Celebrate Christmas with the magic of Star Movies

Mumbai, November 30, 2006: Come December and Star Movies takes you through a joyous and action-packed ride! For the first time on Indian television, Star Movies presents Star Wars: The Complete Saga featuring all six titles for six spectacular weeks every Sunday night from December 17th onwards!

Celebrate Christmas with a special line-up of movies that truly reflect the spirit of the festival of joy, taking viewers through all the festivities with the best movies from Hollywood! And of course from Friday Night Premiere of the latest Hollywood blockbusters to the exclusive limited series presenting action-packed drama and mind-blowing adventure, it is all happening on Star Movies. So, get hooked to your television sets and celebrate festivities this December with the magic of movies!

The all-time favourite science fantasy saga Star Wars airs exclusively on Star Movies this month! Every Sunday at 9 p.m. from December 17 to January 21st, Star Wars: The Complete Saga features all six titles in the US$3.5 billion franchise airing in sequence for the first time on Indian television. Kicking off the Star Wars mania will be The Phantom Menace on December 17th and The Attack of the Clones on December 24th. And that's not all, catch the exclusive premiere of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith on December 31st only on Star Movies!

On Christmas day, Star Movies presents a special line-up of movies including 12 Dogs of Christmas, The Grinch, Crazy for Christmas, Noel and Surviving Christmas that are sure to make you believe in miracles, be thankful and forgiving and just be joyous this holiday season!

This month, Star Movies also presents the exclusive limited series - Covert One: The Hades Factor and Ring Of The Nibelungs. On December 2nd & 3rd at 9 p.m. make sure you catch Covert One: The Hades Factor, a thrilling action packed drama that pits the law enforcement agencies against the threat of biological warfare. The series quite accurately depicts the global crisis facing today's world. Ring Of The Nibelungs, which will air on December 9th and 10th at 9 p.m. is a mind-blowing adventure based on the Germanic myth "Das Nibelungenlied" and the Nordic "Volsunga Saga" which also inspired the four-opera cycle by Richard Wagner and J.R.R. Tolkien's epic "The Lord of the Rings".

Every Friday night this month, Star Movies premieres the latest Hollywood blockbusters starring superstars Mike Myers, Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Alec Baldwin, Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry and Mel Brooks. Tune-in to watch the exclusive premieres of Fantastic Four, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, Dungeons and Dragons 2, Robots, and Spymate every Friday night.

And if that's not enough … catch an exclusive sneak peek into the soon-to-release Hollywood movie, Eragon on December 10th as Opening Night gives you an up-close and intimate view before the release.

So this December tune in to Star Movies and catch all the fun, action, excitement and adventure, all through the month.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation.

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Asst. Vice President - Publicity

STAR (India) Ltd

Tel No. 91-22-28523880

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel: 91-22-6656 8787

Fax: 91-22-6656 8788 /

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