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Type of site
Video on demand
Available in Hindi, English
Headquarters India
Area served India, United States, United Kingdom, Nepal, Canada and Singapore
Owner Sony Pictures Networks
Key people Uday Sodhi
Industry Streaming
Services On-demand video streaming
Alexa rank Increase 76 (October 2016)[1]
Launched 22 January 2013; 5 years ago (2013-01-22)
Current status Active

SonyLIV (marketed as SONYLIV) is an Indian general entertainment, Video on demand service that is owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


The service was launched on January 23, 2013.

SonyLIV is a part of the network of Television channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. in India. The network's other channels include: Sony TV, Sony SAB, Sony MIX, Sony MAX, Sony MAX 2, Sony Six, SET PIX, AXN and Sony Yay (formerly Animax Asia). It also offers original Web series like Lovebytes, Married Women Diaries, etc.

Anime is now part of SonyLIV with the inclusion of Animax as a live channel.[citation needed]

Sony Pictures Networks bagged the Indian subcontinent telecast rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The network will also be dedicating channels to broadcast in Russia, which includes Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony ESPN. SonyLIV is the official mobile and Internet broadcaster for streaming all 2018 FIFA World Cup live matches starting June 14th. [2][3]



SonyLIV's Library consists of 18 years of content from the Sony Entertainment Network Channels in India Sony TV, SAB TV,Sony MIX, Sony Max, Sony MAX 2, SET PIX, AXN and Animax .

Along with a wide selection of English, Hindi and regional movies, Animax broadcasts a wide range of anime (most in original Japanese Audio with English subtitles).

After shutting down a linear TV channel on April 18, 2017, Animax was made available exclusively as a digital streaming channel in India from July 7, 2017.

Live Channels

SonyLIV is streaming most of Sony's TV channels as live channels including Animax HD, Sony BBC Earth, Food Food, etc.

Regularly updated


SonyLIV features programming in the following key genres: comedy, crime, drama, horror, action.

Anime also is part of SonyLIV via Animax HD.


SonyLIV is available worldwide in three languages, and includes select programming in Hindi, English and Tamil.

Content Partners

Sony Pictures Networks India signed a deal with Times Internet’s BoxTV to make its video content available on BoxTV’s website. The service will be available to BoxTV users worldwide and DD Free DTH.


SonyLIV has reached about 25 million views on a monthly basis on its website, app and YouTube channel.[4]


Hardware supported

List of SonyLIV-ready devices:

Software support

Supported Web Browsers by Platform:

Windows 8.1 through web browser. Other software options:

Key Features

  • Mood Wheel – Content Suggestions based on Mood
  • MY Q – Personalized Playlist
  • LIV Gurus – Liv's Frequent Flyer Program for Video.

LIV Sports

On June 1, 2014, Sony Pictures Networks India launched LIV Sports, a digital sports entertainment property.

LIV Sports was the official mobile and Internet broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting June 12. LIV Sports showed both live and video-on-demand match content with statistics and analysis.

It also broadcasts La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 , UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, in football.

It broadcasts international cricket matches played by Pakistan , Australia, Sri Lanka , South Africa , West Indies and Zimbabwe , MOTO GP, WWE RAW , Smackdown and other WWE Pay-Per-Views, UFC and NBA

After Sony's acquisition of Ten Sports Network all TEN Sports live programs also began broadcasting on Sony LIV.

See also


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming". 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  3. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live Online Streaming Available Through Sony LIV Application". 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  4. ^ "Sony to move its video streaming service SonyLIV to a fee-based model". 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

External links

  • Official website
  • Sony Launches Video on Demand
  • FIFA World Cup 2018 Rights
  • Multiscreen Media Launches Liv Sports
  • SonyLiv App's popularity rises

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