Sun Group

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Sun Group
Type Private
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1992
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served India
Key people Kalanidhi Maran, (Chairman)
Products Books, cable programming, films, magazines, newspapers, satellite television, sporting events, television, websites, Airlines
Divisions Sun TV
Tamil Murasu
Red FM 93.5
Suryan FM 93.5
Sun Pictures
Sun Direct DTH
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sun Group is an Indian conglomerate group, based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The group was founded by Indian billionaire Kalanithi Maran and his family members including his wife Kaveri Maran. In a short span, Sun Group's Sun TV Network became one of the largest media networks of India. It also entered the aviation business with Spicejet also owns Indian IPL cricket team Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sun Group is divided in two holdings: Kal Media Services Pvt. Ltd. and Kal Airways Pvt. Ltd.. While Kal Media Services manages the TV, Radio, Newspaper and Magazine business, Kal Airways focuses on the development of its airline Spicejet.


Kal Media Services Pvt. Ltd.

  • 33 TV Channels across Indian languages
    • 8 SD Channels and 3 HD Channels in Tamil
    • 8 SD Channels and 1 HD Channel in Telugu
    • 7 SD Channels in Kannada
    • 6 SD Channels in Malayalam
  • 45 Radio stations across all India
  • 2 Daily newspapers in Tamil
  • 5 Magazines in Tamil
  • Sun Pictures, one of the leading film production and distribution company
  • Sun Direct, one of India's leading DTH companies, also first to carry HD channels in India.
  • Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV) - Multi System Operators (MSO).
  • Sun Distribution Services Private Limited - to distribute its channels.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad, Hyderabad IPL (Cricket) Franchise

Kal Airways Pvt. Ltd.

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