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Sony SAB

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Sony SAB (formerly SAB TV) stylised as SONY SAB is an Indian pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Networks and specialising in comedy shows and soap operas. [2]

Sony Sab
Sony SAB (TV).png
Launched23 April 1999; 20 years ago (1999-04-23)
Owned bySony Pictures Networks
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK: 4%
India: 63% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARC)
Slogan
  • Haste Raho India (2017-2019)
  • Khushiyon Wali Feeling(2019-Present)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Formerly calledSab TV
Sister channel(s)Sony TV
Sony Max
Sony Max 2
Sony Liv
Sony Six
Sony Mix
Sony Aath
AXN
Sony BBC Earth
Sony Pix
Sony ESPN
Sony Ten
Sony Wah
Sony Pal
Sony Yay
Sony Marathi
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TVChannel 126 (SD)
Channel 127 (HD)
Big TVChannel 210 (SD)
Dish TVChannel 107 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 134 (SD)
Channel 132 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 320 (SD)
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 718 (SD)
Videocon d2hChannel 113 (SD)
Channel 911 (HD)
Dish Network (USA)Channel 701
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 281 (SD)
Starsat (Sub-Saharan Africa)Channel 509 (SD)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 85
Parabole Maurice (Mauritius)Channel 141
Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar)Channel 141
Parabole Réunion (Réunion)Channel 141
Cable
In DigitalChannel 105 (SD)
Siti Cable (Kolkata)Channel 116 (SD)
Channel 26 (HD)
GTPLChannel 05 (SD)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 807 (SD)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 163 (SD)
Channel 164 (SAB TV on Demand)
Manthan DigitalChannel 507 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 522 (SD)
Den CableChannel 107
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 172
Asianet Digital TV (IND)Channel 505 (SD)
Channel 853 (HD)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 774
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 648
My.T (Mauritius)Channel 38
HyppTV (Malaysia)Channel 342
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Any WhereWatch live (UK only)
SonyLIV/e in Officail (India)

HistoryEdit

Sony SAB was launched as SAB TV by the Sri Adhikari Brothers (thus the acronym) on 23 April 1999. At first it was launched as a Hindi-language comedy channel. Sony Pictures Networks took over SAB TV in March 2005[3][4] and rebranded it as Sony SAB, with a new focus on general entertainment[5] and eventually turning itself into a youth channel. In 2008, Sony Sab changed its appeal to being a Hindi-language generalist network.[6]

The high-definition feed of the channel was launched on 5 September 2016.[7]

ProgrammingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sony SAB launches brand campaign that signifies new tagline- Khushiyon Wali Feelings Retrieve on 11 July 2019
  2. ^ https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/identity-crisis-gec-or-comedy-whats-sony-sabs-forte/1658958/lite/
  3. ^ "Adhikaris sell SAB TV brand to Sony for $13 m". The Financial Express (India). 14 March 2005.
  4. ^ indiantelevision.com Team (11 May 2005). "Smart Buy: Making of the Sony-Sab deal". Indiantelevision Dot Com.
  5. ^ "SAB TV shifts from pure comedy to general entertainment". 28 October 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ Mohanty, Meera (30 August 2008). "SAB to reposition itself as family-oriented comedy channel". Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  7. ^ "SAB HD to launch on 5 September". TelevisionPost.com. Archived from the original on 2 September 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017.

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