STAR TV is a part of News Corporation ('NewsCorp'), one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates with operations spanning in the US, Continental Europe, UK, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin. NewsCorp operates in various segments of the media industry across five continents and holds leadership positions in most of them.
Since its launch in 1991, STAR TV has grown from a broadcaster of five television channels into Asia's leading media and entertainment company. Today, STAR is one of the most recognizable brands in Asia, broadcasting over 60 services in 13 languages, offering a comprehensive choice of entertainment, sports, movies, music, news, documentaries and kids' programming. STAR touches the lives of than 400 million viewers in 53 countries.
In India, STAR TV has a network of 22 channels in eight languages. Its television brands include Star Plus, Star Movies, Star World, Star One, Star News, Star Gold, Star Utsav, Vijay, Channel [V], Star Ananda, Star Jalsha, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna and Sitara.
STAR India has also JVs with different entities to augment its business. Its investments include cable (Hathway), DTH (Tata Sky), distribution (STAR DEN), Southern language broadcasting (STAR-Jupiter), filmed entertainment (FOX STAR Studios), news (MCCS) and home shopping (STAR-CJ).