Sony Ten

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Sony Ten is a group of Indian pay television sports channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks India. It broadcasts cricket, football, golf, basketball, tennis, MMA, and Professional wrestling events. It is a part of Sony Pictures Sports Network.

Sony Ten
Sony TEN logo.png
Country India
Broadcast areaAfghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
NetworkSony Pictures Sports Network
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Programming
Language(s)Tamil
English
Hindi
Telugu
Malayalam
Bangla
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i 4:3 for SDTVs)
Ownership
OwnerSony
ParentSony Pictures Networks India
Sister channels
History
Launched1 April 2002; 19 years ago (2002-04-01)
Former namesSony 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 HD:
Ten Golf
(2012-2015)
Ten Golf HD
(2015-2017)
Sony Ten 4:
(Launched on 1st June 2021)
Links
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Terrestrial
TV Lanka Digital TVChannel 41 (1 SD)
Channel 43 (2 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)
Sony Ten 4:
Tba (SD)
Tba (HD)
Kerala Vision Digital TV
(India)
Sony Ten 1:
Channel 763 (SD)
Channel 857 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 764 (SD)
Channel 860 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 767 (SD)
Channel 859 (HD)
MediaNet
(Maldives)
Channel 302
DEN NetworksChannel 408
Sim TV
(Nepal)
Channel 705
Ask Cable Vision (Sri Lanka)Sony Ten 1:
Channel 46 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 47 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 48 (SD)
Satellite
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 4:
Channel 1552 (SD)
TBD (HD)
Dish TV & d2hSony Ten 1:
Channel 654 (HD)
Channel 655 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 656 (HD)
Channel 657 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 622 (HD)
Channel 623 (SD)
Sony Ten 4:
Channel 2953 (SD)
TBD (HD)
Airtel Digital TVSony Ten 1:
Channel 285 (SD)
Channel 286 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 287 (SD)
Channel 288 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 289 (SD)
Channel 290 (HD)
Sony Ten 4:
TBD (SD)
TBD (HD)
Sun DirectSony Ten 1:
Channel 506 (SD)
Channel 980 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 512 (SD)
Channel 981 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 515 (SD)
TBD (HD)
Sony Ten 4:
Channel 516 (SD)
Channel 983 (HD)
Dish TV Sri Lanka
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 2645 (1 SD)
Channel 2647 (2 SD)
Dialog TVChannel 68 (1 SD)
Channel 70 (2 SD)
Channel 131 (2 HD)
Dish Home
(Nepal)
Channel 607 (1 SD)
Channel 947 (1 HD)
Channel 608 (2 SD)
Channel 948 (2HD)
Channel 609 (3 SD)
Channel 949 (3HD)
Akash DTH
(Bangladesh)
Channel 308 (Ten 1 HD)
Channel 309 (Ten 2 HD)
Channel 310 (Ten 3)
Channel 312 (Six HD)
IPTV
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 37 (SIX SD)
Channel 38 (1 SD)
Channel 44 (Ten Cricket 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)
Net TV NepalSony Ten 1:
Channel 519 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 520 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 521 (SD)

History

In January 2001, Taj Television was formed in Dubai. The company launched the channel as Ten Sports on 1 April 2002 in India and Pakistan.

In 2006, Essel Group bought the Ten Sports channel and made it a part of its Zee Network. However, Ten Sports Channel in Pakistan was handed over to a company called Tower Two which was an Essel Group's subsidiary.[1]

In 2010 Zee Networks rebranded its sports channel called Zee Sports as Ten Action, which featured adventures sports and non-cricket content. In 2011 Zee launched a new channel called Ten Cricket, exclusively for cricket matches. In March 2016 All Channels in the Zee Network Rebranded as Ten 1 Ten 2 and Ten 3 Respectively.

In August 2016, Sony Pictures Networks India bought all sports channels from Zee Network. 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 Gained control of Indian Sports Channels once owned by Zee Network.[2] which was completed on February 2017.[3] And With the completion of the second phase, Sony gained access to Other sports properties owned by Zee Network.[4] it was completed on September 2017.[5]

On 18 July 2017, the channels were rebranded under the Sony umbrella with the "Sony" brand attached as a prefix on the sports channels, in addition to the launch of the HD simulcasts.[6]

Current channels

Channel Original Language Audio Feed Resolution
Sony Ten 1 English SD+HD
Sony Ten 2 English
Sony Ten 3 Hindi
Sony Ten 4 Tamil, Telugu
Release timeline
2002Sony Ten 1
2003
2004
2005Sony Ten 2
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010Sony Ten 3
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021Sony Ten 4

Sony Ten 1

It broadcasts events from the World Athletics Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Sukma Games. Its programming schedule also consists on live coverage of the tennis, rallying, horse racing, beach volleyball events and basketball. 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.[7]

Sony Ten 2

It broadcasts football matches from European football leagues such as Bundesliga of Germany and MMA pramotion Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) of USA in English commentary.[8]

Sony Ten 3

It airs cricket matches from the Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England and Australia cricket boards. Usually these are broadcast in Hindi.[9] It also broadcasts football matches.[10][11] Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD broadcasts UFC matches in SD and HD format respectively in Hindi language. UFC is an US based leading MMA promotion.[12]

Sony Ten 4

It was launched on June 1, 2021 in order to broadcast a mix of cricket, soccer, WWE and Olympics events in Tamil and Telugu.

Former Channels

Sony Ten Golf

It was an HD, golf-focused channel launched on 7 October 2015. It had 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.[13] The channel was closed on 31 December 2018.

 
Sony Ten Golf

Programming Rights

Tennis

Football

National teams

Clubs

MMA

Pro-Wrestling

Multi-Sport Events

See also

References

  1. ^ Correspondent, Our (23 July 2020). "Indian monopoly over Pakistan Cricket broadcast rights". ScoreLine. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  2. ^ Menon, Bindu. "Sony Pictures acquires Ten Sports for $385 m". @businessline. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Zee completes 1st phase of sale of TEN sports to Sony Pictures". The Financial Express. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  4. ^ PTI. "Zee Entertainment completes sale of TEN Sports to Sony". @businessline. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  5. ^ "ZEE Entertainment Completes Sale Of TEN Sports To Sony". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Sony rebrands sports business; launches 2 new HD channels". The Economic Times. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Sony Ten 1 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India trwtu. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  8. ^ "UFC 264 , Dustin Poriee vs Conor McGregor". Indian express.
  9. ^ "West Indies Cricket Board production and International broadcast rights from 2012-2019 contract". www.espncricinfo.com.
  10. ^ Shah, Kartik (23 March 2017). "Ten 3 Broadcast Emirates T20 Live Telecast in India, UAE, Pakistan country". Sports24Hour.com. Retrieved 3 December 2017..
  11. ^ "Sony Ten 3 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  12. ^ "UFC 264". Indian express.
  13. ^ "Sony Ten 1 HD TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Australian open live streaming details". DNA India.
  15. ^ "Copa America deal expands Sony Pictures Networks India's soccer portfolio - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Sony Pictures Networks India and Olympic Channel to Broadcast Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2020.