Star World

This article is about the Asian English-language television network. For Indian edition of this channel, see Star World India. For robotics, see star world. For the apparel brand, see Starworld. For other uses, see Star-world.
Star World

Star World logo used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia
Launched 15 December 1991 (as Star Plus)
31 March 1996 (as Star World)
Owned by Fox Networks Group
Picture format 576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country  Hong Kong
Language English
Broadcast area Hong Kong (channel based in Asia Pacific available: China, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Middle East, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh.)
Headquarters Hong Kong
Formerly called Star Plus
(15 December 1991 – 31 March 1996)
Sister channel(s)

Channel 711 (SD)
Channel 722 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 28
Dream Satellite TV
Channel 16
Channel 64 (SD)
Channel 116 (HD)
Dish TV
Channel 457 (SD)
Channel 39 (HD)
Channel 302 (HD)
Channel 156
Tata Sky
Channel 201 (HD)
Channel 202 (SD)
Reliance Digital TV
Channel 253
Sun Direct
Channel 82
Airtel digital TV
Channel 148 (SD)
Channel 149 (HD)
Channel 224 (HD)
Channel 6254 (HD)
VTC Digital
Channel 16 (HD)
Channel 22
Channel 600
Top TV
Channel 156
Videocon d2h
Channel 179 (SD)
Channel 180 (HD)
G Sat
Channel 36 (HD)
Yes TV
Channel 444
Channel 61 (SD)
Channel 40 (HD)
Channel 387 (SD)
Channel 421 (HD)
Sky Net
Channel 35 (SD)
Channel 56 (SD)
Channel 63 (HD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 210 (HD)
(Middle East & North Africa)
Channel 62 (HD)
Cable Star Iloilo
Channel 31
Channel 28 (SD)
Channel 128 (HD)
Channel 48 (SD)
Channel 172 (HD)
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc.
(Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines)
Channel 31 (SD)
Parasat Cable TV
Channel 47
StarHub TV
Channel 501 (SD/HD)
First Media
Channel 35
Channel 327 (HD)
Macau Cable TV
Channel 701 (HD)
Channel 50 (SD)
Channel 377 (HD)
Channel 32
Channel 372
Channel 520 (SD)
Channel 810 (HD)
WorldCall Cable TV
Channel 64
Channel 79 (HD)
Saigontourist Cable TV
(Saigon, Vietnam)
Channel 65
Jogja Medianet
Channel 6
Southern Networks
Channel 47
Channel 51
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 521
Groovia TV
Channel 61
Channel 85
Mio TV
Channel 301 (HD)
TOT iptv
Channel 201 (HD)
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel no 77
Streaming media
M2V Mobile TV
Channel 10

Star World is a 24-hour Asian English language cable and satellite television channel owned by STAR TV and Fox Networks Group, two fully owned subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox. It is the successor to Star Plus, which is now one of its sister channels. The channel mostly syndicates popular shows from the United States, the United Kingdom and sometimes Australia to appeal to English-speaking locals as well as the expatriate population of South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.[1]


Star Plus (15 December 1991 – 31 March 1996)

Star World was earlier named Star Plus. It was first launched on 15 December 1991, and is a 24-hour English-language television channel showcasing international content from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia with Zee TV being the Hindi satellite television channel and its India counterpart was Zee Telefilm and India was Zee TV. But after STAR TV ended its partnership with Zee Telefilm, STAR Plus started telecasting the 1991 British comedy television programme series Mr. Bean (from ITV) with English dubbing and Chinese subtitles while STAR News showed the delayed telecasts of English news programmes.

Almost three years later in 1994, STAR Plus officially 'split' its beam, in effect, providing two separate services for different regional audiences within the STAR TV Network footprint. This enables the Channel to provide appropriate programming and viewing time for our viewers from different regions in Asia.

Star World (31 March 1996-now)

Star Plus stopped transmissions on 31 March 1996 at midnight. At the same time, STAR TV was rebranded as a 24-hour Hindi general entertainment satellite television channel, and it was split into two satellite television stations such:

In 1997, STAR Plus' northern beam 24-hour English-language service was renamed STAR World to differentiate the channel from STAR Plus' southern service which carries a 50/50 mix of Indian-produced programming alongside international shows. STAR World is currently available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Southeast Asia and The Middle East.

Star World unveiled its new logo, a diamond star with the trademark swoosh in magenta and the name of the channel in a new font. These were adopted on 1 January 2011 at 00:00 HKT/1600 UTC.

Star World is the highest rated female-oriented channel in the Philippines. Some of the shows originate from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Operating channels

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



Star World is available on local cable and Dish TV.


Star World is carried by most nationwide cable operators.

Hong Kong

Star World is exclusively available on now TV, starting 26 January 2005.


Main article: Star World India

Star World is available in India on Dish TV, Airtel digital TV, Tata Sky, other major satellite television providers, Hathway, You Scod18 and other Indian cable systems.


Star World is available on Aora TV, First Media, IndosatM2, Groovia TV, Indovision, Top TV, OkeVision, Orange TV Satelit, M2V Mobile TV, TelkomVision, Yes TV and Astro Nusantara (ceased operations).


Star World is available on Macau Cable TV.


Star World is available in Malaysia on Astro.

Middle East and North Africa

Star World is shown on OSN Network and displays in HD.


Star World is available everywhere in Myanmar via SKYNET DTH and 4TV DTH


Star World is available on DWN, PTCL Smart TV, NayaTel, WorldCall CATV, Wateen, and all cable systems.

Papua New Guinea

Star World is available in Hitron Limited.


Star World Philippines is available on SkyCable, G Sat, Dream Satellite TV, Destiny Cable, Cablelink, Cignal Digital TV and other Cable Providers Nationwide.


Star World is available on all cable networks, dth operators and IPTV providers in Nepal.


Star World is available via subscription with either StarHub TV or SingTel mio TV.

South Pacific

Star World is available throughout the South Pacific through Sky Pacific.

Sri Lanka

Star World is available on the following pay TV platforms Dialog TV, LBN Cable TV, and PEO TV.


STAR World is currently available on most local cable. STAR World HD Asia is available in DishHD.


STAR World is available on all major pay-TV operators: VTVcab (HD), SCTV (SD & HD), K+ (SD), HTVC (HD), MyTV (HD), FPT Television (SD & HD), MobiTV (SD & HD)...

Station IDs


Current programming






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