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.
Notes: 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 E&M. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Notes: 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 International 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.