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|Launched||1 April 2002|
|Owned by||Zee Network|
|Picture format||TEN Action, TEN Cricket, TEN Golf and TEN Sports: 4:3 576i (SDTV)
TEN HD: 16:9 720p (HDTV)
|Sister channel(s)||TEN Action
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 505|
|Tata Sky||Channel 407|
|Dish TV||Channel 660 and Channel 80 (HD)|
|Dialog TV||Channel 13|
|Sun Direct||Channel 506|
|Airtel DTH||Channel 230|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 411|
|Asianet Digital TV(India)||Channel 307|
|Peo TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 38|
Ten Sports own long term broadcast rights for five cricket boards - South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, offering its viewers the best of sports action round the clock.
Channel brings to sports buffs a continuous dose of varied sports including WWE, US Open, ATP Tournaments, WTA, Ryder Cup, Moto GP, Euro league, PGA Championship,Asian Tour, European Tour and Tour De France. It also telecasts the world's best football action from the top leagues like the UEFA champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, French League, Capital One Cup, German Cup along with major football club television programming thus promising the best in International Football.
Established in April 2002, Ten Sports (TAJ Television) is owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and is available across the world directly and or through partner channels. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEEL entertains over 670+ million viewers across 169 countries.
The company was launched in the UAE as Taj Television by Emirati promoter Abdul Rehman Bukhatir along with a management team of CEO Chris McDonald, Zahid Noorani, Peter Hutton, Steve Norris, Mark Denton and Nikhil Diwadkar. Following the acquisition of broadcast rights to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, WWE, Formula 1, UEFA Champions League football and FIH World hockey, the "Ten Sports" channel operated by Taj Television became established as the most watched sports channel on Indian and Pakistani television. The business was sold to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in 2010 for a reported figure of 100 million USD. Taj TV also operated the Cricket Plus channel in North America, Goal TV in Asia, ASN in Asia, the Football Channel in Singapore and Showtime Sports in the Middle East during the period from 2004-2010.
TEN SPORTS broadcasts the US Open, WTA, Chennai Open, FIH (Field Hockey), Tour de France, Athletics World Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. TEN SPORTS also telecast ATP, Moto GP, EFLI (American Football), Rallying, Horse Racing and Beach Volleyball events. WWE have extended their broadcasting deal with TEN Sports, who will show live WWE RAW and monthly WWE PPVs starting in January 2015,
TEN CRICKET televises cricket action from 5 International Cricketing Boards– West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Apart from the 5 cricket boards the Ten Cricket has various other cricket properties – ICC Cricket World, Homes of Cricket, Simply the Best etc. which ensure year round viewership for the channel.
TEN ACTION is India’s first football centric channel.
TEN ACTION broadcasts the best of football matches of the most revered leagues from around the world –UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Copa Del Rey, I-League, Federation Cup, Coppa Italia, French League, Capital One Cup, Npower Championship, German Cup, Brazilian League and Major League Soccer all year round.
Well known and experienced Football Channel anchor Joe Morrison plus a panel of well-known ex-footballers from the UK share their insights on the upcoming live matches, football industry updates on the channel on its show Countdown 2 kick off.
TenHD is 24x7 HD channel, showcase exciting sports action in High definition from its stellar line-up of Live Premier international sporting events including Cricket, football, tennis and motor sports among others. Also WWE (From January 2015)
TEN GOLF is India's first 24 hours dedicated Golf channel. TEN GOLF has the Broadcasting rights to the European Tour, Asian Tour, Ryder Cup, LPGA Tour,Royal Trophy, 95th US PGA Championship, 74th Senior PGA Championship, Professional Golf Tour of India & Ladies European Tour rights. Ten Golf brings to India the Golf Channel Block featuring a range of Golf programming content.
Notable events which are broadcast by TEN Sports and its sister channels include.
- International cricket in Pakistan and UAE
- International cricket in West Indies
- International cricket in Sri Lanka
- International cricket in Zimbabwe
- ICC events (Only in Pakistan)
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Super Cup
- Supercopa de España (Spanish Super Cup)
- Ligue 1
- Copa del Rey
- German FA Cup
- Italian Cup
- English League Cup
- Brazilian League
- Dutch League Eredivisie
- Scottish Premier League
- FIFA Club World Cup
- FFA Cup
- Asian Tour
- PGA European Tour
- Ryder Cup
- Royal Trophy
- US PGA Championship
- Senior PGA Championship
- Professional Golf Tour of India
- WWE Raw
- WWE SmackDown
- WWE NXT
- WWE Superstars
- WWE Bottom Line
- WWE After Burn
- WWE Experience
- WWE Vintage Collection
- WWE pay-per-view events
- Hockey World Cup
- Hockey Champions Trophy
- Hockey Champions Challenge