STAR has decided to no longer distribute its channels on Sling TV, or any other cable or satellite providers in the U.S. Therefore, as of January 3, 2019, you will no longer be able to watch STAR channels with your subscription.

For additional information, choose an option to learn more:

What channels are affected?

The following languages and channels are impacted:




STAR India Plus, STAR Bharat, Movies OK


STAR Vijay


Maa TV, Maa Movies, Maa Gold, Maa Music


Asianet, Asianet News, Asianet Movies, Asianet Plus

Do any of my channels show similar programming?

Yes! Please review the table below to see some of the channels that may offer similar programming:


Star Channel

Alternative Channel


Star India Plus

Son (SET), Zee, Aapka Colors

Star Bharat

& TV, SAB, Rishtey America

Movies OK

B4U Movies, Rishtey Cineplex


Star Vijay

Sun TV, Jaya TV


Maa TV

Gemini TV, Zee Telugu

Maa Movies

Gemini Movies, Zee Cinemalu

Maa Gold

Gemini TV, Zee Telugu



Mahavil Manorama, Surya TV

Asianet News

Surya TV

Asianet Movies

Surya Movies

Asianet Plus

Mahavil Manorama, Surya TV

If you’re looking for shows on channels that are no longer available, you may be interested in the following shows:


Alternate Channel

Top Shows


Sony (SET)

Kaun Banega Crorepati

Indian Idol

The Kapil Sharma Show


Khatron Ke Khiladi


Sun TV




Zee Telugu

Ganga Manga

Gemini TV



Mazhavil Manorama

Thatteem Mutteem


Additionally, Movie Masala, which offers 90+ Bollywood movie titles On-Demand, will be included with your subscription at no additional cost to you.

Will my STAR channels be returning?

At this time, STAR programming will not be returning to the Sling TV channel lineup. We certainly understand your disappointment, but we continue to offer a wide variety of desi channels, including our Desi Bonus service that includes 27 extra desi channels (with more to come) at no extra cost to you.

Will I receive a refund?

We will not be issuing refunds or credits for service at this time, however, we want to make sure you have the right service that best fits your programming needs. Please reach out using the CONTACT US button at the very bottom of this page, and we’ll be happy to help you find the right service.

What is Movie Masala?

Imagine the best of contemporary Bollywood curated for you in the form of over 90 titles and available to watch On-Demand within a few clicks. This is exactly what Movie Masala offers. From perennial hits like 3 Idiots, Dabangg and Tanu Weds Manu, to cult classics like Aisha, All the Best and Rocket Singh, there’s something in this collection for everyone. Rest assured, you won’t run out of Bollywood fun any time soon!

You can find the Movie Masala channel in your guide. For more information about finding On-Demand content on Sling TV, click here.

What is the Desi Bonus service?

Get 27 bonus desi channels (with more to come) with your Sling subscription at no extra cost to you.

You can find these additional channels in your guide. Click here for details on using the guide.