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. Later, the SE Asia feed was now replaced with simulcast of Fox News in 2006.
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.
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).
Notes: 1Originally owned, sold or discontinued by The Walt Disney Company India before its acquisition of Star. 2Joint venture with Tata Group. 3Sold to ABP Group. 4Sold to CJ ENM. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V and Channel V India. 6Sold to China Media Capital. 7Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%). 8Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Defunct since 1 October 2021. 9Relaunched as Pinoy Box Office, later known as PBO.