Sun TV Network

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Sun TV Network is an Indian mass media company headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a part of Sun Group and is one of Asia's largest TV networks.[2][3] Established on 14 April 1993 by Kalanithi Maran, it owns a variety of television channels and radio stations in multiple languages. Its flagship channel is Sun TV, which was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India. Sun Group has owned Hyderabad-based IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2012.[4][5]

Sun TV Network Limited
IndustryMass media
Founded14 April 1993 (27 years ago) (1993-04-14)
FounderKalanithi Maran
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Key people
Kalanithi Maran (Chairman)
RevenueDecrease 3,780 crore (US$530 million) (2020)[1]
Decrease 1,836 crore (US$260 million) (2020)[1]
Decrease 1,389 crore (US$190 million) (2020)[1]
Total assetsIncrease 6,507 crore (US$910 million) (2020)[1]
Number of employees
1,352 (2020)[1]
ParentSUN Group

Products and operationsEdit

Television channelsEdit

SUN Group currently owns and operates 32 TV channels (24 SD + 8 HD) across Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali.[6]

SUN Group will be launching 7 new HD channels and 3 new SD channels including network's first channel in Marathi language, marking the entry of the company into North Indian market after sun bangla.[7] After this, Sun Group will have a total of 42 channels.

HD channels
Category Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam
Entertainment Sun TV HD Gemini TV HD Udaya TV HD Surya TV HD
Music Sun Music HD Gemini Music HD
Movie K TV HD Gemini Movies HD
SD channels
Category Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam Bengali
Entertainment Sun TV Gemini TV Udaya TV Surya TV Sun Bangla
Music Sun Music Gemini Music Udaya Music Surya Music
Movie K TV Gemini Movies Udaya Movies Surya Movies
Comedy Adithya TV Gemini Comedy Udaya Comedy Surya Comedy
Kids Chutti TV Kushi TV Chintu TV Kochu TV
Classic Sun Life Gemini Life
News Sun News

Upcoming HD channelsEdit

*Sun News HD

*Aditya TV HD

*Gemini Comedy HD

*Udaya Movies HD

*Surya Movies HD

*Sun Bangla HD

Upcoming SD channelsEdit

*Sun Marathi

*Udaya Life

*Surya Life

*Sun Odia

Print mediaEdit

SUN Group owns two daily newspapers and five magazines in Tamil. Dinakaran was founded in 1977 by K. P. Kandasamy and was acquired from K. P. K. Kumaran by Sun Network in 2005.[8][9] It is the second largest circulated Tamil daily in India after Dina Thanthi.[10][11] Tamil Murasu is an evening newspaper. The group owns the magazines Kungumam, Kumguma Chimizh, Kungumam Thozhi, Aanmigam, Mutharam and Vannathirai.

Radio stationsEdit

SUN Group owns 67 FM radio stations across India broadcasting under the names.

Red FM[6] (All over India),

Suryan FM (Tamilnadu),

Magic FM (Mumbai and Hyderabad).

OTT PlatformEdit

Sun NXT is a global online audio/video streaming platform owned and operated by Sun TV Network. Has more than 4000 movie titles including movies like Ajith Kumar's Mankatha, Vijay's Sarkar and Rajinikanth's Petta .Sun tv network is planning to invest more it's ott platform Sun NXT by making original web series and original ott movies from the mid of the 2021 .[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sun TV Network Profit & Loss". Sun TV Network. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Sun, Zee remain top on profitability charts". 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Problems in Sun TV Network license renewal". 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Sun TV Network win Hyderabad IPL franchise". Wisden India. 25 October 2012. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Sun Risers to represent Hyderabad in IPL". Wisden India. 18 December 2012. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Kalanithi Maran: Defying the odds". Forbes. 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ Babu, T. E. Narasimhan & Gireesh (13 August 2018). "Sun TV plans to foray into Bengali and Marathi entertainment space". Business Standard India. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ Jeffrey, Robin (24 March 2000). India's newspaper revolution. C. Hurst & Co. p. 79,80,114,135. ISBN 978-1-85065-383-7.
  9. ^ "Sun acquires Dinakaran newspaper". Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  10. ^ Judy Franko (13 March 2010). "Tamil daily Dinakaran takes over the lead". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  11. ^ "India's 15 most-read newspapers". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  12. ^ Narasimhan, T. E. (13 November 2020). "Sun TV to invest around Rs 600 cr in movies and content for OTT platform". Business Standard India. Retrieved 7 December 2020.