MUMBAI: Star has inked a distribution deal with Mauritius based DTH operator Parabole Reunion to launch Star Plus in Mauritius, Reunion, Malagasy, Madagascar and Mayotte.
The launch, which marks Star’s first Indian Ocean distribution deal, is scheduled for 25 May. Star Plus is the first and only Hindi channel offered on the platform.
"We’re thrilled to bring India’s favorite channel to Parabole Reunion subscribers through our first ever Indian Ocean distribution deal. I’m confident that Star Plus will excite viewers in the region with India’s most popular dramas, reality shows and special events. Looking ahead, we look forward to working more closely with Parabole Reunion to bring subscribers even more television choice from our highly rated bouquet of South Asian channels," said Star’s country head – Middle East, Africa & Pakistan Sumantra Dutta.
Parabole Group general director Michel Juanico said, "Our mission is to offer the best channels on our platform. Star Plus is the No. 1 General Entertainment channel in India. We are very happy to welcome Star Plus on Parabole. One more time, we respect our mission: offer the best to our subscribers."
Star Plus will be available to viewers on an a-la-carte basis or as part of an existing bundle.