Star Sports 4


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ESPN India parted ways with Star TV in 2013, and the ESPN Star Sports joint venture came to an end. The Star Sports channels were rebranded on 6 November 2013, with a unified Star Sports brand replacing the individual Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN brands. ESPN became Star Sports 4; ESPN HD became Star Sports HD2, which in 2017 became Star Sports 2 HD.

HD: 2015–2017

An HD version was launched in 2015 and shut in 2017.

In 2015, before the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Star Sports HD3 and HD4 were launched. However, Star Sports HD4 was shut down in May 2017, and Star Sports 4 became Star Sports 1 Tamil.

Star Sports 1 Tamil



The Star Sports network was rebranded for a second time on 28 May 2017. Star Sports 4 SD became Star Sports 1 Tamil, and its HD feed was discontinued. In 2017–19, several other channels in regional languages were launched using the Star Sports 1 name.

An HD version was scheduled to be launched on 1 December 2021 along with an HD version of Star Sports 1 Telugu.[1] However, on 26 November 2021, these launches were indefinitely postponed, due to a delay in the TRAI’s new tariff rules. They are now expected to launch some time in 2022.[2]