STAR World India is a 24-hour English language basic cable and satellite television channel owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, two fully owned subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox. The channel primarily airs popular shows from the United States, United Kingdom and sometimes Australia along with some local shows to appeal to the English-speaking population of India and a few other South Asian countries. An HD simulcast of the channel was started in April 2011. The channel focuses on 14- to 35-year-old urban population, with 24-year-old working professionals being its primary target demographic. The channel has been quoted as India's most loved and leading General English Entertainment Channel (GEC). The channel mainly airs TV shows from the leading American entertainment networks such as FOX, ABC, NBC, ABC Family, CBS, USA Network and sometimes from AMC and The CW. The channel is available both in standard definition and high definition. The channel is available in most of the Indian households having a basic cable connection. As of August 2015, STAR World India's Facebook page has been hit with nearly 2.4 million likes. Some high-rated notable television shows aired on this channel include Downton abbey, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Homeland, House M.D., Lost, Mad Men, MasterChef Australia, Modern Family, Monk, One Tree Hill, Smallville, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, The X-Files, Two and a Half Men, Yes, Dear etc. The channel is also an official broadcaster of the Primetime Emmy Awards in India.
On April 24, 2015, STAR World launched its weekend special programming block known as STAR World Weekend Binge. On this programming block, during weekends i.e. Saturdays and Sundays, latest seasons of high-rated English television shows are aired throughout the day (from 12:00pm IST to approximately 7:00pm IST). Sometimes, previous seasons of some shows are also rerun on this programming block.