ABP News ( Anandabazar Patrika News ) is an Indian news channel owned by ABP Group. It was earlier known as STAR News and was owned by a joint venture between News Corporation owned STAR TV/Fox International Channels and ABP Group.STAR News was launched on March 15, 2003. From 2003 Star News became a complete Hindi News Channel. It was the first bilingual (English – Hindi) news service and was initially run by STAR on its own with NDTV doing the production till 2003. But when the agreement with the NDTV expired 2003 , STAR News was transformed into a complete Hindi News Channel, part of STAR and ABP tie up.