Sony Entertainment Television (India)
- This article is about the Sony Entertainment Television channel in India. For the Indian version broadcast worldwide, see Sony Entertainment Television Asia.
||It has been suggested that Multi Screen Media be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2013.|
|Sony Entertainment Television (India)|
Sony Entertainment Television (India)
|Owned by||Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment)|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||SAB TV
|Website||Sony Entertainment Television India Website|
|Airtel Digital TV||Channel 103(SD), Channel 128(HD)|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 207;|
|DishTV||Channel 105 (SD), Channel 4 (HD)|
|Tata Sky||Channel 111 (SD), Channel 112 (HD)|
|Dish Network||Channel 695|
|Sun Direct (India)||Channel 310|
|Videocon d2h (India)||Channel 109 (SD), Channel 908 (HD)|
|Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 52 (SD)|
|Manthan Digital (Kolkata)||Channel 404|
|Hathway Digital Cable||Channel 4|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 127|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 1754|
|iO Digital Cable
|SkyCable CAMANAVA (Philippines)||Channel 73|
|IN Digital Cable||Channel 116|
|Siti Digital||Channel 112|
|Mio TV (Singapore)||Channel 644|
|PEO TV(Sri Lanka)||Channel 79|
Sony Entertainment Television or SET, is a Hindi-language based general entertainment television channel in India. It was launched in October 1995 and is owned by Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. (MSM, formerly SET India Private Limited), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The network carried C.I.D. and Kaun Banega Crorepati.
MSM's family of channels in India include: SAB TV, SET Max, Sony Aath, SET PIX, AXN, Animax and recently on September 1, 2011, they launched a 24 hour Hindi Music Channel Sony MIX, distributed by MSM Discovery Private Limited, a distribution joint venture between MSM and Discovery Communications India.
As of September 1, 2011, the channel has changed its identity by changing its theme and Sony word being inscribed on top of logos of all its sister channels - SAB, SET, PIX, MIX, SIX and MAX.
Today, SET faces stiff competition from other players in the market, especially STAR Plus, Zee TV, and Colors. In terms of average prime time TVR; Sony Entertainment Television had 3 shows among top ten non-fiction programs in 2011 while Zee TV and STAR Plus had two shows.
SET's programming is targeted towards family audiences. The programming covers genres including drama, reality, comedy, thriller, horror, Bollywood, and live events. Some of its most successful programmes to date include Boogie Woogie; C.I.D.; Comedy Circus; Indian Idol; an adaptation of the worldwide Pop Idol (American Idol); Amber Dhara, Anamika, Ghar Ek Mandir, Sakshi, Devi,Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (There Is No One Like Jassi), Betty la fea (Ugly Betty), Ekta Kapoor's Kkusum (Family drama), 10 Ka Dum, Aahat (a Horror Show), Baat Hamari Pakki Hai (Drama), Saas Bina Sasural (Sitcom), Ekta Kapoor's Kutumb season 1 and season 2,Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Kya Hua Tera Vaada (Drama series), Kuch Toh Log Kahenge(Drama)Crime Patrol Dastak, Dekha Ek Khwaab and Bharat Ka Veer Putra-Maharana Pratap(Historical Drama), Ek Nayi Pehchaan(Drama), Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara (Drama), which is one of the best shows on Sony TV.
In July 2010, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that it has bought the copyrights of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Indian version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire) from STAR Plus and aired KBC 4 with its original host Amitabh Bachchan on the Indian SET. KBC 1 & 2 were hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and KBC 3 was hosted by Shahrukh Khan on STAR Plus. Kaun Banega Crorepati(KBC) Season 5 started on Sony Entertainment Television on the independence day, 15 August 2011 with its brand new 1st Episode which saw a blockbuster opening of 5.24 TVRs, in the top 3 metros Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata. KBC has been one of the most successful shows of Sony Entertainment Television.
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