ABP Majha is the leading Marathi TV news channel in India. Launched in 2007 as Star Majha, as a joint venture between the ABP Group and Star TV, ABP Group acquired full control of the channel (as well as Star’s other news channels at the time, Star News and Star Ananda) in 2012, renaming them to use the ABP name on 1 June 2012. Its competitors include Zee 24 Taas, News18 Lokmat, TV9 Marathi, Saam TV and Jai Maharashtra.
The channel was launched on 22 June 2007.
Star India exited the news business in 2012, selling it to the
ABP Group, which already had a stake in the Bengali news channel Star Ananda. Therefore, on 1 June 2012, Star News (Hindi), Star Ananda (Bengali) and Star Majha (Marathi) were renamed to ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha, respectively.
The channels and properties of the ABP Network (
ABP News, ABP Ananda, ABP Majha, ABP Asmita, ABP Sanjha, ABP Ganga and the news portal ABP Live) rebranded with a new logo scheme on 16 December 2020, removing the box from around the channel logos. The new brand identity was conceptualised by Saffron Brand Consultants.
Moreover, all the TV channels moved their logo bugs from the traditional top right corner, the standard for most Indian news channels, to the rarely-used bottom left corner (which was always used by
ABP Ganga since its launch in 2019).
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD, Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold 2 HD, Star Gold Select HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids: BabyTV HD
Entertainment channels: Tamil: Star Vijay HD | Telugu: Star Maa HD | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD | Malayalam: Asianet HD and Asianet Plus | Bengali: Star Jalsha HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
Movie channels: Tamil: Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa Movies HD and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet Movies | Bengali: Jalsha Movies HD
Music channels: Tamil: Vijay Music | Telugu: Star Maa Music
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Regional languages: Star Sports 1 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla and Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming channels: Bangla: Jalsha Josh | English: Star Movies Select | Sports: Star Sports 3 HD, Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati | Marathi: Pravah Picture | Odia: Star Kirano
United Kingdom and Europe: Utsav Plus HD, Utsav Gold HD and Utsav Bharat
Middle East and Southeast Asia: Vijay TV
Africa: Star Life
Taiwan: Star Movies HD
Video-on-demand service: Disney+ Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 1 (
HD, + HD, Tata Sky Binge+; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V (India) | ESPN India | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 2 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 3 | MTV 4 | Star China Media 5 ( | Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star) antv 6 | Film Indonesia | Star World (Asia) 7, Star Movies 7 ( | Asia, Philippines and Taiwan) Viva Cinema 8 | Channel V (Korea)
Discontinued: Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo People | BabyTV
1Joint venture with Tata Group.
2Sold to ABP Group.
3Sold to CJ ENM.
4Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
5Sold to China Media Capital.
6Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
7Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
8Relaunched as Pinoy Box Office.