Harnessing the sentiments of international sports’ fans across the country, Star Sports Select HD 1 and HD 2 will broadcast all the action live and will exclusively offer Premier League, Bundesliga, Grand Slam Tennis and Formula 1
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | July 18, 2016
Star India network has announced the launch of two new high definition channels, Star Sports Select HD 1 and Select HD 2, which would be India's first and exclusive destination for international sports’ fans.
Nitin Kukreja, CEO, Star Sports, said, “Recognising 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.”
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.
Additionally, the viewers can watch Premier League and Bundesliga game as well as every Formula 1 race Live on Hotstar premium, which is the 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 one-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 be able to watch the matches on the large screen on Hotstar via Chromecast and Apple TV.
International sports (football, tennis and Formula 1) will be available on Star Sports’ Standard Definition channels up to October 31 after which Star Sports HD channels will become the exclusive viewing destination. Television coverage for the Premier League will increase to over 270 matches.