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STAR TV 1990

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STAR TV (Initially an abbreviation for Satellite Television Asian Region) was launched on 1 August 1990 by Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa (now CK Hutchison Holdings) to become a pan-Asian television network. It later expanded its service into Taiwan, Mainland China, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

On 1 July 1993, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation purchased 63.6% shares of STAR TV for $525 million, followed by the purchase of the remaining on the same day, becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corp.


STAR TV 1995

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Yet another company-wide look from Novocom was adopted on 10 October 1994. A new look for the STAR network was introduced in 1995. All STAR TV channels adopted logos with a rotating star and a square. In any channel promos, the Star TV logo spinning dice format in every sides.


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Star underwent a corporate rebrand on 1 February 2001 and introduced a new set of logos. The logo scheme of the Star network (the name of the channel next to the Star logo icon, contained within a rectangle with two opposite corners rounded) that had been used throughout 3 November 2008.

On 1 August 2009, News Corporation restructured Star TV Network by dividing them into three divisions: Star India, which retained Star TV's India channels, Fox International Channels Asia (later Fox Networks Group) in Southeast Asia region, and Star Greater China which comprising all assets in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Meanwhile, another division in the Middle East, Star Select was later absorbed into Fox Arabia.

Star Greater China itself later broke-up into Star China Media, which was sold to China Media Capital on 1 January 2014 and remaining assets in Hong Kong and Taiwan became a part of Fox Networks Group Asia. Thus, Star TV transformed into a foreign-owned Indian media company.

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On 1 April 2011, nearly a year after British design agency venturethree rebranded Star TV’s flagship channel Star Plus, it introduced a new corporate identity for the Star TV network, with Kohinoor as the corporate typeface. The identity was centred on a glowing star, dubbed the ‘Hot Star’. This is not to be confused with the network’s digital streaming service, Hotstar, which was launched in 2015.

From 28 June 2013 to 19 March 2019, Star India was a part of now-defunct 21st Century Fox after the original News Corporation was split.


Star TV 2016

On 20 March 2019, The Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, of which Star India was a fully-owned subsidiary. The Walt Disney Company’s Indian operations were greatly augmented by the acquisition, as Star India, Star’s digital content platform Hotstar and direct-to-home satellite TV operator Tata Sky are now part of the Disney portfolio.

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