Sun TV (India)
|Launched||14 April 1993|
|Network||Sun TV Network|
|Owned by||Sun Group|
|Picture format||576i (SD)
Australia & New Zealand
Sub Saharan Africa
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Sister channel(s)||Sun News
Channel 703 (HD)
|Channel 47 (SD)|
Channel 802 (HD)
|Airtel digital TV
Channel 490 (HD)
|Reliance Digital TV
Channel 960 (HD)
Channel 230 (HD)
|Asianet Digital TV
Its HD counterpart was launched on 11 December 2011.
It was the first fully privately owned television channel in India when it emerged in 1992. It is the most viewed Tamil television channel in the world, with syndicated broadcasts in several countries, such as the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. It remained privately held until 2006, when it was listed on two Indian stock exchanges, the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The channel broadcasts a variety of shows, such as numerous soap operas, game shows, newscasts, and shows of general entertainment. Sun TV also hosts numerous film-industry–related events in Tamil Nadu and, as of 2011, host the Sun Kudumbam Awards ceremony annually. Sun TV has been accused by some Hindus of being biased against Hindus, and by the Nithyananda Foundation of slander.
|Rank||Year||Show||Status||No. of Episodes|
|1||12 July 2009 – present||Thendral||On-Air||1000+|
|2||19 January 2010 – present||Ilavarasi||On-Air||1000+|
|3||19 April 2010 – present||Nadhaswaram serial||On-Air||1000+|
|4||26 May 2010 – present||Mundhaanai Mudichu||On-Air||1000+|
|5||10 October 2011 – Present||Azhagi||On-Air||500+|
|6||23 April 2012 – present||Pillai Nila||On-Air||500+|
|7||17 December 2012 – present||Valli||On-Air||400+|
Popularity and competition
The network has successfully completed its 20 years. It hails successful shows such as Chithi, Alaigal, Metti Oli, Anandham, Selvi, Kolangal, Idhayam, Thirumathi Selvam and reality shows such as Kodeeswaran, Mastana Mastana, Super Dancer, Thiruvalar Thirumathi, Thanga Vettai, Deala No Deala, Super Kudumbam and has thus established itself in Indian television.
Sun Kudumbam Awards 2010 Present
- Menon, Jaya (November 8, 2005). "Karunanidhi wife pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express.
- Ram, Arun (November 7, 2005). "Karunanidhis pull out of Sun TV". Daily News and Analysis.
- Sharma, Kishore (November 8, 2005). "Karunanidhi pull out of Sun TV". Televisionpoint.com.
- Nithyananda Peetam seeks action against Sun TV IBN - July 8, 2011