SAB TV

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Sony SAB
Sony SAB (TV).png
Launched23 April 1999; 19 years ago (1999-04-23)
Owned bySony Pictures Networks
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Audience shareIndia:
63% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARC[dead link])
SloganHaste Raho India (India keep on laughing)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s)Sony TV
Sony MAX
Sony Max 2
Sony Rox
Sony Liv
Sony Six
Sony Mix
Sony Aath
AXN
Sony Le Plex
Animax
Sony BBC Earth
Sony Pix
Sony ESPN
Sony Ten
Sony Pix
Sony Wah
Sony Pal
Sony Yay
Sony Marathi
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TVChannel 126 (SD)
Channel 127 (HD)
Big TVChannel 210 (SD)
Dish TVChannel 107 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 134 (SD)
Channel 132 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 320 (SD)
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 730 (SD)
Videocon d2hChannel 113 (SD)
Channel 905 (HD)
Dish Network (USA)Channel 701
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 281 (SD)
Starsat (Sub-Saharan Africa)Channel 509 (SD)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 85
Parabole Maurice (Mauritius)Channel 141
Parabole Madagascar (Madagascar)Channel 141
Parabole Réunion (Réunion)Channel 141
Cable
In DigitalChannel 105 (SD)
Siti Cable (Kolkata)Channel 116 (SD)
Channel 26 (HD)
GTPLChannel 07 (SD)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 807 (SD)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 163 (SD)
Channel 164 (SAB TV on Demand)
Manthan DigitalChannel 507 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 522 (SD)
Den CableChannel 108
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 172
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 505 (SD)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 774
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 648
My.T (Mauritius)Channel 38
HyppTV (Malaysia)Channel 342
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Any WhereWatch live (UK only)
SonyLIV/e in Officail (India)

SAB TV (also known as Sony Sab) is an Indian pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Networks specialising in comedy shows and soap operas.

History[edit]

Sony Sab was launched by Sri Adhikari Brothers on 23 April 1999. At first it was launched as a Hindi-language comedy channel. Sony Pictures Networks took over SAB TV in March 2005[1][2] and rebranded it as Sony Sab, with a new focus on general entertainment[3] and eventually turning itselt into a youth channel. In 2008, Sony Sab changed its appeal to being a Hindi-language generalist network.[4]

The high-definition feed of the channel was launched on 5 September 2016.[5]

Feeds[edit]

Sony Sab has two dedicated international feeds.

  • ATN SAB TV: Canadian category-B Hindi-language TV network in Canada owned by Asian Television Networks. It broadcasts original series from SAB TV as well as certain Canadian productions.
  • SAB TV Asia: A free-to-air channel directed towards Southeast Asia.

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adhikaris sell SAB TV brand to Sony for $13 m". The Financial Express (India). 14 March 2005.
  2. ^ indiantelevision.com Team (11 May 2005). "Smart Buy: Making of the Sony-Sab deal". Indiantelevision Dot Com.
  3. ^ "SAB TV shifts from pure comedy to general entertainment". 28 October 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ Mohanty, Meera (30 August 2008). "SAB to reposition itself as family-oriented comedy channel". Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "SAB HD to launch on 5 September". TelevisionPost.com. Retrieved 2017-07-24.

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