Star dishes up five Asia channels


HONG KONG -- U.S. TV satellite network Dish will carry five of Star TV's Asian channels, the company said Wednesday.

Star's India Plus and Star India One will be included in the Dish lineup as of March 19; whereas Star Chinese Channel, Star Chinese Movies 2 and music station Channel V Taiwan will be added March 26 to the U.S. TV giant's South Asian and Chinese programming.

The multichannel, multiyear pact marks the News Corp. subsidiary's biggest U.S. distribution deal to date.