Star Sports First is a Hindi-language sports TV channel from India’s Star Sports network. It was launched on 21 July 2017 as a free-to-air channel on the government-owned DD Free Dish platform.
Despite several Hindi entertainment and movie channels being removed from DD Free Dish in March 2019, as a result of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s drastic changes in TV channel pricing and packaging in December 2018 and January 2019, Star Sports First continues to be available on DD Free Dish.
Zee’s Big Magic has not been removed either.
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD, 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
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 | Sports: Star Sports 3 HD, Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati | Odia: Star Kirano
United Kingdom and Europe: Utsav Plus | Utsav Gold | Utsav Bharat
Africa: Star Life
Taiwan: Star Movies HD
Video-on-demand service: Disney+ Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 1 (
HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V (India) | ESPN India | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 2 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 3 | MTV 4 | Star China Media 5 ( | Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star) antv 6 | Film Indonesia | Star World (Asia) 7, Star Movies 7 ( | Asia, Philippines and Taiwan) Viva Cinema 8 | Channel V (Korea)
Discontinued: Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo People | BabyTV
1Joint venture with Tata Group.
2Sold to ABP Group.
3Sold to CJ ENM.
4Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
5Sold to China Media Capital.
6Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
7Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
8Relaunched as Pinoy Box Office.