Sun TV (India)

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Sun TV
சன் தொலைக்காட்சி
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Launched 14 April 1993 (1993-04-14)[1]
11 December 2011 (2011-12-11) (HD)
Network Sun TV Network
Owned by Sun Group
Picture format 576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Country India
Language Tamil
Broadcast area India
Malaysia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
Middle East
United States
Canada
Europe
Australia and New Zealand
South Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s) Sun News
Sun Music
K TV
Sun Life
Sun Action
Adithya TV
Chutti TV
Website Sun TV
Availability
Satellite
TATA Sky
(India)
Channel 702
Channel 703 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 909
Channel --- (HD)
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 801
Channel 802 (HD)
Airtel digital TV
(India)
Channel 500
Channel 490 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV
(India)
Channel 802
Sun Direct
(India)
Channel 100
Channel 960 (HD)
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 211
Channel 230 (HD)
Dish Network
(USA)
Channel 795
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 47
Cable
Hathway
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 550
Asianet Digital TV
(India)
Channel 200
Starhub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 133
Rogers Cable
(Canada)
Channel 865
Mozaic Qtel
(Qatar)
Channel 269
IPTV
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 622

Sun TV (Tamil: சன் தொலைக்காட்சி) is a Tamil satellite television station. It is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanidhi Maran.[2]

Its high-definition (HD) counterpart was launched on 11 December 2011.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.

Shows[edit]

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.[5] Sun TV has been accused by some Hindus of being biased against Hindus, and by the Nithyananda Foundation of slander.[6]

Programming[edit]

Rank Year Show Status No. of episodes
1 7 December 2009 – present Thendral On-air 1273
2 19 April 2010 – present Nadhaswaram serial On-air 1196
3 26 April 2010 – present Mundhaanai Mudichu On-air 1191
4 10 October 2011 – present Azhagi On-air 764
5 17 December 2012 – present Valli On-air 504
6 25 March 2013 – present Deivamagal On-air 492

Popularity and competition[edit]

The network has successfully completed 20 years. It has successful shows such as Chithi, Alaigal, Metti Oli, Anandham, Selvi, Kolangal, Idhayam, and Thirumathi Selvam and reality shows such as Kodeeswaran, Mastana Mastana, Super Dancer, Thiruvalar Thirumathi, Thanga Vettai, Deala No Deala, and Super Kudumbam.

Awards[edit]

Sun Kudumbam Awards 2010 Present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]