The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has sanctioned a Star India’s plea to launch two new regional channels viz. Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi. In order to do the same the broadcasting channel is going to change the rename two of its channels.

MIB has nodded to rename its licenses Star Movies and Star Movies Kids HD to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi. It should be noted earlier this month, Star India has launched Star Sports 1 Bangla on 5th March with an MRP of Rs 19.

Erstwhile, in 2018 the MD of Star India Sanjay Gupta had informed the media 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.

With the commencement of Star Sports 1 Marathi, there will be six regional sports channels in the Star India roster. Besides, Star Sports 1 Marathi version of Star sports 1, there will be Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports 1 Bangla.


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