Underlining Star India’s endeavour to broadcast the best of exclusive international sports in the country, the network today announced the launch of two new high definition channels, Star Sports Select HD 1 & Select HD 2 – India’s first and exclusive destination for international sports fans.
The channel and programming strategy will offer an enhanced viewing experience that ensures more matches, increased behind the scenes access and in-depth analysis, all in high definition. Harnessing the sentiments of the ever-engaged, passionate international sports fans across the country, Star Sports Select HD 1 & HD 2 will broadcast all the action LIVE and will exclusively offer Premier League, Bundesliga, Grand Slam Tennis and Formula 1.
Additionally, fans will also have a unique multi-platform experience, as they can watch every Premier League and Bundesliga game as well as every Formula 1 race LIVE on Hotstar premium, Star’s digital
platform. Hotstar Premium will beam all 380 matches live. To allow football fans to sample the service, all users will be allowed to experience a free 1-month trial of the service that will also get them access to the best of English shows and movies from around the world. Fans will also be able
to watch the matches on the large screen on Hotstar via Chromecast and Apple TV.
International sports (Football, Tennis & Formula 1) will be available on Star Sports’ Standard Definition channels up to October 31st, 2016 post which Star Sports HD channels will become the exclusive viewing destination. Television coverage for the Premier League will increase to over 270 matches.
Mr. Nitin Kukreja, CEO, Star Sports said, “Recognizing the passion of the international sports fan, we are now launching two additional high-definition channels which will only broadcast international content, namely Premier League, Bundesliga, Grand Slam Tennis and Formula 1. With this offering we will be providing many more games with an enhanced experience that HD provides.”