This article is about the Indian TV channel. For the Southeast Asian TV channel formerly known as Star World, see Fox Life (Asia). For the Taiwanese TV channel formerly known as FOX Taiwan, see Star World (Taiwan).


2000–2001 2001–2004 2004–2008 2008–present
2000–2001 2001–2004 2004–2008 2008–present

Star World is an English general entertainment channel (GEC) in India; it complements Star World Premiere HD and Disney International HD (and, formerly, FX). They compete with ZEEL’s Zee Café and Viacom18’s Colors Infinity and Comedy Central, as well as SPN’s AXN until its shutdown in 2020.

Star World was launched to fill the gap when Star Plus transformed from an English GEC to a Hindi GEC in July 2000. (Disney International HD is now an indirect sister channel to Star World after The Walt Disney Company acquired Star in March 2019.)




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The logo in India has remained unchanged since 22 December 2008 when all the Star World channels in Asia and the Middle East rebranded. However, the graphics package was changed once, in 2015.

Star World in India has used the same logo since 2008, unlike its Southeast Asian counterpart, which used several logos before being rebranded to Fox Life on 1 October 2017. In India, Star World and Fox Life are different channels.


The current graphics package was introduced on 1 January 2015.

HD: 2011–present

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Star World launched an HD feed on 15 April 2011 along with Star Plus, Star Gold and Star Movies. These channels, along with National Geographic Channel HD (which had been launched in 2010), were branded by the Star network as Asli HD (real HD) channels, since India had only just been introduced to high-definition television in 2010.

On 1 December 2021, Star World India and Star World Premiere HD were expected to shut down, along with several other Disney and Star channels in India, leaving Disney International HD as the broadcaster’s only English GEC.[1][2] However, on 26 November 2021, these shutdowns were indefinitely postponed, due to a delay in the TRAI’s new tariff rules. They are now expected to shut down some time in 2022.[3]