Star Channel is a Greek free-to-air television channel. It was launched in December 1993 and is owned by New Television S.A. It began broadcasting children’s programs as well as foreign series. In 1994 Star Channel began to exchange family/children’s programs from Alpha, then known as Skai with Star’s children’s programming.
Star Channel made its international debut in 2005, joining the UBI World TV platform, which made Star available to viewers in Australia as well as in Asia and Africa. UBI World TV launched in New Zealand in 2008 making Star International available there.
In 2010, Star staff were forcibly removed from the Eurovision Song Contest and banned by the European Broadcasting Union for three years for illegally airing a live feed of the Eurovision dress rehearsals from the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
In March 2011, Star Channel began showing some of its programs in 16:9 – mostly television series and films – and as of April, it switched to 16:9 for all its programming, including its own shows and news broadcasts.
In March 2016, Star Channel started its pilot broadcast of STAR HD (1080i) through Digea in Attica and Central Macedonia on February 27, 2016.
Star International was launched in November 2005 and airs the “best of” Star Channel programming to Greeks in the Asia Pacific region, Africa and North America.
Star International is currently available to viewers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia through TV Plus; it operates on a 24-hour schedule.
Star Channel airs 24/7 news, shows and reality shows, foreign series and many movies with premieres. Τhe network also airs a seven-hour weekend morning animation block called “StarLand”.
New frequency of Star Channel and Star Channel HD
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