CENTENNIAL, Colo. and NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Media Distribution and STAR TV, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation and Asia's leading media and entertainment company, today announced the signing of a deal for carriage of STAR India PLUS, STAR India GOLD, Life OK, and STAR India NEWS with Time Warner Cable.
STAR India PLUS, officially the #1 Asian television channel in India and the UK*, will soon be available to Time Warner Cable customers in select markets. STAR India PLUS is a 24/7 premium network in Hindi with English subtitles.
As India's general entertainment leader for over a decade, STAR India PLUS regularly features many of the top programs in the country week in and week out. Prime time programs on STAR India PLUS include household-name soap operas as well as some of the nation's favorite reality and game shows. The next big phenomenon to come to STAR India PLUS is Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan's highly anticipated television debut premiering on May 6 at 11:00am ET.
Current programming highlights include:
-- Diya Aur Baati Hum, Monday - Friday at 9:00pm ET -- Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, Monday - Friday at 8:00pm ET -- Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Monday - Friday at 7:00pm ET
"This collaboration between our two major companies, STAR TV and Time Warner Cable, will offer an increased distribution to reach and entertain more viewers," said Rajan Singh, Executive Vice President of International Business for STAR TV. "Our existing viewers already appreciate STAR TV's wholesome entertainment for the entire family. This beneficial partnership will complement and enhance the array of channels being offered on Time Warner Cable to a new group of viewers."
STAR India PLUS is the jewel in the crown of the STAR Network and is rated No.1 in the official Hindi TV ratings in India. It has an enthralling mix of the best Indian family dramas, innovative format series, mythological epics, the latest format series, ground breaking reality shows on music and dance, celebrity-chat shows. The channel is distributed to over 43 million homes across the globe.
About STAR TV
STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 60 television services in 13 languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR and its joint venture channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star World, Star One, Star Utsav, Star Jalsha, Star Pravah, Vijay, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Sitara, Suvarna, antv, Phoenix Chinese Channel), sports (ESPN, Star Sports, Star Cricket), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Chinese Movies 2, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Star Majha, Phoenix InfoNews Channel).
STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems and distribution, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation. www.startv.com
About International Media Distribution
International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in?language programming in the U.S. for over a decade. IMD represents over 30 TV channels including two SVOD services with content from a variety of international sources: Antenna Satellite (Greek), ART (Arabic), ATV (Cantonese), Bollywood Hits On Demand (Hindi), CCTV?4 (Chinese), CTI Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), Channel One Russia, DW (German), Filipino On Demand (Tagalog), Life OK (Hindi), Mediaset Italia (Italian), MYX (English), Phoenix InfoNews (Chinese), Phoenix North America Chinese Channel, Rai Italia (Italian), RTN (Russian), RTN Plus (Russian), SBTN (Vietnamese), STAR India GOLD (Hindi), STAR India NEWS (Hindi), STAR India PLUS (Hindi), TFC & TFC-E (Filipino), Tele5 (Polish), TV Polonia, TV Asia (Hindi), TV JAPAN, TV JAPAN HD, TVK (Korean), TVK2 (Korean), TV5MONDE (French), and VIJAY (Tamil).
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