Star India to launch Marathi sports channel on 15 July
MUMBAI: Star India is all set to launch its sixth regional sports channel Star Sports 1 Marathi on 15th July. The channel has an MRP of Rs 19 on a la carte basis.
“Star Sports 1 Marathi will launch on July 15. Please contact your service provider regarding its availability,” Star Sports posted on its official Twitter account.
The broadcaster had got the ministry of information and broadcasting’s (MIB) approval to launch Star Sports 1 Marathi and Star Sports 1 Bangla in March.
Star India renamed its licences Star Movies Kids and Star Movies Kids HD to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi. Star Sports 1 Bangla launched on 5th March with an MRP of Rs 19.
Recently, Star India had also got the MIB approval to launch Star Sports 1 Malayalam
In December 2018, Star India MD Sanjay Gupta had stated that the launch of Star Sports 1 Kannada will be followed by the launch of Star Sports 1 Malayalam, Star Sports 1 Bengali, and Star Sports 1 Marathi.
“We launched Star Sports in Hindi followed by Tamil. Recently, we added Star Sports 1 Telugu. We are launching Star Sports in Kannada followed by Bengali, Malayalam, and Marathi. We are trying to make sports accessible to every consumer in their language at an affordable price,” Gupta had said.
Star Sports 1 Marathi will be the sixth regional sports channel from Star India stable. Currently, Star has five regional sports channels including Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports 1 Bangla.