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Star World HD New Frequency on Es’hail-2 @ 26.0°E

Star World HD New Frequency on Es’hail-2 @ 26.0°E

Star World (formerly known as Star Plus) is an English language entertainment television channel originally launched on 15 December 1991 as Star Entertainment (娛樂台) by STAR TV in Hong Kong as the old iteration of Star Plus. On 30 March 1996, the channel was split into two, when the former became Star World in East and Southeast Asia part of STAR TV’s rebranding, and the latter retained the Star Plus name in India and the Middle East. However, after Star (subsequently acquired by News Corporation) ended its partnership with Zee TV on 30 June 2000, Star Plus was transformed into a Hindi-language channel on 1 July 2000, with Star World being already introduced in the region as an English entertainment replacement.

The channel’s programming line-up mostly consists of entertainment television programmes from the United States, the United Kingdom and sometimes Australia and New Zealand 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.History

Star World was first launched on 15 December 1991 as Star Entertainment (娛樂台). It was an 24-hour English language general entertainment channel showed dramas, movie and variety shows from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, with Zee TV being the Hindi language general entertainment channel counterpart operated the channel joint venture with Zee Telefilms which uplinked Hindi channel Zee TV from Hong Kong. The channel was broadcast across the continent of Asia, reaching from the Far East to the Middle East, as with AsiaSat 1’s footprint. Star TV have since regionalised the channel to serve its huge viewerships. On 1 October 1992, Star Entertainment was officially renamed as Star Plus (合家歡台). During the launch, Star Entertainment was backed by two major Hollywood conglomerate film studios and television production including 20th Century Studios (former 20th Century Fox) and 20th Television (former 20th Century Television).

On 1 May 1994, All movie backed by one major Hollywood conglomerate film studios including 20th Century Studios (former 20th Century Fox) was officially moved from Star Plus to Star Movies because due to Star Movies was officially opened. Star Plus continue to be an English language general entertainment channel.

On 30 March 1996, STAR TV split Star Plus’ beam into two, in effect, providing two separate services for different regional audiences within STAR TV’s footprint. This enabled the channel to provide appropriate programming and viewing time for viewers from different regions in Asia. Star Plus would serve viewers in India and the Middle East from then on, while the new Star World channel welcomed those in East and Southeast Asia. Star TV converted Star Plus into Hindi entertainment channel with some English content programming. Earlier, STAR TV had a joint venture with Zee Telefilms which uplinked Hindi channel Zee TV from Hong Kong. But that partnership with that channel ended on 30 June 2000, resulted the new Star World channel as English entertainment replacement on 1 July 2000 for India and the Middle East.

On 1 October 2017, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian version of Star World was rebranded to Fox Life. The Good Fight was the last program to air before re-brand (Bolt of Talent in Philippine feed). Star World brand remains in versions broadcast to the Middle East, Taiwan, India as well as other South Asian markets.

On 1 February 2020, the Taiwanese version closed down and some programs are moved to Fox. However, two years later, on 1 January 2022, Fox Taiwan reverted back to Star World Taiwan.

Star World HD
Frequency MHz 11350
Polarization Vertical
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC 2/3
Transmission DVB-S2
Modulation 8PSK
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