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Launched January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)
Owned by ESPN Inc. (50%)
Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd (50%)
Country India
Language Bengali
Broadcast area Indian Sub Continent
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s)
Dish TV (India) Channel 621 (SD)
Channel 87 (HD)
TATA Sky (India) Channel 486 (SD)
Channel 485 (HD)
Airtel digital tv (India) Channel 296 (SD)
Channel 297 (HD)
Sun Direct (India) Channel 516 (SD)
Channel 970 (HD)
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 425 (SD)
Channel 931 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 605 (SD)
Channel 945 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV 512 (SD)
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 301 (SD)
Channel 807 (HD)
Siti Cable (India) Channel 481 (SD)

Sony ESPN is an Indian sports television channel which is a joint venture between ESPN, Inc. (owned by The Walt Disney Company) and Sony Pictures Networks. Launched as Sony Kix on 8 April 2015 (the day when 2015 Indian Premier League began) by what is now Sony Pictures Networks, it was the second sports television channel launched by the company after Sony Six. The channel was rebranded as Sony ESPN on 17 January 2016. The channel targets the Indian subcontinent including India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The partnership with ESPN was made official in October 2015.[1] Sony and ESPN would partner together on website and app efforts, with ESPN providing and producing content such as cricket, football, tennis, NBA basketball, badminton, field hockey, golf, rugby union along with other events.[2][3]

Sony ESPN have broadcast IPL during 2016-2017 in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other Indic languages, in addition to Hindi and English.[4][5][6]

Sony ESPN broadcast the NFL season 2016-17 with programs such as Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, NFL Playoffs, Pro Bowl, and the Super Bowl.


  1. ^ "ESPN to make comeback on Indian TV; partners with MSM". Daily News and Analysis. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "MSM India and ESPN to create co-branded content Platforms in Indian subcontinent". Business Standard. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "MSM to launch new channels, website on sports". Live Mint. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Multi Screen Media to launch Sony Kix to air IPL season 8". The Economic Times. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "MSM to launch new sports channel, Sony Kix". 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  6. ^ IPL set to dish out feeds in Telugu, Tamil, Bengali too - Deccan Chronicle
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