Sun TV Network

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Sun TV Network Limited
Type Public (BSE532733, NSESUNTV)
Industry Mass media
Founded 1993
Founders Kalanidhi Maran
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Key people Kalanidhi Maran (Chairman)
K. Vijaykumar (CEO and MD)
Products Broadcasting, publishing, satellite television, Internet and movie production
Revenue INR22.31 billion (US$360 million) (2014)[1]
Net income INR7.45 billion (US$120 million) (2014)
Employees 1,908 (2011)
Parent Sun Group
Website www.suntv.in
www.sunnetwork.in

Sun TV Network Limited is an Indian mass media company headquartered in MRC Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a part of Sun Group. It has been named as Asia's most profitable media corporation and the largest TV network.[2][3] Established on April 13, 1993, it created and owns a variety of television channels and radio stations in multiple languages covering all Indian states. Its flagship channel is Sun TV, which was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India when it emerged. Sun TV Networks are the owners for an Hyderabad-based IPL team, taken over from the Deccan Chargers from 2012.[4] The team will be known as the Sun Risers[5] from the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League

The company is owned by Kalanidhi Maran, who is the chairman and managing director who was awarded the CNBC Business Excellence Award in 2005.

Products and operations[edit]

Television channels[edit]

Sun Network office in Chennai

Sun Network offers 29 television channels in four languages, generally targeting southern Indian viewers.

SD channels
Category Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam
Entertainment channels Sun TV Gemini TV Udaya TV Surya TV
Music channels Sun Music Gemini Music Udaya Music Surya Music
Movie channels K TV Gemini Movies Udaya Movies Kiran Tv
News channels Sun News Gemini News Udaya News
Old song channels Sun Life Gemini Life
Comedy channels Adithya TV Gemini Comedy Udaya Comedy Chirithira
Children's channels Chutti TV Kushi TV Chintu TV Kochu Tv
Action movie channels Sun Action Gemini Action Suriyan TV Surya Action

Sun TV RI (Rest of India) transmits the same Sun TV content but specialized for the rest of India i.e. all states other than Tamil Nadu and enabling the advertisers to focus on specific geographical areas.

HD channels
Category Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam
Entertainment channels Sun TV HD Gemini TV HD
Music channels Sun Music HD
Movie channels K TV HD

Print media[edit]

Sun Group’s print media:

Newspapers[edit]

Magazines[edit]

  • Kungumam - weekly Tamil magazine
  • Kumguma Chimizh - weekly Tamil magazine
  • Kungumam Thozhi - weekly Tamil women's magazine
  • Aanmigam - weekly Tamil religious magazine
  • Mutharam - weekly Tamil magazine
  • Vannathirai - weekly Tamil cinema magazine

Radio stations[edit]

Sun Network is one of largest radio broadcasters in India with 45 FM radio stations in two radio brands: Suryan FM in Tamil Nadu and Red FM in other parts of India.

SURYAN FM 93.5 MHZ
State Language 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tamil Nadu Tamil Chennai Coimbatore Trichy Madurai Tirunelveli Tuticorin Pondicherry
RED FM 93.5 MHZ
Kerala MALAYALAM Kochi Trissur Kannur Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram - -
Andhra
pradesh
Telugu Rajamundry Hyderabad Tirupati Vijayawada Vishakapatnam Warangal -
Karnataka Kannada Bengaluru Mangaluru Mysuru Kalaburgi - - -
Maharashtra MARATHI /OTHER Aurangabad Pune Nashik Nagpur - - -
Uttar
Pradesh
Hindi/other Lucknow Varanasi Kanpur Allahabad - - -
Gujarat Hindi/other Rajkot Vadodara Ahmedabad - - - -
Madhya
Pradesh
Hindi/other Indore Bhopal Jabalpur - - - -
Other states Hindi/other Jaipur Bhubaneshwar Jamshedpur Siliguri Asansol Gangtok Guwahati
Other states Hindi/other Shillong Aizwal - - - - -
with a 48.9%
stake
Hindi/other New Delhi Mumbai Kolkata - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FY 2012 Sun TV Network
  2. ^ "From cable TV to aviation biz, Maran’s march continues". Financialexpress.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  3. ^ Sun, Zee remain top on profitability charts. Rediff.com (2004-12-31). Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  4. ^ "Sun TV Network win Hyderabad IPL franchise". Wisden India. 25 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sun Risers to represent Hyderabad in IPL". Wisden India. 18 December 2012.