- This article is about the Indian TV channel. For the Southeast Asian TV channel formerly known as Star World, see Fox Life (Asia).
Star World is an English general entertainment channel (GEC) in India; it complements the HD-only Star World Premiere HD and the now-defunct FX. It was launched in 2000 to fill the gap when Star Plus transformed from an English GEC to a Hindi GEC.
Star World’s main competitors are ZEEL’s Zee Café, SPN’s AXN and Viacom18’s Colors Infinity and Comedy Central. (The HD-only Disney International HD was once another competitor, but it is now an indirect sister channel to Star World after The Walt Disney Company acquired Star in March 2019.)
The logo in India has remained unchanged since 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 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.
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.
| Part of Disney India (The Walt Disney Company)
English: Entertainment: Star World (HD) and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies (HD) and Star Movies Select HD | Lifestyle: Fox Life (HD) and Nat Geo People HD1 | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic (HD) and Nat Geo Wild (HD) | Music: Nat Geo Music HD1 | Kids’: BabyTV HD1
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)
Former channels and properties:
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties: