Sun TV (India)
|Launched||14 April 1993
11 December 2011 (HD)
|Network||Sun TV Network|
|Picture format||576i (SD)
Sub Saharan Africa
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Sister channel(s)||Sun News
|Channel 702 (HD)
Channel 90 (HD)
Channel 552 (HD)
|Airtel digital TV
Channel 490 (HD)
|Reliance Digital TV
Channel 960 (HD)
|OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
|DSTv ([South Africa])||channel 454 DSTV Indian Package|
|Asianet Digital TV
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.
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. 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.
Popularity and competition
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.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.
- Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi wife pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express.
- Ram, Arun (7 November 2005). "Karunanidhis pull out of Sun TV". Daily News and Analysis.
- Sharma, Kishore (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pull out of Sun TV". Televisionpoint.com.
- "BARC week 41: Sun TV is No 1 channel on All India basis". IndianTelevision.com. 23 October 2015.
- Nithyananda Peetam seeks action against Sun TV IBN - 8 July 2011