Star Network has announced the launch of Star Plus HD and Star Gold HD on Virgin TV, available from November 1st.
A fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Star is the undisputed global powerhouse in South Asian programming and a market leader in most of the 100+ countries it operates in worldwide. Star is also the most-watched South Asian TV Network in the UK, as measured by BARB.
Star Plus HD is the flagship general entertainment channel, subtitled in English. The channel is synonymous with premium award-winning shows and specialises in progressive storylines, inspirational characters and compelling family dramas – produced to the highest international production standards.
Star Gold HD is a 24/7 Bollywood movie channel, subtitled in English. Its famed library of A-List Bollywood blockbusters includes the latest hits and critically-acclaimed movies.
Gaurav Jandwani, SVP & Business Head at Star UK said, “With Diwali around the corner, we are delighted to make these hugely popular channels available to Virgin TV homes in HD in time for the festive season. Star is renowned for its pioneering storytelling and cutting-edge production techniques, and we’re glad Virgin TV homes can now experience the market-leading Star channels in HD.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin TV said, “We’re pleased to bring these Star channels in HD to our platform. It is all part of our continued commitment to give our customers the highest quality and best TV viewing experience. Adding Star Plus & Star Gold in HD is more fantastic news for fans of Asian entertainment”
Star Plus HD will be available on channel 803 and Star Gold HD will be available on channel 801 on Virgin TV.