Sony Ten

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Sony Ten
Sony TEN logo.png
Launched 1 April 2002; 15 years ago (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)
  • Go Beyond
  • Sports Inspires Life
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Broadcast area Indian subcontinent
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Formerly called
Sister channel(s)
Reliance Digital TV Channel 505 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
Tata Sky
Dish TV
Dialog TV Channel 13
TelkomVision Channel 113
Sun Direct Channel 506
DishTV Lanka
Airtel Digital TV
Indovision Channel 310
Videocon d2h
Dish Home Nepal
Asianet Digital TV (India)
MediaNet (Maldives) Channel 302
DEN Channel 408
Sim TV (Nepal) Channel 705
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 38

Sony Ten (marketed as 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, association football, golf, basketball, tennis, MMA and wrestling. The name Sony Ten was formed by combining parts of the names of two television companies, Sony Pictures Networks and Ten Sports Network.

Sachin Tendulkar is the ambassador of Sony India's sports channels.[clarification needed]


In January 2001, Taj Television was established in Dubai Media City. The company started 24 hour Ten Sports Live[1] channel as key channel on their portfolio since 1st April 2002.

In 2005, Zee Entertainment Enterprises launched the Zee Sports channel as their 24-hour sports broadcasting channel. Later, in November 2006, Zee acquired Taj Television India Private Limited as a subsidiary. In 2010, a new channel named Ten Cricket was launched. 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 at Pakistan.

In August 2016, Zee's 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 planned 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 cricket boards of Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The sony pictures sports network deal with ECB to brodcast all men and woman match played in England till 2020

Its Pakistani feed broadcasts Ten Sports original content from Dubai Media City headquarters and cricket matches of International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council etc.

List of channels

  • Sony Ten 1
  • Sony Ten 2
  • Sony Ten 3
  • Sony Ten 1 HD
  • Sony Ten 2 HD
  • Sony Ten 3 HD
  • Sony Ten Golf HD

Sony Six and Sony ESPN, which were launched before SPNI's acquisition of TEN Sports, effectively became a part of the group when the acquisition was completed.

Sony Ten 1

Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD broadcasts the World Athletics Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Sukma Games. Sony Ten 1 also telecasts Hopman Cup, Australian Open, ATP, Moto GP, Rallying, Horse Racing, Beach Volleyball events and NBA games in Hindi commentary. WWE Raw (along with the 30-minute pre-show) and WWE Smackdown is currently broadcast live weekly, along with NXT, Main Event, WWE Sunday Dhamaal and (generally) monthly pay-per-view specials. Occasionally, Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD will broadcast a live WWE pay-per-view special.[2]. It's currently broadcasting the India tour of South Africa cricket matches with English commentary.

Sony Ten 2

Sony Ten 2 And Sony Ten 2 HD broadcasts the best of football matches of the most revered leagues from around the world: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Federation Cup, French League, la liga, Sky Bet Championship and German Cup all year round.

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 Football Extraaa.[3]

Sony Ten 3

Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD televises action from five international cricketing boards: West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. It also televises UEFA Champions League matches. Sony Ten 3 also broadcast the Emirates Twenty20 Cup 2017.[4] [5]

Sony Ten Golf HD

Sony Ten Golf HD is India's first 24-hour dedicated golf channel. It was launched on 7 October 2015, replacing Ten Golf SD. Sony 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, and Ladies European Tour. Sony Ten Golf brings to India the Golf Channel Block featuring a range of Golf programming content.[6]


  1. ^ "Ten Sports Live – Home of Live Sports". News 21th. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sony Ten 1 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sony Ten 2 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Shah, Kartik (23 March 2017). "Ten 3 Broadcast Emirates T20 Live Telecast in India, UAE, Pakistan country". Retrieved 3 December 2017. .
  5. ^ "Sony Ten 3 TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sony Ten 1 HD TV Programmes, Popular Shows". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 

External links

  • Sony Pictures Sports Network – Sony Ten's official website
  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises website
  • (online telecast)
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