The Indian version of
National Geographic was launched in 1998 by Star TV and is one of the largest channels in the knowledge and infotainment genre in India. It and its sister channel National Geographic Wild compete with Discovery, Animal Planet, History TV18 and Sony BBC Earth.
National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel was launched in India on 1 July 1998, tying up with the then-News Corporation's Asian subsidiary
Star TV in 1999. In 2000, a Hindi audio feed was launched, with more languages over the years.
In India this logo has almost always been used since 2005; the word 'Channel' was added only for a brief period in 2014–2016, and removed after the network's worldwide rebranding in November 2016.
National Geographic HD
On 30 June 2010,
Star launched National Geographic HD as the second-ever HD channel in India, Discovery HD World being the first. Until February 2016 it was shared with the Asian HD feed, like Nat Geo Wild HD. In February 2016, National Geographic HD and Nat Geo Wild HD got dedicated Indian feeds that are simulcasts of the SD feeds (Nat Geo SD has always been an Indian feed since its launch in 1998).
2016–present Introduced after the worldwide rebrand of National Geographic in November 2016.
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD ( | Other) Star Bharat HD | Star Utsav | Youth entertainment/music: Bindass 1 | Movies: Star Gold HD | Star Gold 2 (HD upcoming) | Star Gold Select HD | Star Utsav Movies | UTV Movies 1 | UTV Action 1 | UTV HD 1
English: Entertainment: Star World HD | Star World Premiere HD | Disney International HD 1 | Movies: Star Movies HD | Star Movies Select HD (SD upcoming) | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD | Nat Geo Wild HD | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Kids: Disney Channel 1 (HD upcoming) | Hungama 1 (HD upcoming) | Marvel HQ 1 | Disney Junior 1 | 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 (HD upcoming) | Telugu: Star Maa Movies HD and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet Movies (HD upcoming) | Bengali: Jalsha Movies HD
Music channels: Tamil: Vijay Music | Telugu: Star Maa Music
English: Star Sports 1 HD | Star Sports 2 HD | Star Sports 3 | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD | Star Sports First
Regional languages: Star Sports 1 Tamil (HD upcoming), Telugu (HD upcoming), Kannada, Bangla and Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming and planned channels:
National channels: Hindi movies: Star Gold Romance | Star Gold Thrills | Star Gold 2 HD | English movies: Star Movies Select SD | Kids: Super Hungama | Hungama HD | Disney Channel HD
Regional languages: Tamil: Vijay Super HD | Star Sports 1 Tamil HD | Telugu: Star Sports 1 Telugu HD | Malayalam: Asianet Movies HD | Marathi: Pravah Picture HD | Bengali: Jalsha Josh | Odia: Star Kirano HD
United Kingdom and Europe: Utsav Plus HD, Utsav Gold HD and Utsav Bharat | UMP Movies 1
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 2 (
HD, + HD, Tata Sky Binge/Binge+; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX | Fox Crime | Channel V | ESPN | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil and Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports | UTV World Movies 1 | UTV Stars HD, 1 | Bindass Play 1 | UTV Action Telugu 1
Divested: News network 3 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 4 | MTV (India) 5 | Bloomberg UTV/UTVi 1
International channels discontinued in India: Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo People | BabyTV
Unlaunched: Star Sports 1 Gujarati | Star Sports 1 Malayalam
Star China Media 5 ( | Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star) antv 6 | Film Indonesia | Star World (Asia) 8, Star Movies 8 ( | Asia, Philippines and Taiwan) Viva Cinema 9 | Channel V (Korea)
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.
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.