STAR World India is a 24-hour English language general entertainment channel. The channel is owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels. The channel was initially launched as STAR Plus in 15 December, 1991 but later STAR Plus was transformed into a Hindi-language channel, with STAR World becoming the network's English-language channel. The channel was launched in 31 March, 1996. In 2011, Star India started broadcasting STAR World in HD.
The channel primarily airs popular shows from the United States and sometimes Australia to appeal to the English-speaking population of India and other South Asian countries. The channel airs popular American TV shows like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Dexter, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Bones, The Simpsons, Once Upon a Time and MasterChef Australia.