Watch out! Star life channel is on your screens
In an unprecedented twist Mzansi television audience are now spoiled for choice, thanks to the newly launchedStar Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that wasrecently beamed for the first time in the country on DStv, GOtv and Openview respectively.
At a recent launchin Sandton’s plush hotel, Michelangeloexecutives of Global TV powerhousetold the packed audience that this exclusive channel was just what the doctor ordered for African audiences.
Star Network also pronounced that this new channel will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing 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.
It was further stressed that 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 told the audience that it’s a momentous occasion to take their stories around the globe.
He also revealed that his organisation tries hard to push the boundaries because it makes good business sense.
“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,” said Jandwani.
Jonathan Cooke, Manager of Openview said,
“We resonate with star network values and most importantly our viewers will now watch a channel that will inspire them.”
Markie Groenewald, of Naspers also praised the new channel.
“Its good to have a new channel that will sit along nicely with the other channels.”
Did you know?
- 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 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.
- 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.