Sony Max

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Sony Max
Sony MAX.svg
Launched December 1999; 18 years ago (1999-12)
Owned by Sony Pictures Networks
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
Slogan Deewana bana de
Country India
Broadcast area India
South Africa
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
United States
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)
Website Sony MAX website
Sky (UK and Ireland) Channel 719 (SD/HD)
Channel 886 (HD/SD)
Airtel Digital TV Channels 201 (SD)
Channel 202 (HD)
Dish TV Channels 343 (SD)
Channel 342 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channels 305 (SD)
Channel 331 (HD)
Sun Direct Channel 330 (SD)
Tata Sky Channel 314 (SD)
Channel 312 (HD)
Videocon d2h Channels 201 (SD) and 921 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 241 (SD)
Dish Network (United States) Channel 704
Channel 26
DStv Channel 127 and Channel 128
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 806 (SD)
Asianet Digital Channel 561 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 521 (SD)
Starhub TV (Singapore) Channel 131 (SD)
First Media
Channel 179
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 772 (SD)
VMedia (Canada) Channel 836 (SD)
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 668 (SD)
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 331
My.T (Mauritius) Channel 31 (SD)

Sony Max is an Indian pay television channel launched by Sony Pictures Networks. The channel started broadcasting in December 1999.[1] It launched its HD feed on 25 December 2015.[2][3] Its main audience attraction, other than Hindi-language movies, was the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL), which the channel had been broadcasting since the tournament's launch in 2008 till 2017, after which it lost the broadcasting rights to Star India. It also airs complimentary cricket talk show programmes like Extraaa Innings T20. It occasionally airs Hollywood movies and WWE matches in Hindi.

The channel is notorious for its reputation for repeated broadcasts of Sooryavansham.[4][5]

Sony Max HD was launched on Sky in UK on 1 August 2017 along with Sony TV HD.


  1. ^ "We are getting into an aggressive growth mode now"-N. P. Singh
  2. ^ Sony Max HD looks to carve out its own niche |
  3. ^ Sony Pictures Networks launches Max HD
  4. ^ Awasthi, Anshu (2016-12-19). "'Why The Hell Is Movie Sooryavansham Shown So Often On TV?' You Would Have Wondered. Here's The Reason!". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  5. ^ Sadwani, Bhavya (2018-12-18). "Don't Hold Your Breath, Set Max Will Air Sooryavansham For Many More Years! Here's Why". Retrieved 2017-07-17.
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