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Star Sports 2 - Coming soon
Okay AMATAN, Thanks For The List...
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According to advertisements running on Star Sports / Star Cricket, Star Sports 2 will be launching soon in the subcontinent. It's highly unlikely to a new rather, rather ESPN India will rebrand as Star Sports 2. In the rest of Asia "ESPN" rebranded as Fox Sports Asia due to ESPN parent company exiting the 50/50 Joint venture and Newscorp operators of Fox/Sky/Star Sports increasing their 50% stake in ESPN Star Sports to 100%.

ESPN will reenter the Sports broadcasting business in Asia after consolidating their other businesses in the region and after the completion of the "non-competitive" clause which spans 4 to 5 years in the event of the joint venture ending. So ESPN will likely reenter this market after 2017 or 2018.

With the sale and rebranding of ESPN in other regions of Asia to Fox Sports, India's Star Network was weighing the options of rebranding ESPN India to either Fox Sports India or as another Star Sports channel. It looks like the decision has been made and ESPN India will become Star Sports 2 and ESPN HD will relaunch as Star Sports HD on the same day or down the line a few days/weeks later.

It should be said that more India focused sports will become increasingly become available on Star Sports 2 owing to the regionalisation of Fox International Channels. There is nothing that our local pay television operators can do about this since, sports telecast rights are so complex & prevents our pay operators from securing Fox Sports Asia into this region.

There are some rumours that Star Sports 2 maybe a separate channel altogether but it's highly unlikely since it is increasingly becoming clear that ESPN India would be relaunched as Star Sports 2.
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would love to see espn back to its old LOGO, it was like during the Sahara Cup matches in Toronto, Canada.
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I would love to see ESPN going away in Chennai, like it happend during Sahara Cup matches in Toronto, Canada.

Cheaters. Same games which they will split and show in 3 channels and charge 3 times more. Now even that is not enough and they want more.
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fyi, that time espn was separate as it was newly launched and those matches were not shown on 3 channels Big Grin

later on now when all ESS is clubed, they are showing on 2 channels with hindi / english commentary seperate, agree this is robbing money.
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(Monday 04-March-2013, 12:11)MJ786 Wrote: fyi, that time espn was separate as it was newly launched and those matches were not shown on 3 channels Big Grin

later on now when all ESS is clubed, they are showing on 2 channels with hindi / english commentary seperate, agree this is robbing money.

MjBro,have you snapshot of that old espn logo?Please share.
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here it is found now
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Now only color changed to red.Logo style is same.
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They will continue to cheat till indians love to see cricket.Even If they charge 200rs. for the channel,most people will pay it.
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It is going be launched on March 11th and going to be a brand new channel according to Indiantelevision.com's news

With a lot of live sports content at its disposal, Star India is gearing up to launch a new sports channel under the Star Sports brand on 11 March.

Read more >> http://www.indiantelevision.com/headline.../mar43.php
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