(Last Updated on : 07/12/2016)
Sony group of channels is one of the premier private networks
of television channels
operating in India. The channels run and broadcast in India are owned and handled by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd., an Indian company previously known as SET India Pvt. Ltd. which manages the diversified interests of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. in India. Apart from television broadcasting business, the group today runs a motion picture corporation (MSM Motion Pictures), television distribution division (MSM Media Distribution) and digital entertainment business that operates the OTT (Over-the-top content) service Sony LIV. The flagship TV broadcasting business of the group operates under its chief “Sony” brand as well as independent brands like AXN
, including in total 45 SD channels, 20 HD channels, 1 SD and 32 HD upcoming channels, as of January 18, 2016. On August 31, 2016, the group acquired the Ten Sports network
from Zee Entertainment Enterprises for a deal worth 385 million USD.
Sony Entertainment Television, Indian Television Channel
Sony Entertainment Television
, or popularly called Sony TV or SET, is the premier channel of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and one of India's most popular Hindi
general entertainment channels
. It was launched in October 1995 and the network has carried famed long-running TV programmes CID and Kaun Banega Crorepati. The channel, on completion of 21 years, unveiled its new logo and brand identity while premiering The Kapil Sharma Show on November 19, 2016.
Sony MAX, Indian Television Channel
is another prime channel under the Sony brand of SPNI, launched in December 1999. It broadcasts a popular library of Hindi movies
, along with the famed T20 cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League
(IPL). It launched its HD feed on December 25, 2015. It is supplemented by Sony Max 2 launched in 2014, airing classic
and evergreen Hindi films, and Sony Wah, a free-to-air Hindi movie channel launched in 2016.
SAB TV, Indian Television Channel
or Sony Sab is another main brand of SPNI, an entertainment channel specializing in family shows and events. It was launched in April 1999 and its HD version was launched in September 2016 on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi
. The channel was carried by comedy series Yes Boss
that ran for over 10 years and today Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, still running popularly on the channel since its launch in July 2008.
Sony PIX, Indian Television Channel
is another popular movie channel of SPNI, broadcasting Hollywood movies. It was launched in September 2008.
TEN Sports, Indian Television Network
TEN Sports is a leading Indian sports television
network broadcasting through 5 channels - TEN 1, TEN 2, TEN 3, TEN Golf
HD and TEN 1 HD.