Sony Ten

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Sony Ten
Sony TEN logo.png
Broadcast areaIndian subcontinent
SloganGo beyond
Sports inspires life
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i 4:3 for SDTVs)
OwnerSony Pictures Networks
Sister channels
Launched1 April 2002; 18 years ago (2002-04-01)
Former namesSony Ten 1:
Ten Sports
Ten 1
Sony Ten 2:
Zee Sports
Ten Action
Ten 2
Sony Ten 3:
Ten Cricket
Ten 3
Sony Ten Golf HD:
Ten Golf
Ten Golf HD
Sony Ten 4:
(Launching Soon)
TV Lanka Digital TVChannel 41 (1 SD)
Channel 43 (2 SD)
Asianet Digital TV
Sony Ten 1:
Channel 306 (SD)
Channel 812 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 307 (SD)
Channel 815 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 308 (SD)
Channel 816 (HD)
Channel 302
DEN NetworksChannel 408
Sim TV
Channel 705
Ask Cable Vision (Sri Lanka)Sony Ten 1:
Channel 46 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 47 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 48 (SD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 505 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
Tata SkySony Ten 1:
Channel 470 (HD)
Channel 471 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 473 (HD)
Channel 474 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 475 (HD)
Channel 476 (SD)
Dish TVChannel 610 (1 HD)
Channel 611 (1 SD)
Channel 612 (2 HD)
Channel 613 (2 SD)
Channel 614 (HD)
Channel 615 (3 SD)
Dialog TVChannel 68 (1 SD)
Channel 70 (2 SD)
Channel 131 (2 HD)
Dish TV Sri Lanka
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 2645 (1 SD)
Channel 2647 (2 SD)
Sun DirectChannel 506
Airtel Digital TVSony Ten 1:
Channel 285 (SD)
Channel 286 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 287 (SD)
Channel 288 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 289 (SD)
Channel 290 (HD)
Dish Home
Channel 607 (1 SD)
Channel 947 (1 HD)
Channel 608 (2 SD)
Channel 948 (2HD)
Channel 609 (3 SD)
Channel 949 (3HD)
Akash DTH
Channel 308 (Ten 1 HD)
Channel 309 (Ten 2 HD)
Channel 310 (Ten 3)
Channel 312 (Six HD)
Videocon d2hChannel 411 (1 SD)
Channel 927 (1 HD)
Channel 413 (2 SD)
Channel 931 (3 HD)
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 38 (1 SD)
Channel 45 (2 SD)
Sony Ten 1:
Channel 323 (HD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 322 (HD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 321 (HD)
Net TV NepalSony Ten 1:
Channel 519 (SD)
Sony Ten 2:
Channel 520 (SD)
Sony Ten 3:
Channel 521 (SD)

Sony Ten is an Indian pay TV sports network owned by Sony Pictures Sports Networks. It broadcasts cricket, association football, golf, basketball, tennis, MMA and wrestling events. It was launched in 1 April 2002. Sony Pictures Networks acquired the channels from Zee Entertainment.

Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of Sony India's sports channels.[citation needed]


In January 2001, Taj Television was established in Dubai Media City. The company launched Ten Sports on 1 April 2002.[1]

In 2005, Zee Entertainment Enterprises launched Zee Sports as their 24-hour sports broadcasting network. Later, in November 2006, Zee acquired Taj Television as a subsidiary. Zee Sports was rebranded to Ten Action in 2010, which featured adventures sports and non-cricket content such as tennis and football. Twelve also launched a separate feed for Pakistan.[citation needed]

In August 2016, Zee's CEO Subash Chandra announced that the company was negotiating with Sony Pictures Networks to sell its sports channel bouquet. The agreement was signed in September 2016 and the acquisition was planned to be two-phased. With the completion of the first phase of the purchase, Sony expanded its Indian sports network to 9 channels. With the completion of second phase, Sony gained access to sports channels owned by Zee outside India. On 18 July 2017, the channels were rebranded under the Sony umbrella with the "Sony" brand attached as a prefix on the sports channels, in addition with the launch of the HD simulcasts.[citation needed]



Sony Ten 1[edit]

It broadcasts events from the World Athletics Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Sukma Games. Its programming schedule also consists on live coverage of the tennis,rallying, horse racing, beach volleyball events and basketball. WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute pre-show) and WWE SmackDown are currently broadcast live weekly, along with NXT, Main Event, WWE Sunday Dhamaal and (generally) monthly pay-per-view specials.[2]

Sony Ten 2[edit]

It broadcasts football matches from European football leagues and events of biggest MMA promotion in the world.

In addition, football panelists frlive and exclusive on their channel across the world share their insights on the upcoming live matches, football updates on the channel on its show Football Extra.[3]

Sony Ten 3[edit]

It airs cricket matches from the Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, Australia.Usually the Sport-related content is televised in Hindi.[4] It also broadcasts football matches.[5][6]

Sony Six[edit]

Sony Sports owns long term broadcast rights for the cricket boards of Australia, England, Pakistan,and Sri Lanka.

Its Pakistani feed broadcasts original content from Dubai Media City headquarters and cricket matches of International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council. Ten Sports Pakistan, although having the same brand as its Indian sister channel, does not air simulcast programming from Sony Sports channels.




Sony Ten Golf[edit]

It was an HD, golf-focused channel launched on 7 October 2015. It had the broadcasting rights to the European Tour, Asian Tour, Ryder Cup, LPGA Tour, Royal Trophy, US PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, Professional Golf Tour of India, and Ladies European Tour.[8] The channel was closed on 31 December 2018.

Sony ESPN[edit]

Launched as Sony Kix on 8 April 2015 (the day when 2015 Indian Premier League began) by what is now Sony Pictures Networks India, it was the second sports television channel launched by the company after Sony Six. The channel was rebranded as Sony ESPN on 17 January 2016. The partnership with ESPN was made official in October 2015. Sony and ESPN would partner together on website and app efforts, with ESPN providing and producing content such as cricket, football, tennis, basketball, badminton, field hockey, golf, rugby union, motorsport along with other events. Sony Six and Sony ESPN, which were launched before Sony's purchase of Ten, effectively became part of the group when the acquisition was completed. Both SD and HD versions of Sony ESPN were shut down on 31 March 2020.



  1. ^ "Ten Sports Live – Home of Live Sports". News 21th. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Sony Ten 1 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India trwtu. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Sony Ten 2 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ "West Indies Cricket Board production and International broadcast rights from 2012-2019 contract".
  5. ^ Shah, Kartik (23 March 2017). "Ten 3 Broadcast Emirates T20 Live Telecast in India, UAE, Pakistan country". Retrieved 3 December 2017..
  6. ^ "Sony Ten 3 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Sony Pictures Networks India and Olympic Channel to Broadcast Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Sony Ten 1 HD TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017.

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