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|Sony Pictures Sports Network
Sony Pictures Networks India
|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 inspiring Life)|
|Broadcast area||Indian subcontinent|
|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)
|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 476 (SONY TEN 3)
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|
Channel 506 sat serv 7=Dishtv Lankasat 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 289 (SONY TEN 3)
|Videocon d2h||Channel 411 (SONY TEN 1)
Channel 80 (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)
|Asianet Digital TV(India)||Channel 307|
|MediaNet (Maldives)||Channel 302|
|Sim TV (Nepal)||Channel 705|
|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, Football, Golf and Professional Wrestling events. The name Sony TEN is made up by combining names of two television companies called "Sony Pictures Networks" and "TEN Sports Network".
In January 2001, Taj Television Limited was established in Dubai Media city. The company started 24 hour Ten Sports 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.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) of India launched "Zee Sports" channel in year 2005 as their 24 hour sports broadcasting channel. Later, in November 2006, ZEEL acquired Taj Television India Private Limited as a subsidiary. A new channel named "TEN Cricket" was launched as a dedicated channel to Cricket. 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 planed 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
The Sony Pictures Sports network owns long term broadcast rights for the five cricket boards in South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Following the acquisition of broadcast rights to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, WWE, Formula 1 and UEFA Champions League, the "Ten Sports" channel operated by Taj Television became established as the most watched sports channel on India and Sri Lanka.
Sony TEN 1
SONY TEN 1 broadcasts the US Open, 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 have extended their broadcasting deal with the TEN Sports Network, in which TEN Sports air WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute Raw pre-show) live, WWE SmackDown live, monthly WWE PPVs/Specials and WWE Main Event.
Sony TEN 2
SONY TEN 2 broadcasts the best of football matches of the most revered leagues from around the world –UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, I-League, Federation Cup, French League, Capital One Cup, Sky Bet Championship and German Cup all year round. WWE's WrestleMania 33' 'was broadcast live on TEN 2 as the time slot for TEN 1 was occupied by a sporting event being broadcast live.
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 "Countdown 2 kick off".
Sony TEN 3
SONY TEN 3 televises action from 5 International Cricketing Boards– West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. It also televises UEFA Champions League and I-League 2nd Division matches. Ten 3 Also broadcast Emirates T20 Tournament 2017.
Sony TEN 1 HD
SONY TEN 1 HD is a 24x7 HD channel, airing sports & sports-related content in high definition. Some of the sports include Cricket, Football, Tennis and Motor Sports among others. WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute pre-show) is currently broadcast live weekly, along with SmackDown, NXT, Main Event, Raw Sunday Dhamaal and (generally) monthly PPV/Specials. Occasionally, TEN 1 & TEN 1 HD will broadcast a live WWE PPV/Special. As of April 2016, there have been 6 WWE PPVs/Specials that were broadcast live on SONY TEN 1 HD/TEN HD, which were: WrestleMania 31, SummerSlam (2015), Survivor Series (2015) ,WrestleMania 32, SummerSlam (2016), and WrestleMania 33
Sony TEN Golf HD
SONY TEN Golf HD is India's first 24-hour dedicated Golf channel as well as the TEN Sports Network's second HD channel. It was launched on 7 October 2015, replacing Ten Golf SD, which shut down. 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. TEN Golf brings to India the Golf Channel Block featuring a range of Golf programming content.
Notable events which are broadcast by Sony Sports Network include.
- International cricket in South Africa
- International cricket in Pakistan and UAE
- International cricket in West Indies
- International cricket in Sri Lanka
- International cricket in Zimbabwe
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Super Cup
- CAF Confederation Cup
- Ligue 1
- German FA Cup
- English League Cup
- Asian Tour
- PGA European Tour
- Ryder Cup
- Royal Trophy
- US PGA Championship
- Senior PGA Championship
- Professional Golf Tour of India
- WWE Raw Tuesday, 5.30 am LIVE, Repeat: 4.00 pm and 9.00 pm and next day 5.00 pm
- WWE SmackDown Wednesday, 5.30 am LIVE and Sunday, 11.30 Am in Hindi
- WWE NXT Saturday, 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm
- WWE pay-per-view events 6.00 pm (occasionally aired live at 4:30 AM)
- WWE Main Event Thursday, 6.00 pm, 10.00 pm
- WWE Royal Rumble (LIVE)
- WWE Fastlane
- WWE WrestleMania (LIVE)
- WWE Payback
- WWE Backlash
- WWE Extreme Rules
- WWE Money in the Bank
- WWE Great Balls Of Fire
- WWE Battleground
- WWE SummerSlam (LIVE)
- WWE No Mercy
- WWE Clash of Champions
- WWE Hell in a Cell
- WWE Survivor Series(LIVE)
- WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
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