ESPN Star Sports
and stylized as ESPN STAR Sports) is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company
(through ESPN Inc.
, which it directly owns) and News Corporation
(through Star TV
, which it directly owns). The venture has its base in Singapore
and operates 17 ESPN and STAR Sports branded networks throughout Asia, transmitting in 5 languages (English
). The networks broadcast various local and international sporting events, and also local editions of SportsCenter
, Hong Kong
, and Southeast Asia
. ESPN Star Sports also operates a 24-hour Cricket
channel, STAR Cricket
. Star Sports launched STAR Sports Thailand on Monday August 4, 2008 exclusively for Thai
viewers. ESPN Star Sports is currently in the process of down-linking of their new channel: "ESPNews India" to India.
ESPN Star Sports also has Asia's leading Events Management team that has been successfully staging large-scale sporting events across Asia. The Event Management team is a completely integrated events group that manages concept creation, sponsorship, marketing, PR, TV broadcast, operations, and logistics for clients. Events currently in their portfolio include the X Games Asia, 9 Ball Tour, KL World 5's Futsal, Cartier Polo, Formula Drift Singapore, Nations Cup Netball, Indian Hockey League, and the World Pool Championship
One of the biggest successes for the Event Management team was the creation of the Premier......