distortion by creating a regulatory framework for OTT service providers. According to Star India, there is no evidence that OTT services [...]

Star India’s Maa TV acquisition to cost USD375 mn

Star India is reportedly paying as much as USD375 million to acquire Telugu broadcast network Maa Television Network. Rupert Murdoch-controlled company, Star, had said back in February, 2015 that it will be buying Maa Television Network, which includes Maa TV, Maa Movies, Maa Music and Maa Gold. The Television Post now reports that the company [...]

Star India buys 74% stake in Mashal Sports

Star India has acquired 74% stake in Mashal Sports, Bengaluru based inclusive sports management company, reported Television Post. Mashal Sports has entered into a ten-year deal with International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) to organise Pro Kabbadi League. Mashal Sports is promoted by Anand Mahindra (Mahindra & Mahindra), Rajiv Luthra (Luthra & Luthra Law Offices) and Charu [...]