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STAR Vijay (Tamil: ஸ்டார் விஜய்; commonly known as Vijay TV) Tamil general entertainment television channel based in India. Star Vijay channel is part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, reality shows, shows on crime and movies.
The channel is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox through STAR TV and Fox International Channels.
In 1994, the channel was started as Golden Eagle Communication by N.P.V. Ramaswamy Udayar, which was later changed to Vijay TV after it was acquired by Vijay Mallya within a year. Before acquisition by Rupert Murdoch in 2001 it was owned by UTV Software Communications.
Popularity and competition
STAR Vijay has produced numerous popular reality shows, including Jodi Number One, Airtel Super Singer, Neeya Naana, Adhu Idhu Edhu, Neengalum Vellalaam Oru Kodi and Nadanthathu Enna. It hails successful serial such as Kaviyanjali, Sambha, Maharaani, Kana Kaanum Kaalangal, Roja Kootam, 7c, Anbe Vaa, Dharmayutham, Katthu Karuppu, Khakhi, Madhurai, Pirivom Santhipom and went on to sponsor Yuvan Shankar Raja's first live in concert in Chennai.
The annual Vijay Awards ceremony, commemorating artistic and technical achievements in Tamil cinema, has been hosted by STAR Vijay since its inception in 2006.
In most of the movies in Vijay TV, instances of bloodshed are blurred in order to reduce violence.
Star Vijay Asia
This is a new feed of Vijay TV provided for licenced broadcast of programs outside the Indian Subcontinent to reduce the issues of piracy.
Star Vijay HD
Star Vijay HD is expected to launch from end of 2015 or from 2016.