Star Movies is an English-language TV broadcaster located in India. It’s a movie channel that airs a wide range of popular movies, including dramas, comedies, action, and documentaries. You can watch the channel online via its video-on-demand collection, updated regularly.
Star Movies is an Indian pay television network owned by Star TV. It was originally launched as a single channel broadcast across Asia, but it was regionalized into different localized channels since then.
Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific has since rebranded some of the network's international feeds in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia as Fox Movies, but retains the Star Movies brand in Mainland China. Star India continues to operate the Indian feed of the network as a channel specialized in Western films, while the Middle Eastern feed, operated by Fox Networks Group Middle East, co-exists with Fox Movies.
STAR Movies was split up from STAR Plus in 1993 which usually aired movies in the early years of STAR TV in 1991-92. At launch, its programming line up was consisted of both Hollywood and Chinese films and catered to pan-Asian audiences.
As Star TV planned to remove BBC World Service Television from its channel line up for Northeast Asia by mid-April 1994, the company planned to replace it with a Chinese-language film channel. Star Movies would focus on Western world films from then on. Star TV has since regionalized the channel's operation.
A localized feed intended for the Philippines was launched on 1 January 2010. Four months later, a high-definition channel, Star Movies HD, was launched. A video on demand channel was also launched on 16 September of that same year.
On 1 January 2012, Star Movies was rebranded as Fox Movies Premium and available in Hong Kong and most of Southeast Asia.
On 10 June 2017, the Philippine feed of the channel was rebranded as Fox Movies Philippines.
On 1 November 2017, the Vietnamese feed of Star Movies was rebranded as Fox Movies Vietnam.