ESPN Star Sports

ESPN STAR Sports (or ESS and stylized as ESPN STAR Sports) is a joint venture between ESPN Inc. (through ESPN International, which it directly owns) and News Corporation (through STAR TV and Fox International Channels, which it directly owns). The venture has its base in Singapore and operates 25 ESPN and STAR Sports branded Television networks and 3 broadband sports networks throughout Asia, transmitting in 5 languages (English, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean and Mandarin). The networks broadcast various local and international sporting events, and also local editions of SportsCenter for China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. ESPN Star Sports also operates a 24-hour Cricket channel, STAR Cricket. STAR Sports launched STAR Sports Thailand on Monday 4 August 2008 exclusively for Thai viewers. ESPN STAR Sports is currently in the process of down-linking of their new channel: "ESPNews India" to India and planned will be launched on middle of 2012.

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. In 2012, ESPN STAR Sports is the official broadcaster of 2012 Summer Olympics. ESPN STAR Sports managing director Mr Manu Sawhney would be replaced by Senior Vice-President of Sports for FOX International Channels (FIC), Peter Hutton.

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