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[clarification needed] in SD version in India (1999-present); Also in UK (2010-2017); Jee ke dekho in HD version In India (2015-present); Also HD and SD version In UK (2017-present)
Country India
Broadcast area India
South Africa
United Kingdom
Ireland
Nepal
Singapore
Macau
Hong Kong
Canada
Malaysia
United States
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)
Website Sony MAX website
Availability
Satellite
Sky (UK and Ireland) Channel 719 (SD/HD)
Channel 886 (HD/SD)
Airtel Digital TV Channels 201 (SD) and 202 (HD)
Dish TV Channels 343 (SD) and 342 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channels 305 (SD) and 331 (HD)
Sun Direct (India) Channel 330 (SD)
Tata Sky

Channel 314 (SD)

Channal 312 (HD)
Videocon d2h (India) Channels 201 (SD) and 921 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 241 (SD)
Dish Network (United States) Channel 704
Cable
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 806 (SD)
Asianet Digital (India) Channel 561 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 521 (SD)
Starhub TV (Singapore) Channel 131 (SD)
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 179
IPTV
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 a Hindi movie channel launched by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. The channel started broadcasting in December 1999.[1] It launched on Sky in UK in 2000. It launched its HD feed on 25 December 2015.[2][3] Its main audience attraction, other than Hindi movies, is the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL), which the channel has been broadcasting since the tournament's launch in 2008. It also airs complimentary cricket talk show programmes like Extraaa Innings T20. It occasionally airs Hollywood movies dubbed in Hindi and WWE matches in Hindi commentary in India only.

It is supplemented by Sony Max 2, which launched in 2014 and airs classic and evergreen Hindi movies, and Sony Wah, which is a free-to-air Hindi movie channel launched in 2016 and available on DD Free Dish, the country's only free-to-air DTH platform.

Sony Max HD changed its logo to a new design.[4]

The channel is notorious for its reputation for repeated telecasts of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sooryavansham.[5][6]

Sony Max HD was launched on Sky in UK on 1 August 2017 along with Sony TV HD. Sony Max HD will be lined up, which include ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ and a number of other recent blockbusters and classics such as ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ to name just a few.[7]

References

  1. ^ "We are getting into an aggressive growth mode now"-N. P. Singh
  2. ^ Sony Max HD looks to carve out its own niche | TelevisionPost.com
  3. ^ Sony Pictures Networks launches Max HD
  4. ^ "Sony MAX HD new logo
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Sadwani, Bhavya (2018-12-18). "Don't Hold Your Breath, Set Max Will Air Sooryavansham For Many More Years! Here's Why". Indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Sony TV HD & Sony MAX HD officially launch on Sky in UK". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2018-07-19. 
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