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Contents

2002–2005 (pre-launch) 2005–2007 2008–2010 2010–2012
2002–2005 (pre-launch) 2005–2007 2008–2010 2010–2012
2012–January 2016 January–September 2016 2016 (pre-launch) September 2016–present
2012–January 2016 January–September 2016 2016 (pre-launch) September 2016–present


MCMtv

2002–2005 (pre-launch)

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CStar was originally founded on June 20, 2002 as MCMtv. Upon its foundation, it was originally a TV production company.

Europe 2 TV

2005 (prelaunch)

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2005–2007

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On October 17, 2005, CStar was changed into a TV channel and were renamed to Europe 2 TV by launching the channel officially. Its name was taken from the radio network Europe 2.

The identity was created by View. The idents centered around loudspeakers that were situated in odd places, such as in a tattooed man, a bicycle or a pair of sneakers.

Virgin 17

2008–2010

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In tandem with the rebrand of Europe 2 to Virgin Radio, Europe 2 TV relaunched as Virgin 17 at midnight between December 31, 2007 and January 1, 2008.

The new identity was created by View.

Direct Star

2010–2012

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In March 2010, Lagardère entered talks about selling Virgin 17 to Bolloré Media.[1] The deal was finalised in June. As a result of the change in ownership, Virgin 17 will change its name to Direct Star. The relaunch is scheduled for 7 p.m. on September 1, 2010.

The logo for the relaunched channel was revealed on July 27, 2010. The new logo and graphics were created by Dream On

D17

2012-2016

2012–January 2016

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January–September 2016

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CStar

2016–present

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