Star Movies which was launched in May 1, 1994.This was one of the popular English movie channels that were introduced by the Star TV along with other Hindi movie channels. Since its launch Star movies include a number of operating channels which are featured mainly in Asia. These include Star Movies International, STAR Movies India, STAR Movies Middle East, Star movies Taiwan and Star movies Philippines. Each channel followed each other. While Star Movies International was launched in 1996 it was followed by the launching of Star movies India, Middle East, Taiwan and Philippines among which Star movies Philippines was launched in January 2010. Overall the channel run with the collaboration with 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Columbia pictures, Paramount pictures, Universal pictures and Warner Bros. who allow the channel to feature their films o this particular channel.
Star Movies along with wide range of movies has gained a lot of popularity with the telecast of a number of award functions. Exciting Star Movies programming highlights include Opening Night and prestigious film industry events such as The Annual Academy Awards. The channel which is largely telecasted in the countries like Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Middle East, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh with its headquarters at Hong Kong has introduced some technical innovations as this channel has also been changed into High Definition (HD) channel that has wider spectrum for telecast. Along with its existing programmes this channel also introduced the system of Star Movies on demand which offers the viewers an option for watching their favourite Hollywood movies at any time.
Star Movies bring to their audiences the biggest blockbusters and showcases over 100 movies a month and 30 premieres. Star Movies has some of the most commercially successful films in motion picture history, and range from blockbusters and mainstream Hollywood output to all time classics. Star Movies has something for everyone: an endless selection of adventure, drama, thrillers, romance and comedy to choose from, making the channel the most complete international movie channel in Asia. Star Movies in India also hosted `The Ultimate James Bond Marathon`, showing all of the James Bond films in the channels, which was obviously a treat for all the movie lovers of India. Till now this channel has telecasted some popular movies like `The Pacifier` and `Bride and Prejudice`. The Friday Night Premier features great movies like `The Perfect Catch`, `The Chronicles of Narnia`, `Stay` and `Rebound`. Under the Sunday Box office, STAR Movies titles include the likes of `War of the World`, `Independence Day` and `Star War Episode III`. From fantasy epics and action to romantic dramas and adventure, Star Movies has featured all kinds of movies.
Thus Star Movies had been one of the most popular channels that keep on upgrading itself to meet the demands of the viewers. This channel with its vibrant movie selection continues to be the biggest Hollywood Entertainment Channel.