STAR World


STAR World

Infobox TV channel
name= STAR World
logofile=STAR_World.jpg
launch = 1995 from "STAR Plus"
owner = STAR TV
sister names = STAR Plus
web = [http://www.startv.com/world Official Site]
terr avail = Not Available
cable serv 1 = Cablelink
(Philippines)
cable chan 1 = Channel 35
cable serv 2 = HOT
(Israel)
cable chan 2 = Channel 25
cable serv 3 = SkyCable
(Philippines)
cable chan 3 = Channel 48
cable serv 4 = StarHub
(Singapore)
cable chan 4 = Channel 18
cable serv 5 = First Media
(Indonesia)
cable chan 5 = Channel 35
cable serv 6 = Macau CATV
(Macau)
cable chan 6 = Channel 63
cable serv 7 = VietBao CATV
(Vietnam)
cable chan 7 = Channel 35
cable serv 8 = Hathway
(India)
cable chan 8 = Channel 25
cable serv 9 = UCS
(Bangladesh)
cable chan 9 = Channel 32
cable serv 10 = TrueVisions
(Thailand)
cable chan 10 = Channel 37
cable serv 11 = MediaNet
(Maldives)
cable chan 11 = Channel 6
sat serv 1 = Astro
(Malaysia)
sat chan 1 = Channel 711
sat serv 2 = Astro Nusantara
(Indonesia)
sat chan 2 = Channel 44| sat serv 3 = Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
sat chan 3 = Channel 16
sat serv 4 = Dream Satellite TV
(Philippines)
sat chan 4 = Channel 16
sat serv 5 = now TV
(Hong Kong)
sat chan 5 = Channel 528
sat serv 6 = Tata Sky
(India)
sat chan 6 = Channel 201
sat serv 7 = TrueVisions
(Thailand)
sat chan 7 = Channel 37
sat serv 8 = TelkomVision
(Indonesia)
sat chan 8 = Channel 803
sat serv 9 = Indovision
(Indonesia)
sat chan 9 = Channel 43
sat serv 10 = Dish TV
(India)
sat chan 10 = Channel 457
sat serv 11 = ADD
(Middle East)
sat chan 11 =
sat serv 12 = Big TV
(India)
sat chan 12 = Channel 253
sat serv 13 = Sun Direct TV
(India)
sat chan 13 = Channel 82
adsl serv 1 = IndosatM2
(Indonesia)
adsl chan 1 = Channel ???
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STAR World is an Asian English language cable and satellite television owned by STAR TV. The channel is the successor of STAR Plus, which is now an Indian Hindi/Urdu language entertainment channel. Star World syndicates several popular shows from the United States and United Kingdom to appeal to the English-speaking population of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

History

Before STAR World, STAR Plus was STAR's English language entertainment channel which has started its operations on 1992 and its Hindi counterpart is Zee TV. But after STAR ended their partnership with Zee TV (now "Zee Telefilms, Ltd."), STAR Plus has been changed to Hindi language and had launched STAR World.

Some of the shows originate from the United States, but there is also programming from United Kingdom.

Operating Channels

Although the channel shows the same programming, they mostly differ when it comes to showtimes.

* STAR World Asia - (Broadcast times - HK/SIN and WIB/THAI) simulcast with the "Middle-east feed" at 24:00 to 06:00 (HK/SIN)
* STAR World India - (Broadcast times - IND)
* STAR World Middle-East - (Broadcast times - KSA, UAE and PAK) including [Channel V|Channel [V] programs.
* STAR World Philippines - same programming with "Asia feed", with local commercials and [Channel V|Channel [V] programs, but without the Middle-east simulcast. Selected programs are not available in this feed.

Availability

Afghanistan

* STAR World is available on local cable and Dish TV

India

* STAR World is available in Digital via DTH operators Dish TV, Big TV and Tata Sky , Tata Sky is also a STAR TV asset.
* STAR World is available in Hathway CAS on channel no. 025 and also in also by all digital cable providers.
* STAR World is also available on local cable but only if one buys a set top box and pays lots of money.

Bangladesh

* STAR World is carried by most of the nationwide cable operators

Hong Kong

* STAR World is exclusively available on now TV, starting January 26th, 2005.

Serbia

* STAR World is exclusively available on RTS.

Sri Lanka

* Star World is available in DTH operator Dialog TV

Malaysia

* STAR World is available in Astro (Satellite TV)

Indonesia

* STAR World is available in Astro, Indovision, First Media and TelkomVision.

Israel

* STAR World is available in HOT Cable television

Macau

* STAR World is available in Macau Cable TV.

Middle East

* STAR World is shown on STAR Select and ADD.

Pakistan

* STAR World is available on local cable
* STAR World is available on Sun TV Networks (MMDS Systems)

Philippines

* STAR World is available only in SkyCable, Dream Satellite TV and Cablelink in Metro Manila. (Philippine feed only)
* Although STAR World is available in some provincial cable companies, some are showing the Philippine feed and some are also showing the Southeast Asia feed.
* Its also available in the southern areas in the Philippines.

Papua New Guinea

* STAR World is available in Hitron Limited.

Singapore

* STAR World is available only through subscription to StarHub CableTV.

Taiwan

* STAR World is now available in local cable.

Thailand

* STAR World is available in TrueVisions and on some provincial cable television networks.

Vietnam

* STAR World is available in Ho Chi Minh City (through HTVC & SCTV), Ha Noi (through VCTV) and Vietbao CATV.

Myanmar

* STAR World is available in Rangoon via MRTV-3.

Station IDs

* When the channel was re-launched for the 3rd time in 2005, the song that was played on their SIDs was "Let's Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas.
* On 11 December 2006, the song has been changed to "Come Rain Come Shine" by Tata Young.
* On 15 June 2007, the song has been changed to "Love Today" by Mika.
* On 16 January 2008, the channel was re-launched with its new look. The song has been deleted.

hows

Primetime

These are the shows broadcast on STAR World Asia. All times are HK/SIN time (subtract one hour for WIB/THAI time.) [ [http://www.startv.com/schedules/HK/1c9b46a17677079c691a9b0af26bc683 STAR World Asia Program Schedule] ] Programmes in Bold are not available for the Philippines only. [ [http://telebisyon.net/programa/Star+World+Philippines/weekly/ STAR World Philippines Program Schedule via Telebisyon.net] ] [ [http://www.startv.com/schedules/PH/4028d8bb0fccd6b901107beb7ad7003e STAR World Phlippine Schedule] ] . For India and Middle East schedule, Click here! [ [http://www.startv.com/schedules/IN/80d2cfa53741be232ced72165733a46d STAR World India Program Schedule] ] [ [http://www.startv.com/schedules/ME/2b693532314e60bd310b8ee22c163f51 STAR World Middle East Program Schedule] ]

Returning comedies are in red; new comedies are in pink; returning dramas are in green; new dramas are in blue; reality shows are in yellow; wrestling shows are in gold; talk shows are in orange.

*(E) = Encore Presentation

ee also

* STAR TV
* STAR Plus

References

External links

* [http://www.startv.com/world STAR World Asia]
* [http://starworld.indya.com STAR World India]
* [http://www.starselect.com/channels/world.html STAR World Middle East]


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