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Star Gold is the flagship Hindi movie channel of the Star TV network in India. Launched in September 2000 as a classic Hindi movie channel, it rebranded to a mainstream Bollywood channel in 2004, in line with the established Hindi movie channels Zee Cinema and Sony Max. Star’s other Hindi movie channels are Star Gold 2 (formerly Movies OK), Star Gold Select and Star Utsav Movies.

Since The Walt Disney Company acquired Star in March 2019, UTV Movies, UTV Action and UTV HD have become indirect sister channels to the above channels, giving the Star+UTV combine a total of nine Hindi movie channels (not including the HD version of Star Gold 2, which has not been officially launched).


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Star gold logo 2000 Star Gold 2001 IMG-20190805-233336 Star Gold Star Gold 2011 Star Gold 2020
2000–2001 2001–2004 2004–2011 2011–2020 2020–present

2000–2001

Star gold logo 2000

Star Gold was launched in September 2000 as a classic Hindi movie channel, showing movies released up until the 1980s.

2001–2004

Star Gold 2001 IMG-20190805-233336

In around 2001, the logo was brought in line with the updated logos of Star Plus and Star Vijay, which had been introduced that year.

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Stargold1

2004–2011

Star Gold

Due to rising competition from Zee Cinema and SET Max, Star Gold gradually turned to mainstream Hindi movies. A new logo was released in 2004 by inverting the colours of its predecessor.

HD: 15 April–10 September 2011


Star Gold HD

Star Gold launched an HD feed on 15 April 2011 along with Star Plus, Star World and Star Movies. These channels, along with National Geographic Channel HD (which had been launched in 2010), were branded by the Star network as Asli HD (real HD) channels, since India had only just been introduced to high-definition television in 2010.Footnote

Star Gold HD Ident

Star Gold HD Ident

2011–2020

Star Gold 2011

Star Gold rebranded on 10 September 2011 to coincide with the world television première of the movie Singham. The logo and graphics were designed by Dynamite Design of Mumbai, who also designed the graphics for the Bangla movie channel Jalsha Movies in 2012. They were unchanged for more than eight years.

The long-standing black-and-gold logo of the channel was abandoned in favour of a new multicoloured logo. The graphics package consists of flying red-orange strips. A new slogan was introduced: Karo Dil Ki (Follow Your Heart). Century Gothic, a widely-available font, was used as the on-screen typeface, in stark contrast to premium commercial fonts like Fedra Sans and Kohinoor that have been used by Star.


2020–present

Star Gold 2020

At midnight on 1 February 2020, Star Gold introduced a new logo and graphics package after more than eight years since the previous rebrand. This was to coincide with the launch of Star Gold 2, replacing Movies OK, which also uses this new graphics package (though with a green shade).

Like its predecessor, the logo wordmark uses a commonplace font, Futura PT Bold, which is very similar to Century Gothic, the predecessor. However, the new graphics use a different and possibly custom-made typeface, which has some resemblance to the free Now font. As with other recent rebrands of the Star network, such as Star Plus (2018) and Star Jalsha (2019), the graphics were designed in-house, with no design credit given.

Footnote

  • This was Star’s only HD channel to use this logo style, with the general design of the Star channel logos used throughout the 2000s (a rectangle with opposite corners rounded, and the name of the channel next to a star). Tamil channel Star Vijay was the last to stop using this logo system when it rebranded in June 2017; its HD version, launched in May 2016 with the previous logo, did not have the word ‘HD’ written in the same style as the original Star Gold HD logo (with the word ‘HD’ at the same size as the rectangular holding shape).


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