Tag Archives: Star India

Star India introducing Tamil GEC Vijay Plus

Star India is introducing a new general entertainment channel called Vijay Plus. The new Tamil channel is expected to strengthen the networks presence in Tamil Nadu. The network is reportedly waiting for a government nod to launch the channel. We are still waiting to get our license for Vijay Plus from the government, K Sriram, [...]

Star India, BT Media partner for delivering 4K broadcast of Cricket World Cup

Star India partnered with BT Media & Broadcast to deliver 4K/ ultra-high-definition live coverage of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup that was held in Australia from February 15th to March 29th 2015. Three partners of BT viz NEP Australia, Nevion and Sydney Teleport Services facilitated the UHD transmission. BT Media & Broadcast provided the complete [...]

Star India channels introduced on CineFunTVs content slate

Star India channels are now available on CineFunTV, which is a South Asian content platform. The new pack includes popular Indian TV channels such as Star Plus, Life Ok and Star Jalsha. CineFunTV provides content to the South Asian community living in Europe and the UK. “The launch of Star Network on CineFunTV is part [...]

Star India acquires Screen

Star India has signed a definitive agreement with Indian Express Group to acquire Screen, a weekly publication on films. This deal enables Star India to enhance content offering on its digital and television platforms. Star will also integrate the Screen Awards property. Besides, it will get exclusive ownership of the Screen brand franchise including all [...]

Supreme Court lets Doordarshan to share Cricket World Cup feed with cable operators

The Supreme Court permits Prasar Bharati to share live feed of India-centric ICC World Cup 2015 matches with cable operators and direct-to-home networks. On 10 February, the court had issued an interim stay order. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi on 17 February said that the stay order will continue till it finally decides the [...]

A sneak peek of Hotstar experience in its beta version

Star India introduced an over-the-top service, Hotstar last month and scrapped its other streaming service, Star Player. Hotstar application is available for free on the website (hotstar.com) and through iOS and Android applications. The company banks on advertisements for monetisation. Star India anticipates 20 to 25% of revenue contribution from the service to its overall [...]

Star India acquires Maa TV

Star India adheres to inorganic growth in Telugu television industry. It has announced the acquisition of Maa Television Network. Star India has planned to enhance quality of content and to bring in more innovation. Maa TV group is owned by industrialist, Nimmagadda Prasad; Rajya Sabha member, Chiranjeevi and actor, Nagarjuna. It operates four Telugu channels [...]

SC lets Prasar Bharati to share cricket feeds with cable operators provisionally

Prasar Bharati has provisionally won a conflict against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), ESPN and Star India over sharing live feeds of Cricket World Cup 2015 with cable operators. The Supreme Court has issued an interim stay order against Delhi High Court order which had restrained Doordarshan from sharing the live feeds. [...]

TDSAT directs Canara Star to clear subscription dues to Star India

Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed Canara Star Communications to clear INR1.5 million and INR1.8 million subscription dues by 20 February and 31 March respectively to Star India. The tribunal has asked Star India to hold on its decision of disconnecting signals to the Karnataka based MSO until 20 February. Canara Star [...]

Star India launches OTT service

Star India has announced the launch of its over-the-top (OTT) video service, HotStar. The service streams TV shows, films and sports coverage to multiple online devices. Currently, the company is running the soft launch and it is providing over 20,000 hours of content across India. The company has merged its online content distribution platform, Star [...]