Global TV powerhouse launches exclusive channel for African audiences
16 August 2018 (Sandton, Johannesburg) – “It’s a beautiful world” with Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27th of August, 2018. Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows and blockbuster movies from Star’s famed library of A-List Bollywood movies, adapted in English for local audiences.
A fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Star Network is the undisputed global powerhouse in Indian programming and a market leader in most of the 100+ countries it operates in worldwide, with over two decades of award-winning and #1 rated shows in its repertoire.
Star Life is appealing to a broader audience and brings to Africa extraordinary journeys of ordinary people, progressive storylines, inspirational characters and compelling dramas – produced to the highest international production standards.
Gaurav Jandwani, Senior Vice President & Business Head UK/Europe & South Africa, Star Network says: “At Star, we believe in creating stories for the world, stimulating imagination and showcasing the limitless power of ordinary people. We have seen the need for quality Indian crossover entertainment and with Star Life, we are proud to bring to Africa, engaging programming, in English, which will leave our viewers inspired, rejuvenated, moved and delighted. We are delighted to partner with DStv and Openview, the best platforms in the region, making Star Life the most widely available channel in its genre in southern Africa.”
South African audiences will have the channel available in High Definition but DStv viewers outside of South Africa will only receive the channel in standard definition. Star Life will be available on DStv Channel 167, GOtv Channel 23 and Openview Channel 110.
Come celebrate a beautiful world with Star Life.