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
South East Asia
Middle East
United States
Canada
Europe
Oceania
South Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s) Sun News
Sun Music
K TV
Sun Life
Adithya TV
Chutti TV
Website Sun TV
Availability
Satellite
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 108
TATA Sky
(India)
Channel 1503 (HD)
Channel 1504
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 945
Channel 90 (HD)
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 551
Channel 981 (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
Dish Network
(United States)
Channel 753
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 287
Cable
Hathway
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 51
Asianet Digital TV
(India)
Channel 200
Starhub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 133
Rogers Cable
(Canada)
Channel 865
ooredoo
(Qatar)
Channel 269
Sreedevi digital
(Andhra pradesh, India)
503 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 511
IPTV
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 622

Sun TV is a Tamil satellite television station. Sun TV is also a Tamil language satellite television channel launched on 14 April 1993. It is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanidhi Maran.[2] Sun TV launched its HD version on 11 December 2011.[3] As of October 2015, Sun TV was the most viewed entertainment channel in India.[4]

History[edit]

Sun TV is the first and flagship channel of Sun Group started on 14 April 1993.[5][6][7][8] Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 24 April 2006 upon raising $133 million.[9] 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.[10]

Programs[edit]

Ranking Year Show Position Number of Episodes
1 20 December 1999–10 December 2001 Chithi Off-Air 467
2 23 April 2001–28 May 2003 Alaigal Off-Air 500
3 5 June 2002–17 June 2005 Metti Oli Off-Air 810
4 18 October 2007–14 October 2011 Magal Off-Air 1015
5 29 May 2003–4 December 2009 Kolangal Off-Air 1533
6 24 November 2003–27 February 2009 Anandam Off-Air 1297
7 21 August 2006–31 August 2012 Kasthuri Off-Air 1532
8 4 June 2007–23 April 2010 Meghala Off-Air 729
9 5 November 2007–22 March 2013 Thirumathi Selvam Off-Air 1360
10 1 June 2009–12 October 2012 Uravugal Off-Air 854
11 30 June 2009–25 January 2013 Thangam Off-Air 903
12 10 August 2009–3 February 2012 Idayam Off-Air 627
13 14 September 2009–18 January 2013 Chellame Off-Air 845
14 7 December 2009–17 January 2015 Thendral Off-Air 1340
15 19 January 2010–1 November 2014 Ilavarasi Off-Air 1263
16 19 April 2010–9 May 2015 Nadaswaram Off-Air 1356
17 26 April 2010-4 April 2015 Mundhanai Mudichu Off-Air 1325
18 14 November 2011–25 January 2014 Mutharam Off-Air 564
19 10 October 2011–4 March 2016 Azhagi Off-Air 1106
20 23 April 2012–13 September 2014 Pillai Nila Off-Air 649
21 3 September 2012–8 August 2015 Sonda Bandham Off-Air 821
22 15 October 2012 - present Bommalatam On-Air 1050+
23 17 December 2012 – present Valli On-Air 1000+
24 21 January 2013 – present Vani Rani On-Air 1000+
25 25 March 2013 - present Deivamagal On-Air 950+
26 10 June 2013 - present Vamsam On-Air 900+
27 1 July 2013 - present Devathai On-Air 900+
28 2 September 2013 - present Ponnunjal On-Air 850+
29 7 October 2013 - present Pasamalar On-Air 800+
30 27 January 2014 - present Maragatha Veenai On-Air 750+
31 6 October 2014 - present Chandralekha On-Air 500+
32 6 April 2015 - present Keladi Kanmani On-Air 400+
33 11 May 2015 - present Kuladeivam On-Air 300+
34 10 August 2015 - present Apoorva Ragangal On-Air 300+
35 7 March 2016 - present E.M.I.- Thavanaimurai Vazhkai On-Air 100+
36 27 June 2016 - present Naagini (TV series) On-Air 20+
 Sun TV also hosts numerous film-industry–related events in Tamil Nadu and the Sun Kudumbam Awards ceremony annually.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Tv network". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi wife pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express. 
  3. ^ "Sun TV HD launched". bseindia.com. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "BARC week 41: Sun TV is No 1 channel on All India basis". IndianTelevision.com. 23 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sun TV history". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express. 
  7. ^ Karmali, Naazneen (30 November 2009). "Strong Signal". Forbes. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rediff India Abroad, April 28, 2006 – Kalanithi Maran: A 'Sunshine' story, by Sanjiv Shankaran and S. Bridget Leena in New Delhi". Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Bharatan, Shilpa (27 March 2006). "Variety.com, Monday, April 24, 2006, 6:36pm PT – Sun TV shines on Exchange". Variety. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Ram, Arun (7 November 2005). "Karunanidhis pull out of Sun TV". Daily News and Analysis. 
  11. ^ Sharma, Kishore (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pull out of Sun TV". Televisionpoint.com. 

External links[edit]

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[2]

  1. ^ https://bharathibaskar.wordpress.com/about-bharathi-baskar
  2. ^ https://bharathibaskar.blogspot.com/2016/07/who-is-bharathi-baskar.html