ABP News is one of the largest Hindi news channels in India, owned by the ABP News Network, which in turn is owned by the ABP Group, a primarily Bengali-language media group. It was known as Star News from its launch in 1998 until Star sold its news channels to ABP Group, with the rebrand effective from 1 June 2012. It has used the slogan Aapko Rakhe Aage (Keeping You Ahead) since its inception.
STAR News (with STAR capitalised, as was the norm until the mid-2000s) was launched on 18 February 1998 as a five-year joint venture between STAR TV (now Star TV) and Indian news media company NDTV.
Star News Ident 1999
This English-language logo was used alongside the Hindi version (introduced in 2003) until 2006, after which it was retired.
Star took full control of the channel in 2003 from NDTV, and turned it into STAR News, a 24-hour Hindi news channel.
Logo with slogan Aapko Rakhe Aage (Keeps you ahead).
Star News - Old ident 2005
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.
Notes: 1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed. 2Joint venture with Tata Group. 3Sold to ABP Group. 4Sold to CJ E&M. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Notes: 1Sold to China Media Capital. 2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group. 3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995. 4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%). 5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.