Sony YAY!

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Sony YAY! is an Indian pay television channel aimed at children, operated by Sony Pictures Networks India. The channel replaced Animax.

Sony YAY!
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Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Picture format576i SDTV
ParentSony Pictures Networks India
Sister channelsSony TV
Sony Sab
Sony Pal
Sony Max
Sony Max 2
Sony Aath
Sony Wah
Sony Pix
Sony Marathi
Sony Six
Sony BBC Earth
Sony Ten
Launched18 April 2017; 4 years ago (2017-04-18)
ReplacedAnimax (Indian TV channel)
Asianet DigitalChannel 321 (SD)
Kerala Vision Digital TVChannel 452 (SD)
Siti cableChannel 445 (SD)
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 444
Tata Sky(India)Channel 686 (SD)
Dish Network (United States)Channel 727
DishHome(Nepal)Channel 810
Airtel Digital TVChannel 471
Dish TV & d2hChannel 1109
Sun directChannel 539
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel 956
Streaming media
Sony LivWatch Sony YAY! Live


The channel was launched on 18 April 2017 replacing Animax. Following the rebrand, Sony Pictures Networks announced their plans to migrate all anime programming featured in Animax as paid content to its digital platform Sony LIV.[1] In addition, the company has also stated Animax Asia was launched as a live, HD channel via streaming on that same platform.[2]


Current programmingEdit



  • Obocchama Kun

Former programmingEdit


  • Sab Jholmaal Hai – Bank Robbery (21 October 2017)[7]
  • Sab Jholmaal Hai – Honey Bunny Ka Space Adventure (24 December 2017)
  • Honey Bunny Gangs of Film City[8]
  • Honey Bunny in Police Petrol[9]
  • Paap-O-Meter Under Attack[10]
  • Paap-O-Meter Defenders of Earth[11]
  • Honey Bunny Save The Panda[12]
  • Honey Bunny in The World Tour Challenge[13]


  1. ^ "Sony to shift Animax channel to SonyLiv". 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Animax TV HD Live on Sony Liv".
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (18 April 2017). "Sony YAY! Channel to Anchor on Original Indian Toons". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Ding Dong Bell, Masti Ka Khel – new show set to take you on a roller coaster of laughter, fun and adventure". Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Xilam Animation Strikes Deal with Sony Pictures Network India for the Oggy and the Cockroaches Franchise - all 7 seasons to be on Sony YAY Kids" (PDF). Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Sony YAY! builds local characters to monetise". 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Sony YAY! to premiere its first home-grown animated film on 21 Oct". Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Sony YAY!'s consolidation plan in regional markets". Indian Television Dot Com. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Sony YAY! Announces a special Republic Day line-up of Honey Bunny movies - Tellychakkar English". tellychakkar. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Gear up for a double dose of entertainment as Sony YAY! presents the first-ever movie of Paap-O-Meter franchise and a new show Krishna Balram". 4Ps News. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Paap-O-Meter: Defenders of Earth".
  12. ^ "Sony YAY! launches virtual property YAY! Dekho". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  13. ^ Team, AnimationXpress (5 January 2021). "Sony YAY! rings in 2021 with an exciting programming line-up". AnimationXpress. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

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