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Sony Pictures Sports Network
Sony Pictures Networks India
Sony TEN logo.png
Launched 1 April 2002
Owned by Sony Pictures Networks
Picture format Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 3: 4:3 576i (SDTV)
Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony TEN 3 HD and Sony TEN Golf HD: 16:9 1080p (HDTV)
Slogan Go-Beyond (Sports inspires Life)
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Broadcast area Indian subcontinent
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Formerly called Sony TEN 1: TEN 1 (2016-2017), TEN Sports (2002-2016)
Sony TEN 2: TEN 2 (2016-2017), TEN Action (2010-2016), Zee Sports (2005-2010)
Sony TEN 3: TEN 3 (2016-2017), TEN Cricket (2010-2016)
Sony TEN Golf HD: TEN Golf HD (2016-2017)
Sister channel(s)
Website www.sportsinspireslife.com
Availability
Satellite
Reliance Digital TV Channel 505 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
Tata Sky Channel 471 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 470 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Channel 474 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 473 (SONY TEN 2 HD)
Channel 476 (SONY TEN 3)
Channel 475 (SONY TEN 3 HD)
Channel 477 (SONY TEN Golf HD)
Dish TV Channel 610 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Channel 611 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 613 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 615 (SONY TEN 3)
Channel 644 (SONY TEN Golf HD)
Dialog TV Channel 13
TelkomVision Channel 113
Sun Direct

Channel 506 sat serv 7=Dishtv Lanka

sat chan 7=Channel 2646(SONY TEN 1)
Channel 982 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Channel 512 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 515 (SONY TEN 3)
Airtel digital TV Channel 285 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 286 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Channel 287 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 288 (SONY TEN 2 HD)
Channel 289 (SONY TEN 3)
Channel 290 (SONY TEN 3 HD)
Indovision Channel 310
Videocon d2h Channel 411 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 927 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Channel 413 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 415 (SONY TEN 3)
Dish Home Nepal Channel 606 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 607 (SONY TEN 2)
Channel 608 (SONY TEN 3)
Channel 946 (SONY TEN 1 HD)
Cable
Asianet Digital TV(India) Channel 307
MediaNet (Maldives) Channel 302
DEN Channel 408
Sim TV (Nepal) Channel 705
IPTV
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 38

Sony TEN is a cluster of sports television channels based in India. It generally refers to television channels branded as Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and their HD broadcasts known as Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony Ten 3 HD and Sony TEN Golf HD. The channels mainly feature cricket, association football, golf and WWE. The name Sony TEN is made up by combining names of two television companies called Sony Pictures Networks and TEN Sports Network.

Sachin Tendulkar is the ambassador of Sony India's sports channels.

History[edit]

In January 2001, Taj Television Limited was established in Dubai Media City. The company started 24 hour Ten Sports Live[1] channel as key channel on their portfolio since 1st April 2002. Taj Television Limited established Taj Television India Private Limited as a sub office in India to expand their brand in India.

In 2005, Zee Entertainment Enterprises launched the Zee Sports channel as their 24-hour sports broadcasting channel. Later, in November 2006, ZEEL acquired Taj Television India Private Limited as a subsidiary. In 2010, a new channel named TEN Cricket was launched. Zee Sports re-branded to TEN Action in 2010 and feature adventures sports and non-cricket content such as Tennis and Football. TEN also started a separate broadcast aiming Pakistan.

In August 2016, ZEEL's Dr. Subash Chandra announced that the company is negotiating with Sony Pictures Networks to sell its sports channel bouquet TEN Sports. The agreement was signed in September 2016 and the acquisition was planned to be two phased. With the completion of the first phase of the acquisition the Sony Pictures Network expanded their sport channel cluster to 9 channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, and Sony TEN Golf HD along with the existing channels Sony SIX and Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. On 18th July 2017 with completion of the acquisition, existing channels were re-branded with 'SONY' prefix and another two channels Sony TEN 2 HD and Sony TEN 3 HD were launched. The acquisition is said to be a deal worth $385 million.

Content and programming[edit]

The Sony Pictures Sports network owns long term broadcast rights for the five cricket boards in South Africa, West Indies, Australia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

It's Pakistani feed broadcasts a mix of original TEN Sports content from Dubai Media City headquarters and Cricket matches of International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council etc.

List of channels[edit]

  • Sony TEN 1
  • Sony TEN 2
  • Sony TEN 3
  • Sony TEN 1 HD
  • Sony TEN 2 HD
  • Sony TEN 3 HD
  • Sony TEN GOLF HD

Sony Six and Sony ESPN, which were launched before SPNI's acquisition of TEN Sports, effectively became a part of the group when the acquisition was completed.

Sony TEN 1[edit]

Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 1 HD broadcasts the World Athletics Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Sukma Games. SONY TEN 1 also telecast ATP, Moto GP, Rallying, Horse Racing, Beach Volleyball events and NBA games in Hindi commentary. WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute pre-show) is currently broadcast live weekly, along with SmackDown, NXT, Main Event, WWE Sunday Dhamaal and (generally) monthly PPV/Specials. Occasionally, SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 1 HD will broadcast a live WWE PPV/Special.[2]

Sony TEN 2[edit]

Sony TEN 2 And Sony TEN 2 HD broadcasts the best of football matches of the most revered leagues from around the world –UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Federation Cup, French League, Sky Bet Championship and German Cup all year round.

Apart from this, well known and experienced Football panelists from across the world share their insights on the upcoming live matches, football updates on the channel on its show "Football Extraaa".[3]

Sony TEN 3[edit]

Sony TEN 3 And Sony TEN 3 HD televises action from 5 International Cricketing Boards– West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. It also televises UEFA Champions League matches. Sony Ten 3 Also broadcast Emirates T20 Tournament 2017.[4]

Sony TEN Golf HD[edit]

Sony TEN Golf HD is India's first 24-hour dedicated Golf channel. It was launched on 7 October 2015, replacing Ten Golf SD, which shut down. Sony TEN Golf has the Broadcasting rights to the European Tour, Asian Tour, Ryder Cup, LPGA Tour, Royal Trophy, US PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, Professional Golf Tour of India & Ladies European Tour. Sony TEN Golf brings to India the Golf Channel Block featuring a range of Golf programming content.[5]

Events[edit]

Notable events which are broadcast by Sony Sports Network include.

Cricket[edit]

Football[edit]

Golf[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

WWE pay-per-views/specials[7][edit]

Basketball[edit]

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