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.
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.