Not to be confused with Star Sports 1 Hindi, which was known as Star Sports 3 from 2013 to 2017.

Star Sports 3 is a sports channel in India from the Star Sports network. It was launched on 15 September 2018 in place of Channel V, which shut down on that day. It is not to be confused with another channel originally named Star Sports 3, which was renamed to Star Sports 1 Hindi on 28 May 2017.



In November 2017 Star India decided to shut down Channel V India and launch a dedicated Kannada-language sports channel, Star Sports 1 Kannada, in its place. However, since the broadcasting licence of Star Sports 1 Kannada was awarded only in May 2018[1], Star's plan to rebrand Channel V to Star Sports 1 Kannada was put on hold.

However, in August 2018, Star decided not to have a dedicated Kannada sports channel for the time being. Instead, it launched Star Sports 3 on 15 September 2018, and shut down Channel V. Nevertheless, Star launched Star Sports 1 Kannada separately on 29 December 2018.

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