Sun TV (India)

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Sun TV
சன் தொலைக்காட்சி (25)
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 (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
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
Sister channel(s)
Website Sun TV
Availability
Satellite
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 108
TATA Sky
(India)
Channel 1503 (HD)
Channel 1504
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 1802
Channel 1801 (HD)
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 542
Channel 980 (HD)
Airtel digital TV
(India)
Channel 754
Channel 755 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV
(India)
Channel 802
Sun Direct
(India)
Channel 100
Channel 800 (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
Digicon
(Tamilnadu, India)

Channel 101 (SD)

Channel 901 (HD)
IPTV
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 102
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 622

Sun TV is an Indian Tamil language cable and 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] Sun TV was the most viewed entertainment channel in India. BARC reports say Sun TV as No.1 Entertainment Channel[4] Sun TV on April 14, 2018 completes 25 years in TV industry with Silver Jubilee.Sun TV is launching its second GEC, Sun Life Channel which currently telecasts retro songs and movies is repositioned as Sun TV second GEC channel by September 2018, The channel will more focus on urban and youth related contents.

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] Sun TV is the most Watched Channel In India interms Of Viewership As It is One of The Few Tamil Channels Available in The Market. Sun TV has Constantly Ranked at No.1 in BARC Ratings and Is Only Eclipsed to No.2 in the Indian Premier League Season By Star Sports which holds the Rights for this Popular Cricket League in India for 2018-2022 Seasons.Sun TV Gets Viewership for Over 100 million Every Single Week making it One of the most Watched Channel in The world.

Serials aired[edit]

Sun TV used to telecast serials only in weekdays from Monday to Friday. Because of huge response for its serials, Sun TV team tried a new strategy to telecast serials on Saturdays also which was highly criticised by the youngsters.Metti oli, Chithi, kolangal, kasturi, Naadhaswaram, Thirumathi Selvam, Deivamagal, Thendral, Valli were among the most watched serials telecasted in Sun TV.

List of Original Air on Sun Tv

No Air dates Show Status 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 11 February 2002 - 21 January 2005 Annamalai Off-Air 757
4 26 November 2002 - 11 May 2005 Metti Oli Off-Air 810
5 29 May 2003 - 4 December 2009 Kolangal Off-Air 1533
6 24 November 2003 – 27 February 2009 Anandham Off-Air 1297
7 29 February 2004 - 14 January 2007 Raja Rajeshwari Off-Air 148
8 3 May 2004 – 30 November 2007 My Dear Bootham Off-Air 914
9 3 May 2004 - 22 September 2006 Ahalya Off-Air 616
10 24 January 2005 - 29 December 2006 Selvi Off-Air 499
11 24 July 2006 - 8 June 2008 Lakshmi Off-Air 483
12 21 August 2006 – 31 August 2012 Kasthuri Off-Air 1532
13 25 September 2006 - 29 May 2009 Bandham Off-Air 678
14 11 December 2006 – 5 September 2008 Chellamadi Nee Enakku Off-Air 400
15 5 March 2007 - 31 August 2007 Paasam Off-Air 140
16 4 June 2007 - 23 April 2010 Meghala Off-Air 729
17 8 October 2007 - 14 October 2011 Magal Off-Air 1015
18 5 November 2007 – 22 March 2013 Thirumathi Selvam Off-Air 1360
19 16 June 2008 – 18 December 2009 Sivasakthi Off-Air 385
20 14 July 2008 – 26 June 2009 Kalasam Off-Air 234
21 28 July 2008 – 16 January 2010 Senthurapoove Off-Air 355
22 8 September 2008 - 23 April 2010 Thirupaavai Off-Air 425
23 2 March 2009 – 7 August 2009 Kalyanam Off-Air 110
24 1 June 2009 – 12 October 2012 Uravugal Off-Air 854
25 29 June 2009 – 25 January 2013 Thangam Off-Air 903
26 10 August 2009 – 3 February 2012 Idhayam Off-Air 627
27 14 September 2009 – 18 January 2013 Chellame Off-Air 845
28 7 December 2009 – 17 January 2015 Thendral Off-Air 1340
29 21 December 2009 – 11 November 2011 Madhavi (TV series) Off-Air 482
30 19 January 2010 - 1 November 2014 Ilavarasi Off-Air 1263
31 19 April 2010 - 9 May 2015 Nadhaswaram Off-Air 1356
32 26 April 2010 - 20 January 2012 Anupallavi Off-Air 445
33 26 April 2010 - 4 April 2015 Mundhanai Mudichu Off-Air 1325
34 13 August 2010 - 20 April 2012 Pondatti Thevai Off-Air 428
35 10 October 2011 - 4 March 2016 Azhagi Off-Air 1101
36 17 October 2011 - 26 October 2013 Marudhani Off-Air 510
37 14 November 2011 - 25 January 2014 Mutharam Off-Air 564
38 14 November 2011 - 4 October 2013 Uthiri Pookal Off-Air 476
39 23 January 2012 – 28 June 2013 Vellai Thamarai Off-Air 359
40 30 January 2012 – 30 August 2013 Thiyagam Off-Air 394
41 3 February 2012 - 15 June 2012 Aan Paavam Off-Air 93
42 23 April 2012 – 13 September 2014 Pillai Nila Off-Air 649
43 18 June 2012 - 13 July 2012 Srippulogam Off-Air 20
44 16 July 2012 - 27 July 2012 Andha Pathu Naatkal Off-Air 10
45 30 July 2012 – 23 August 2013 Karthigai Pengal Off-Air 266
46 3 September 2012 – 8 August 2015 Sondha Bhandham Off-Air 821
47 15 October 2012 - 22 October 2016 Bommalattam Off-Air 1150
48 17 December 2012 – present Valli On-Air 1645
49 21 January 2013 – 29 September 2018 Vani Rani Off-Air 1685
50 28 January 2013 – 7 June 2013 Rajakumari Off-Air 94
51 25 March 2013 – 17 February 2018 Deivamagal Off-Air 1466
52 10 June 2013 – 18 November 2017 Vamsam Off-Air 1338
53 1 July 2013 – 20 August 2016 Devathai Off-Air 924
54 26 August 2013 - 3 January 2014 ThenNilavu Off-Air 90
55 2 September 2013 - 22 October 2016 Ponnunjal Off-Air 940
56 7 October 2013 - 31 December 2016 Pasamalar Off-Air 983
57 2 December 2013 - 12 April 2014 Chellakili Off-Air 109
58 6 January 2014 - 30 May 2014 10 Manik Kathaigal Off-Air 102 (5 Season)
59 27 January 2014 – 28 September 2017 Maragatha Veenai Off-Air 1102
60 10 February 2014 – present Kalyana Parisu On-Air 1374
61 2 June 2014 - 27 March 2015 Sakthi Off-Air 205
62 6 October 2014 – present Chandralekha On-Air 1177
63 3 November 2014 – 4 August 2018 Thamarai Off-Air 1129
64 19 January 2015 – present Priyamanaval On-Air 1106
65 30 March 2015 - 24 June 2016 Aathira Off-Air 313
66 6 April 2015 – 7 October 2017 Keladi Kanmani Off-Air 767
67 11 May 2015 – 13 April 2018 Kula Deivam Off-Air 897
68 10 August 2015 – 7 July 2018 Apoorva Raagangal Off-Air 859
69 7 March 2016 - 29 July 2016 EMI Off-Air 104
70 27 June 2016 – 21 January 2017 Naagini Off-Air 178
71 28 November 2016 – 6 January 2018 Yamuna Off-Air 327
72 2 January 2017 – 7 July 2018 Ganga Off-Air 464
73 23 January 2017 – present Nandini On-Air 468
74 30 January 2017 - 1 July 2017 Devayani Off-Air 129
75 6 March 2017 – present Sumangali On-Air 533
76 6 March 2017 – present Mahalakshmi On-Air 533
77 6 March 2017 – 20 January 2018 Vidhi Off-Air 262
78 3 July 2017 – 4 November 2017 Ival Oru Thodarkathai Off-Air 106
79 9 October 2017 – present Vinayagar On-Air 269
80 20 November 2017 – present Azhagu On-Air 238
81 8 January 2018 – present Shiridi Sai Baba On-Air 173
82 19 February 2018 – present Nayagi On-Air 24
83 9 April 2018 – present Roja On-Air 121
84 16 April 2018 – present Kalyana Veedu On-Air 117
85 9 July 2018 – present Bama Rukhmani On-Air 48
86 9 July 2018 – present Maya On-Air 48
87 6 August 2018 – present Minnale On-Air 21

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 Ltd". The 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.