In June 2012, it was declared that News Corporation would purchase ESPN International’s offer in ESPN Star Sports.In 2013, Star India gained ESPN Software India from ESPN Star Sports, yet kept ESPN brand for a while. ESPN International later settled an organization with what is presently Sony Pictures Networks India in October 2015, and relaunched Sony Kix as Sony ESPN in January 2016. Sony ESPN was closed down in March 2020.
On 11 March 2013, Star Sports 2, a Hindi language sport channel, was dispatched as a sister channel to Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN.
On 6 November 2013, Star India relaunched its games channels under Star Sports brand: Star Sports became Star Sports 1; Star Cricket became Star Sports 3, a Hindi language channel; ESPN became Star Sports 4, a Tamil language channel; Star Cricket HD and ESPN HD became Star Sports HD1 and HD2 respectively. (Star Sports 3 and 4 were subsequently renamed Star Sports 1 Hindi and 1 Tamil, individually.) This was as opposed to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, where Fox International Channels Asia Pacific relaunched ESPN as Fox Sports on 28 January 2013, and rebranded Star Sports as Fox Sports 2 on 15 August 2014.
Star India wanted to supplant the grieved Channel V India with Star Sports 1 Kannada on 16 November 2017, however the deferral in administrative endorsement implied the arrangement was delayed. Afterward, Star India supplanted Channel V into Star Sports 3 on 15 September 2018, and dispatched Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada as new channels on 7 and 29 December 2018, respectively. meanwhile, the Kannada critique of Star Sports’ inclusion of 2018 Indian Premier League
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