Sun TV (India)

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Sun TV
சன் தொலைக்காட்சி
Sun TV logo.svg
Launched 14 April 1993 (1993-04-14)[1]
11 December 2011 (2011-12-11) (HD)
Network Sun TV Network
Picture format 576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Country India
Language Tamil
Broadcast area India
Sri Lanka
Middle East
United States
New Zealand
South Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s) Sun News
Sun Music
Sun Life
Sun Action
Adithya TV
Chutti TV
Website Sun TV
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 108
Channel 702 (HD)
Channel 703
Dish TV
Channel 945
Channel 90 (HD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 551
Channel 552 (HD)
Airtel digital TV
Channel 500
Channel 490 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV
Channel 802
Sun Direct
Channel 100
Channel 960 (HD)
Channel 211
Dish Network
Channel 753
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 287
DSTv ([South Africa]) channel 454 DSTV Indian Package
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 51
Asianet Digital TV
Channel 200
Starhub TV
Channel 133
Rogers Cable
Channel 865
Mozaic Qtel
Channel 269
Mio TV
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]

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India revealed in October 2015 that Sun TV was the most viewed channel in India.

Sun TV's HD channel was launched on 11 December 2011.[3]


It was the first fully privately owned television channel in India when it emerged in 1993. 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


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]

Popularity and competition[edit]

In October 2015, BARC India revealed that Sun TV was the most viewed entertainment channel in India, ahead of Hindi channels such as Star Plus and Colors.[6]The network has successfully completed 20 years. It has successful shows such as Chithi, Alaigal, Metti Oli, Anandham, Selvi, Kolangal, Idhayam, and Thirumathi Selvam, Thendral and reality shows such as Kodeeswaran, Mastana Mastana, Super Dancer, Thiruvalar Thirumathi, Thanga Vettai, Deala No Deala, and Super Kudumbam.


Sun TV has been accused by the Nithyananda Foundation of slander.[7]


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