Sun TV (India)
|Launched||14 April 1993
11 December 2011 (HD)
|Network||Sun TV Network|
|Owned by||Sun Group|
|Picture format||576i (SD)
Sub Saharan Africa
|Headquarters||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Sister channel(s)||Sun News
Channel 703 (HD)
Channel 90 (HD)
Channel 552 (HD)
|Airtel digital TV
Channel 490 (HD)
|Reliance Digital TV
Channel 960 (HD)
|Asianet Digital TV
Its high-definition (HD) counterpart 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. Sun TV has been accused by some Hindus of being biased against Hindus, and by the Nithyananda Foundation of slander.
Popularity and competition
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.
Satellite rights of Tamil films acquired by Sun TV
- 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.
- Nithyananda Peetam seeks action against Sun TV IBN - 8 July 2011