Star Utsav is a Hindi general entertainment channel, or GEC, that shows reruns of Star Plus shows. It was launched in 2004 along with Star One, another Hindi GEC (now Star Bharat), and is targeted at rural audiences.
In 2013 it was converted into a free-to-air channel, as with
Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey (and, later, Sony Pal). However, in 2019, it stopped being free-to-air.
A new logo was introduced on 12 January 2015 along with a new graphics package. These were created by Mumbai-based design agency Dynamite Design, which later designed the graphics for the newly-launched
Star Utsav Movies
in 2016. This was the first Hindi Star channel to use the Kohinoor typeface in its on-air design; flagship Hindi GEC
followed suit in 2018, and Bangla GEC
Logo against background.
Star Utsav was one of the last channels to abandon the old logo style of the Star network that had been in use throughout the 2000s. The final channel to do so was Tamil channel
Star Vijay in 2017.
Logo with English text used in the UK from 2016 until the channel’s discontinuation there in 2018.
English logo against background.
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Star India ( Special logos)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus (HD), Star Bharat (HD) and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold (HD), Star Gold Select (HD), Movies OK 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 Tamil | Telugu) Nat Geo Wild ( HD) | Kids’: BabyTV HD 1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay (HD) and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa (HD), Star Maa Movies (HD), Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna (HD) and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet (HD), Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha (HD) and Jalsha Movies (HD) | Marathi: Star Pravah (HD)
Main channels: Star Sports 1 (HD) ( | Hindi (HD) | Tamil | Telugu | Kannada | Bangla | Marathi) Star Sports 2 (HD) | Star Sports 3 Free-to-air channel: Star Sports First (Hindi) Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 (HD), Star Sports Select 2 (HD) Upcoming channels: Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Gujarati
International channels: Africa: Star Life (HD in South Africa, SD elsewhere)
Video-on-demand service: Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 2 (
HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK (HD)/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX (India) (HD) | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V (India) | ESPN India ( HD) | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 3 ( Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) | Star CJ Alive 4
Discontinued 1 : Nat Geo Music (HD), Nat Geo People (HD) and BabyTV (HD)
1Run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there is no dedicated Indian feed. Since 2019, available only in HD and not SD.
2Joint venture with Tata Group.
3Sold to ABP Group.
4Sold to CJ E&M.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
STAR Greater China:
STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | National Geographic ( HD) | Nat Geo Wild ( HD) | Nat Geo People ( HD) | Channel V ( HD)
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
China: Star China Media 1 ( Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia 2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies ( Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV 3
Indonesia: antv 3
Philippines: Viva Cinema 4
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
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.