SonyLIV

SonyLIV is an Indian OTT service owned by Sony Pictures Networks India, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, This app is available in all platforms like Android, iOS devices, Smart TVs and other devices.

SonyLIV
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SonyLIV logo as of 2020
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Additional Screenshot
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
OTT platform
Available inEnglish, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Headquarters
Area served[1]
OwnerSony Pictures Networks India
Industry
Products
Services
  • Film production
  • film distribution
  • television production
URLsonyliv.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
UsersIncrease 23 million (paid)[2]
98 million monthly active users[2]
Launched22 January 2013; 8 years ago (2013-01-22)
Current statusActive

HistoryEdit

Sony LIV was launched on 23 January 2013[3] , By the Sony Pictures Networks India . Sony LIV has access to 18 years of content from channels that are part of the Sony Pictures Networks India and more than 700 movies and 40,000+ hours of television show coverage in Hindi and English[4] . Since Its launch SonyLIV Streamed Live Sports events . And On 1 June 2014, Sony Pictures Networks India launched LIV Sports (a new sports streaming service exclusively for sports properties , however later it merged inside SonyLIV service .

Anime was earlier part of Sony Liv with the inclusion of Animax as a live channel.[5] ., After shutting down a linear TV channel on 18 April 2017, Animax was made available exclusively as a digital streaming channel in India from 7 July 2017 to early 2019.

On June 2020, Sony Liv launched as a streaming service in United States on Sling TV, with all the shows available in India available on the app.[6][7]

 
SonyLIV logo from 2016 to 2020


On June 2020 Sony LIV underwent a revamp and start adding contents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (Movies) ,(tv Shows from Sony , ITV and Reliance Pictures. Also Start stream SonyLIV original Movies and series . On 15 January 2021 WWE Network[8] Launched in india through SonyLIV .

OverviewEdit

Sony Liv is the first Indian Over-the-top media service platform to produce music content for a Hollywood feature film - producing music for the Hindi version of the blockbuster titled Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The singers for the original soundtrack titled Aadat included Jubin Nautiyal, Shirley Setia, and Raftaar.

LIV SportsEdit

And On 1 June 2014, Sony Pictures Networks India launched LIV Sports (a new sports streaming service exclusively for sports properties) Liv Sports was the official mobile and Internet broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Started 12 June 2014. Liv Sports aired both live and video-on-demand match content with statistics and analysis[9] . However This service intergrated into SonyLIV . as for now LIV sports is part of SonyLIV .

ProgrammingEdit

SonyLiv's Core Library consists of 18 years of content from the Sony Pictures Networks India's channels includeing Sony TV, Sony SAB Sony Aathe and Sony Marathi. After Sony Pictures Networks India's acquisition of Ten Sports Network, all TEN Sports live programs also began broadcasting on SonyLIV . Since then SonyLIV Streaming all WWE RAW, Smackdown and other WWE pay-per-view events And UFC . SonyLIV also streamed matches played by Pakistan[10], Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe and Grand Prix motorcycle racing . Sony LIV Also streamed NBA untill early 2021 .

GenresEdit

Sony Liv features programming in the following key genres: comedy, crime, drama, horror, and action.[1]

Key featuresEdit

  • Mood Wheel – Content Suggestions based on Mood
  • MY Q – Personalized Playlist
  • Liv Gurus – Liv's Frequent Flyer Program for Video.

Live channelsEdit

SonyLIV also Live streaming its own channels in its network[11]

Early Originals (before 2020)Edit

Sony Liv Streamed its first-ever Gujarati Original web series titled Kacho Papad Pako Papad[12]

  • Kacho Papad Pako Papad

Sony LIV 2.0 (2020 - Present)Edit

The application underwent a revamp in its appearance in June 2020.[13] SonyLIV Provides their original shows in 5-7 languages. (Without Hindi, SonyLIV releases originals in the other languages after 1–2 weeks from release date.)

LIV originals (june 2020 - Present )Edit

  • Welcome Home
  • Mahabharat - Ant Ya Aarambh[23]
  • Shrikant Bashir
  • Bhajana Batch
  • project 9191

AvailabilityEdit

Sony Liv is available in India, USA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. As of now, Sony Liv is also available in the United States with Sling TV.

ViewershipEdit

Sony Liv has reached about 25 million views on a monthly basis on its website, app and YouTube channel.[24]

PlatformsEdit

Hardware supportedEdit

List of Sony Liv-ready devices:

Software supportedEdit

Supported web browsers by platform:

Windows 8.1 through a web browser.

Other software optionsEdit

SonyLiv security flawEdit

On 20 December 2019, Bengaluru-based security researcher Ehraz Ahmed discovered a security flaw in the SonyLiv App that allowed to fetch sensitive user information such as profile picture, email address, date of birth, name, and phone number of its registered users.[25]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". sonyliv.com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Disney+ Hotstar Has Around 8 Million Paid Subscribers, Disney Claims". NDTV. 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ Deb, Debabrata (15 July 2018). "The ultimate SonyLIV review: Everything you need to know". finder India. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  4. ^ Deb, Debabrata (15 July 2018). "The ultimate SonyLIV review: Everything you need to know". finder India. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Sony to shift Animax channel to SonyLiv". Indian Television Dot Com. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Watch Live Indian TV Channels - Shows and Movies Online | Sling TV". www.sling.com. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  7. ^ Palermo, Philip (31 May 2020). "Sling TV Adds Sony Pictures Networks India's SonyLIV VOD Service". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  8. ^ Dua, Priyanka (16 January 2021). "SonyLIV Launches WWE Pack At Rs. 299; Offering Five Profiles And Offline Content Download". www.gizbot.com/. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  9. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live Online Streaming Available Through Sony LIV Application". 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Cricket Archives PSL 2021 Live Streaming & TV Channels, Pakistan Super League 2021". www.cricketzine.com/. 31 January 2021.
  11. ^ Deb, Debabrata (15 July 2018). "The ultimate SonyLIV review: Everything you need to know". finder India. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  12. ^ "2017: The year OTTs went regional in India". Indian Television Dot Com. 4 January 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.sonyliv.com/
  14. ^ Avrodh The Siege Within Season 1 Review: This series makes for a gripping watch, retrieved 13 November 2020
  15. ^ Joshi, Namrata (17 April 2020). "Small town swag: Why shows like 'Panchayat', 'Gullak' and 'Hasmukh' are striking a connect with audiences today". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  16. ^ Suthar, Author: Manisha (16 October 2020). "SonyLIV's Gullak to return with season 2". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  17. ^ Service, Tribune News. "'Undekhi' is an unending cat-and-mouse game with some thrills and chills". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  18. ^ a b Ghosh, Sayan (20 October 2020). "'Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story' review: A gripping saga, shot artfully". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  19. ^ "Maharani teaser: Huma Qureshi is queen in the making in Subhash Kapoor's political drama".
  20. ^ Keshri, Shweta (28 May 2020). .indiatoday.in/binge-watch/story/amit-sadh-s-avrodh-on-uri-surgical-strike-jimmy-sheirgill-s-your-honor-on-ott-soon-1682852-2020-05-28 "Amit Sadh's Avrodh on Uri surgical strike, Jimmy Sheirgill's Your Honor on OTT soon" Check |url= value (help). India Today. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  21. ^ Laghushanka Review: An over-simplistic approach towards a complex problem, retrieved 13 November 2020
  22. ^ "Daan Sthapana teaser: Devdutt Pattanaik makes digital debut with motivational talk show". The Indian Express. 10 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  23. ^ World, Republic. "'Mahabharat - Ant Ya Aarambh': What time does the show release on SonyLIV?". Republic World. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  24. ^ "Sony to move its video streaming service SonyLIV to a fee-based model". 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  25. ^ "SonyLIV Fixes Flaw That Could Allow Attackers to Fetch User Information". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 23 December 2019.

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