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Star World logo used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia
|Launched||15 December 1991|
|Closed||1 October 2017 (Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Vietnam) (except Middle East, China, Taiwan, Pakistan, South Asia)|
|Owned by||Fox Networks Group|
|Picture format||576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
|Broadcast area||Hong Kong (channel based in Asia Pacific, available in China, India, Macau, Nepal, Pakistan, Middle East, Vietnam, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh)|
|Formerly called||Star Plus
(15 December 1991 – 31 March 1996)
|Replaced by||Fox Life|
|Channel 457 (SD)
Channel 39 (HD)
|Channel 201 (HD)
Channel 202 (SD)
|Reliance Digital TV
|Channel 931 (HD)
Channel 454 (SD)
|Airtel digital TV
|Channel 148 (SD)
Channel 149 (HD)
|Channel 179 (SD)
Channel 180 (HD)
|OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
|Channel 210 (HD)|
|beIN (MENA)||Channel 163 (HD)|
|Channel 50 (SD)
Channel 377 (HD)
|WorldCall Cable TV
|PTCL Smart TV
|Peo TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel no 77|
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 (pending acquired by The Walt Disney Company). 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.
Star World 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. Its India counterpart was Zee Telefilm and India was Zee TV. 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 1991, 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 viewers from different regions in Asia.
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 was split into two satellite television stations:
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 is the highest rated female-oriented channel in the Philippines. Some of the shows originate from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
On 1 October 2017, 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 will continue to broadcast in the Middle East, China, Taiwan, India and South Asia.
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.
Star World is exclusively available on now TV, starting 26 January 2005.
Star World is available on Macau Cable TV.
Star World is available in Malaysia on Astro.
Star World is shown on OSN Network and displays in HD.
Star World is available in Hitron Limited.
Star World is available on all cable networks, dth operators and IPTV providers in Nepal.
Star World is available throughout the South Pacific through Sky Pacific.
Star World is available on the 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 & HD), HTVC (HD), MyTV (HD), FPT Television (SD & HD), and MobiTV (SD & HD)