ABP, or STAR news, was first launched in February of 1998 and marked itself as the first program to air in English and Hindi. The program was primarily run by STAR India, however, once this partnership ceased, and NDTV ran out in 2003, it aired only in Hindi, and became known as ABP News.
As mentioned, in 2003, the indenture with NDTV ceased, and STAR opted to stream the channel as a stand-alone. However, the government announced a standard which cut international parity in the news business to a mere 26%. When this standard was announced and made official, STAR then entered a JV with a group by the name of The AnandaBazar Patrika Group.The company that maintained and controlled the news channels, Media-Content-and-Communications (MCCS), claimed that post-separation, Hindi News Channel Star News’ would be-named ABP News’, Bengali News Channel Star Ananda’ would become ABP Ananda’. The Marathi News Channel Star Majha’ would be called ABP Maiha’. Popular with Punjabi audiences is the channel called ABP Sanjha which airs in the Punjabi language. On 1 January 2016, a Gujarati-language series was created, and this was called ABP Asmita’.ABP News Live has fast become the premier news program in India and surrounding regions, bringing breaking and local news to the people of the area.