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.
ABP News 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.
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 took full control of the channel in 2003 and turned it into STAR News, a 24-hour Hindi news channel.
English version (2001–2006).
Logo with tagline Aapko Rakhe Aage (‘Keeps you ahead’).
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 International 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.