Star Sports is one of two main sports broadcasters in India, the other being Sony Pictures Sports Networks. It operated under the Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN brands before being rebranded with a single Star Sports brand in 2013.
The Star Sports network operates several television channels, five of them in high definition (including the
Star Sports Select channels), as well as more in Indian regional languages (all branded as Star Sports 1).
STAR Sports logo (1998–2001)
Star Sports underwent a major rebrand on 6 November 2013. The rebrand was commissioned by London-based creative agency
venturethree, which had previously rebranded the Star TV network, Star Plus, Life OK and Star Jalsha. Star Cricket and ESPN were renamed to Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 4, respectively. Further, the online portal StarSports.com was rebranded (it has since been merged into Hotstar).
The graphics package used across all channels consists of flying shafts of colour. Nobel is the on-screen typeface. (In 2017,
Fox Movies in Southeast Asia adopted this font.)
Horizontal lock-up of the logo.
Logo with slogan against black background.
The Star Sports network underwent a minor rebrand on 28 May 2017, as several channels were renamed. The words
Star Sports are now written in a single line.
Logo with slogan.
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Star India ( Special logos)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD ( Other), Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold 2 HD, Star Gold Select HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD 1
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 | Telugu: Star Maa Movies HD and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet Movies | Bengali: Jalsha Movies HD
Music channels: Tamil: Vijay Music | Telugu: Star Maa Music
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Regional languages: Star Sports 1 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla and Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming channels: Bangla: Jalsha Josh | English: Star Movies Select SD | Sports: Star Sports 3 HD, Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati
International channels: Africa: Star Life (HD in South Africa, SD elsewhere)
Video-on-demand service: Disney+ Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 2 (
HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK | HD/Star One Star Movies Action | FX (India) HD | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V (India) | ESPN India ( HD) | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 3 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 4 | MTV 5
Discontinued 1: Nat Geo Music HD, Nat Geo People HD and BabyTV
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 ENM.
5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
STAR Greater China:
STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | National Geographic ( HD) | Nat Geo Wild ( HD) | Nat Geo People ( HD) | Channel V ( HD)
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
China: Star China Media 1 ( Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia 2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies ( Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV 3
Indonesia: antv 4 | Film Indonesia
Philippines: Viva Cinema 5
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
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 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.