Star TV (Turkey)

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Star TV
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Launched5 May 1990
Owned byCem Uzan (1989–2004)
Ahmet Özal (1989–1992)
TMSF (2004–2005)
Aydın Doğan (2005–2011)
Ferit Şahenk (2011–)
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
SloganTürkiye'nin bir Star'ı var!. (Turkey has a Star!)
CountryTurkey
LanguageTurkish
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Formerly calledMagic Box Star 1(1989-1992)
InterStar(1992-2002)
Star(2002-...)
Sister channel(s)CNBC-e
e2
Kral TV
NTV
NTV Spor
Websitewww.startv.com.tr
Availability
Satellite
DigiturkChannel 27
D-SmartChannel 24
Turksat 3A11054 H, SR 30000, FEC 5/6
 
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Star TV
125px
Launched5 May 1990
Owned byCem Uzan (1989–2004)
Ahmet Özal (1989–1992)
TMSF (2004–2005)
Aydın Doğan (2005–2011)
Ferit Şahenk (2011–)
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
SloganTürkiye'nin bir Star'ı var!. (Turkey has a Star!)
CountryTurkey
LanguageTurkish
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Formerly calledMagic Box Star 1(1989-1992)
InterStar(1992-2002)
Star(2002-...)
Sister channel(s)CNBC-e
e2
Kral TV
NTV
NTV Spor
Websitewww.startv.com.tr
Availability
Satellite
DigiturkChannel 27
D-SmartChannel 24
Turksat 3A11054 H, SR 30000, FEC 5/6

Star TV is a Turkish nationwide TV channel. Owned by Ferit Şahenk, Doğuş Media Group since 2011.

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History[edit]

Founded by Cem Uzan and Ahmet Özal in 1989 as Magic Box, Star TV is Turkey's first private TV channel. The channel started its test broadcasting on 5 May 1990. For a brief time in the early 1990s, it was called Star Magic Box because the name Star 1 was copyrighted by another media corporation. Its first logo was a blue S with a star on it before it turned to red in early 2000s.

Star TV aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey. Among them were The A-Team, Magnum, P.I. Simon & Simon, MacGyver, Days of our Lives, M*A*S*H, Lassie, Murphy Brown, Perfect Strangers, Dragnet, Charles in Charge, The Jeffersons, Twin Peaks, Married… with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, All My Children, Santa Barbara, Another World, Dallas, 21 Jump Street, Miami Vice, The Equalizer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wiseguy, Leave It to Beaver, Hunter, Who's the Boss?, Gimme a Break!, Murder, She Wrote, Mission: Impossible, Time Trax, Out of This World and Airwolf.

The channel is also the first private Turkish channel to start digital broadcasting in 1999.

Star TV joined the Doğuş Media Group on 17 October 2011.

Series[edit]

Show[edit]

News[edit]

Parliament Pazar Gecesi Sineması[edit]

It is also famous for its Parliament Pazar Gecesi Sineması (Parliament Sunday Movie Night) in 1992 until 1999, which showed high quality films without any commercial breaks, despite the sponsorship by the cigarette brand.

Star was forced to stop the Parliament Pazar Gecesi Sineması when the Turkish government passed a law that forbids cigarette commercials.

Star TV HD[edit]

Star TV began broadcasting in HD on 21 May 2009.

Euro Star[edit]

The channel also broadcasts in Europe with the name Euro Star with the difference of not broadcasting Champions League matches live.

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