Sony Six

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Sony Six
Sony SIX logo.png
Launched 7 April 2012
Owned by Sony Pictures Network India
Country India
Language English
Broadcast area India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Sister channel(s)
Website www.sonysix.com
Availability
Terrestrial
TV Lanka Digital TV Channel 42 (HD)
Satellite
Dish TV Channels 623 (SD) and 622 (HD)
Tata Sky Channels 484 (SD) and 483 (HD)
Videocon d2h Channels 423 (SD) and 928 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channel 511 (SD)
Airtel digital TV Channels 291 (SD) and 292 (HD)
Sun Direct Channels 508 (SD) and 971 (HD)
Dish Home Nepal Channels 604 (SD) and 944 (HD)
Dialog TV Channel 76 (SD)
Dish TV Sri Lanka Channel 2652 (SD)
realvu Channel 310 (HD)
Cable
Fastway Cable Channels 301 (SD) and 606 (HD)
In Digital Channel 425
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channels 300 (SD) and 808 (HD)
IPTV
PEO TV Channel 37 (SD)

Sony SIX is an Indian sports channel owned and operated by Multi Screen Media, which also owns Sony Entertainment Television and SET Max. The channel is aimed at the youth segment.[1] It was launched on 7 April 2012 and is the 14th sports channel in India. It also broadcasts original programmes like NBA Slam.[2]

It broadcasts football, cricket, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, rugby union, basketball and badminton.

Sony Six has the broadcasting rights for FIFA World Cup,[3], Caribbean Premier League, Copa América, The FA Cup, Italian Serie A, La Liga, The Rugby Championship, Aviva Premiership, Top 14, Super Rugby, National Football League, National Basketball Association, The Masters, PGA Championship, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Premier Futsal[4] and Impact Wrestling[5]

Sony and its sister channel have broadcasting rights of the following international cricketing boards and franchise league:

Event Period
International
International Cricket in Australia[6] 2017-2023
International Cricket in England[7] 2018-2023
International Cricket in South Africa[8] 2012-2020
International Cricket in Pakistan[9] 2015-2020
International Cricket in Sri Lanka[10] 2013-2020
International Cricket in West Indies[11] 2013-2020
International Cricket in Zimbabwe[12] 2012-2020
Franchise League
Big Bash League[6] 2017-2023
Caribbean Premier League[13] 2014-2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IPL 5: Multi Screen Media plans to air matches on SIX next year". The Economic Times. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sony Six could be launching on a bouncy wicket". The Hindu Business Line. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Sony SIX wins broadcast rights for FIFA World Cup 2014 and 2018
  4. ^ "Sony Pictures gets exclusive rights of Premier Futsal League". India Today. India Today. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sony Six acquires TNA Wrestling's broadcasting rights". Business Standard. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "CA announce new Indian TV rights deal". Cricket Australia. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Sony Pictures acquires media rights for cricket matches in England". LiveMint. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Taj Television acquires TV rights for CSA". Indian Express. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Pakistan Cricket Board renews deal with Ten Sports for next five years". Indian Television. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Sri Lanka Cricket broadcast and production rights go to Ten Sports". Sports Keeda. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "WICB signs seven-year TV rights deal". ESPNCricinfo. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  12. ^ "Taj Television add to list of Cricket broadcast deals". Sports Pro. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "SONY retains broadcasting rights for Caribbean Premier League". Inside Sports India. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.