|STAR Plus||Star Plus is a Hindi language general entertainment based television channel.
The channel is part of the STAR TV network's bouquet of channels. STAR Plus' programming primarily consists of family dramas and telefilms.
STAR India, the leading media and entertainment company, has the highest reach among the country's broadcasters, beaming to over 168 million people every week across India and over 65 countries across the globe. Its portfolio includes 32 channels in eight languages spanning the household brands STAR Plus, STAR One, STAR Gold, Channel [V], STAR Jalsha, STAR Pravah, STAR World, STAR Movies, STAR Utsav; along with the joint venture channels Asianet, Asianet Plus, STAR Vijay, Suvarna, STAR News, ESPN and STAR Sports.
When it was first launched on February 21, 1992, STAR Plus was an English language television channel showing international content from the U.S., the UK and Australia, with Zee TV being the Hindi language channel. However, after STAR (subsequently acquired by News Corporation) ended its relationship with Zee TV, STAR Plus was transformed into a 24 hour Hindi language channel, with STAR World becoming the network's English language channel. But competitors like Sony Entertainment Television and Zee TV were in the lead, and STAR Plus struggled to survive with shows like Kora Kagaz and Saans.
In 2000, the company's CEO Sameer Nair and programming chief Tarun Katial introduced a number of new shows, catapulting the channel to its current number one position.
|Launched||1992 (as Star TV)
1996 (as STAR Plus)
|Owned by||News Corporation|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3),
|Broadcast area||Australia, Europe, United Kingdom Hong Kong, India, Middle East, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Mauritius, Indian Ocean, United States, Canada|
|Replaced||Zee TV (1992-1995)|
|Sister channels||Star Ananda, STAR One, STAR Utsav, STAR World, STAR Gold STAR Movies and Asianet|
|Tags star plus, star plus India, star plus tv, star plus live, star tv, family dramas, star broadcasts, entertainment channel|