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Sony Ten is an Indian pay TV sports network owned by Sony Pictures Networks and Ten Sports. It broadcasts cricket, association football, golf, basketball, tennis, MMA and wrestling events. It was launched in 1 April 2002.

Sony Ten
Sony TEN logo.png
Launched1 April 2002
Owned bySony Pictures Networks
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i 4:3 for SDTVs)
SloganGo beyond
Sports inspires life
CountryIndia
LanguageEnglish
Hindi
Broadcast areaIndian subcontinent
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Formerly calledSony Ten 1:
Ten Sports
(2002-2016)
Ten 1
(2016-2017)
Sony Ten 2:
Zee Sports
(2005-2010)
Ten Action
(2010-2016)
Ten 2
(2016-2017)
Sony Ten 3:
Ten Cricket
(2010-2016)
Ten 3
(2016-2017)
Sony Ten Golf:
Ten Golf
(2016-2017)
Sister channel(s)
Websitesonypicturessportsnetwork.com
Availability
Terrestrial
TV Lanka Digital TVChannel 41 (1 SD)
Channel 43 (2 SD)
Satellite
Reliance Digital TVChannel 505 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
Tata SkySony Ten 1:
Channel 470 (HD)
Channel 471 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 473 (HD)
Channel 474 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 475 (HD)
Channel 476 (SD)
Sony Ten Golf:
Channel 477 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 610 (1 HD)
Channel 611 (1 SD)
Channel 612 (2 HD)
Channel 613 (2 SD)
Channel 615 (3 SD)
Dialog TVChannel 68 (1 SD)
Channel 70 (2 SD)
Channel 79 (Sony Ten Golf SD)
Dish TV Sri Lanka
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 2645 (1 SD)
Channel 2647 (2 SD)
Sun DirectChannel 506
TelkomVisionChannel 113
Airtel Digital TVSony Ten 1:
Channel 285 (SD)
Channel 286 (HD)
Sony Ten Sports 2:
Channel 287 (SD)
Channel 288 (HD)
Sony Ten Sports 3:
Channel 289 (SD)
Channel 290 (HD)
IndovisionChannel 310
Videocon d2hChannel 411 (1 SD)
Channel 927 (1 HD)
Channel 413 (2 SD)
Channel 931 (2 HD)
Dish Home
(Nepal)
Channel 606 (1 SD)
Channel 946 (1 HD)
Channel 602 (2 SD)
Channel 608 (3 SD)
Cable
Asianet Digital TV
(India)
Sony Ten 1:
Channel 306 (SD)
Channel 812 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 307 (SD)
Channel 815 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 308 (SD)
Channel 816 (HD)
MediaNet
(Maldives)
Channel 302
DENChannel 408
Sim TV
(Nepal)
Channel 705
IPTV
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 38 (1 SD)
Channel 45 (2 SD)
APSFL
(India)
Sony Ten 1:
Channel 323 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 322 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 321 (HD)

Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of Sony India's sports channels.

Contents

HistoryEdit

In January 2001, Taj Television was established in Dubai Media City. The company launched Ten Sports Live on 1 April 2002.[1]

In 2005, Zee Entertainment Enterprises launched Zee Sports as their 24-hour sports broadcasting network. Later, in November 2006, Zee acquired Taj Television India as a subsidiary. In 2010, a new channel named Ten Cricket was launched. Zee Sports was rebranded to Ten Action in 2010, which featured adventures sports and non-cricket content such as tennis and football. Ten also launched a separate feed for Pakistan.

In August 2016, Zee's CEO Subash Chandra announced that the company was negotiating with Sony Pictures Networks to sell its sports channel bouquet Ten Sports. The agreement was signed in September 2016 and the acquisition was planned to be two-phased. With the completion of the first phase of the purchase, Sony expanded its sports network to 9 channels. On 18 July 2017, the Ten channels were rebranded under the Sony umbrella with the "Sony" brand attached as a prefix on the former network's name, in addition with the launch of the HD simulcasts.

ProgrammingEdit

Ten Sports owns long term broadcast rights for the cricket boards of Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean and Zimbabwe.

Its Pakistani feed broadcasts Ten Sports original content from Dubai Media City headquarters and cricket matches of International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council. Ten Sports Pakistan, although having the same brand as its Indian sister channel, does not air simulcast programming from Sony Ten.

Sony Six and Sony ESPN, which were launched before Sony's purchase of Ten Sports, effectively became part of the group when the acquisition was completed.

Sony Ten 1Edit

It broadcasts events from the World Athletics Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Sukma Games. Its programming schedule also consists on live coverage of the Hopman Cup, Australian Open, ATP, Moto GP, rallying, horse racing, beach volleyball events and NBA. WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute pre-show) and WWE SmackDown are currently broadcast live weekly, along with NXT, Main Event, WWE Sunday Dhamaal and (generally) monthly pay-per-view specials.[2].

Sony Ten 2Edit

It broadcasts football matches from European leagues such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Royal Federation Cup, Ligue 1, Serie A, La liga, EFL Championship and German Cup all year round.

In addition, football panelists from across the world share their insights on the upcoming live matches, football updates on the channel on its show Football Extra.[3]

Sony Ten 3Edit

It airs cricket matches from the West Indies, Zimbabwean, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, England, and South African boards. It also broadcasts UEFA Champions League matches.[4][5]

Sony Ten GolfEdit

It is an HD, golf-focused channel launched on 7 October 2015. It has the broadcasting rights to the European Tour, Asian Tour, Ryder Cup, LPGA Tour, Royal Trophy, US PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, Professional Golf Tour of India, and Ladies European Tour.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ten Sports Live – Home of Live Sports". News 21th. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Sony Ten 1 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Sony Ten 2 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ Shah, Kartik (23 March 2017). "Ten 3 Broadcast Emirates T20 Live Telecast in India, UAE, Pakistan country". Sports24Hour.com. Retrieved 3 December 2017..
  5. ^ "Sony Ten 3 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Sony Ten 1 HD TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-22.

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