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Sun TV Network
Type Private
Founded 1992
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Key people Kalanidhi Maran
Industry Media, film production, distribution, telecommunication
Products Sun TV
Dinakaran
Suryan FM
Sun Pictures
Website Sun Corporate Web site

Sun Network is an Indian media company based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It has been named as Asia Pacific & South Asia's most profitable media corporations and the largest TV network.[1] Established in 1992, it created and owns a variety of television channels and radio stations in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam language, Kannada and Bengali languages covering the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. Its flagship channel is Sun TV which was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India when it emerged. Its serials and soaps have generated the maximum TRP for viewership all over India, making it the most popular network of channels in India.

The company is owned by Kalanidhi Maran, who is the chairman and managing director who was recently awarded the CNBC Business Excellence Award in 2005. Sun Network had recently begun film distribution and production through Sun Pictures. In addition, is also provides direct-broadcast satellite under the service called Sun Direct DTH, a joint venture along with Astro.

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History and ownership

Sun Network was founded by Kalanidhi Maran who is related to M. Karunanidhi, the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and head of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Products and operations

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Television channels

Sun Network offers 20 television channels in four languages, generally targeting southern Indian viewers.

Tamil
Channel Type Notes
Sun TV Tamil Entertainment Channel
Sun TV Tamil Songs Channel
KTV Tamil Movie Channel
Sun Music Tamil Music Channel
Sun News Tamil News Channel
Chutti TV Tamil Kids Channel
Adithya TV Tamil Comedy Channel
Kannada
Channel Type Notes
Udaya TV Kannada Entertainment Channel
Udaya Movies Kannada Movie Channel
Udaya 2 Kannada Music Channel
Udaya Varthegalu Kannada News Channel
Chintu TV Kannada Kids Channel
Ushe TV Kannada Comedy Channel
Telugu
Channel Type Notes
Gemini TV Telugu Entertainment Channel
Teja TV Telugu Movie Channel
Gemini Music Telugu Music Channel
Gemini News Telugu News Channel
GCV Telugu Comedy Channel
Kushi TV Telugu Kids Channel
Malayalam
Channel Type Notes
Surya TV Malayalam Entertainment Channel
Kiran TV Malayalam Music Channel

Print media

Radio stations

Sun Network has many FM radio stations based in India.[3]

Tamil FM Stations
Radio Station Area Frequency
Suryan FM Chennai 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Coimbatore 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Madurai 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Pondicherry 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Tirunelveli 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Tuticorin 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Trichy 93.5 MHz
Malayalam FM Stations
Radio Station Area Frequency
Red FM Thiruvananthapuram 93.5 MHz
Red FM Trissur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Kannur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Kozhikode 93.5 MHz
Red FM Kochi 93.5 MHz
Telugu FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
Red FM Vishakapatnam 93.5 MHz
Red FM Hyderabad 93.5 MHz
Red FM Tirupati 93.5 MHz
Red FM Vijayawada 93.5 MHz
Red FM Rajamundry 93.5 MHz
Red FM Warangal 93.5 MHz
Kannada FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
Red FM Bangalore 93.5 MHz
Red FM Mangalore 93.5 MHz
Red FM Mysore 93.5 MHz
Red FM Gulbarga 93.5 MHz
Hindi / Other Language FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
Red FM Jaipur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Bhubaneshwar 93.5 MHz
Red FM Lucknow 93.5 MHz
Red FM Bhopal 93.5 MHz
Red FM Indore 93.5 MHz
Red FM Gwalior 93.5 MHz
Red FM Khandwa 93.5 MHz
Red FM Jabalpur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Varanasi 93.5 MHz
Red FM Allahabad 93.5 MHz
Red FM Jamshedpur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Sagar 93.5 MHz
Red FM Nagpur 93.5 MHz
Red FM Nashik 93.5 MHz
Red FM Pune 93.5 MHz
Red FM Rajkot 93.5 MHz
Red FM Ujjain 93.5 MHz
Red FM Ahmedabad 93.5 MHz
Red FM Asansol 93.5 MHz
Red FM Shillong 93.5 MHz
Red FM Siliguri 93.5 MHz
Red FM New Delhi 93.5 MHz
Red FM Mumbai 93.5 MHz
Red FM Kolkatta 93.5 MHz

Other assets

References


Sun TV Network
Type Public
Founded 1992
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Template:Country data India
Industry DTH Pay TV
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Website http://www.sunnetwork.in

Sun TV Network is No 1 media company in South Asia and Asia Pacific Region[1] based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1993, it offers a plethora of television channels in 4 languages covering the whole of southern India. It was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India when it emerged in 1993. Its serials and soaps have generated the maximum TRP for viewership all over India, making it the most popular network of channels in India.

All its channels occupy the top spots in their respective languages. Sun TV, in Tamil is the Network's flagship and most popular channel. Being the premier channel, Sun TV is often used to refer cable tv in general or to the Sun TV Network in general.

Kalanithi Maran is the Chairman and Managing Director of media giant Sun Network and has been given various awards including the CNBC "Business Excellence Award" in 2005. Sun Network also offers FM Radio Stations ( 93.5 FM ) It has 45 FM Radio Stations and has recently forayed into the print business. In addition, it has also recently launched a DTH satellite television service entitled Sun direct DTH.

Sun TV and its sister channels have a dominating share of viewership in Tamil Nadu. Its cable arm, SCV is cable distribution and Sun Direct is the dominating DTH (direct-to-home) player in the state. Its radio network Suryan has a lion’s share of listenership; its magazine Kungumum and newspaper Dinakaran are leaders. www.sun.in is the default page on computer screens across the state since it owns the leading ISP. More than 80 per cent of the state’s population decides on how to vote, where to shop, what to buy based on the news, information and entertainment coming from the Sun Group." - Business-Standard.

Recently Sun Network introduced its cinema entertainment label Sun Pictures.

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History and Ownership

Its ownership lies in the hands of Kalanidhi Maran who is related to Karunanidhi, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and head of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). It was the first fully privately owned Tamil channel in India when it emerged in 1993.It ruled the households of Tamilnadu for over decades and still ruling.Apart from competition from DMK backed Kalaignar tv,AIADMK backed Jaya tv,it still is the No.1 channel since it,s launch.It is the most viewed South Indian channel in abroad countries like U.S.A,Eurpoe,Australia.

Channels

Sun Network offers 20 television channels in four languages, generally targeting southern Indian viewers. Various networks are also available abroad for international viewers. The channel offerings are as follows:[1]

Although its main presence is in Tamil, it has channels in other languages also.

Tamil
Channel Type Notes
Sun TV Tamil Entertainment Channel
KTV Tamil Movie Channel
Sun Music Tamil Music Channel
Sun News Tamil News Channel
Chutti TV Tamil Kids Channel
Adithya TV Tamil Comedy Channel
Comedy Thirai Tamil Comedy Channel(DTH)
Kannada
Channel Type Notes
Udaya TV Kannada Entertainment Channel
Udaya Movies Kannada Movie Channel
U 2 Kannada Music Channel
Udaya Varthegalu Kannada Documentary Channel
Chintu TV Kannada Kids Channel
Ushe TV Kannada Comedy Channel
Haasya Tere Kannada Comedy Channel(DTH)
Telugu
Channel Type Notes
Gemini TV Telugu Entertainment Channel
Teja TV Telugu Movie Channel
Gemini Music Telugu Music Channel
Gemini News Telugu News Channel
GCV Telugu Comedy Channel
kushi tv Telugu Kids Channel
Navulla Tera Telugu Commedy Channel(DTH)
Malayalam
Channel Type Notes
Surya TV Malayalam Entertainment Channel
Kiran TV Malayalam Music Channel
Kochu TV Malayalam Kids Channel
Chiri Thirai Malayalam Comedy Channel(DTH)
Bengali

Print Media

Tamil NewsPapers

Weekly Tamil Magazine

  • Kungumum
  • Mutharam
  • Vannathirai
  • Kumguma Chimizh

FM Radio Stations

Sun TV Network has many FM radio stations based in India.[3]

Tamil FM Stations
Radio Station Area Frequency
Suryan FM Chennai 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Coimbatore 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Madurai 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Pondicherry 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Tirunelveli 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Tuticorin 93.5 MHz
Suryan FM Trichy 93.5 MHz
Malayalam FM Stations
Radio Station Area Frequency
S FM Thiruvananthapuram 93.5 MHz
S FM Trissur 93.5 MHz
S FM Kannur 93.5 MHz
S FM Kozhikode 93.5 MHz
S FM Kochi 93.5 MHz
Telugu FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
S FM Vishakapatnam 93.5 MHz
S FM Hyderabad 93.5 MHz
S FM Tirupati 93.5 MHz
S FM Vijayawada 93.5 MHz
S FM Rajamundry 93.5 MHz
S FM Warangal 93.5 MHz
Kannada FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
S FM Bangalore 93.5 MHz
S FM Mangalore 93.5 MHz
S FM Mysore 93.5 MHz
S FM Gulbarga 93.5 MHz
Hindi / Other Language FM Station
Radio Station Area Frequency
S FM Jaipur 93.5 MHz
S FM Bhubaneshwar 93.5 MHz
S FM Lucknow 93.5 MHz
S FM Bhopal 93.5 MHz
S FM Indore 93.5 MHz
S FM Gwalior 93.5 MHz
S FM Khandwa 93.5 MHz
S FM Jabalpur 93.5 MHz
S FM Varanasi 93.5 MHz
S FM Allahabad 93.5 MHz
S FM Jamshedpur 93.5 MHz
S FM Sagar 93.5 MHz
S FM Nagpur 93.5 MHz
S FM Nashik 93.5 MHz
S FM Pune 93.5 MHz
S FM Rajkot 93.5 MHz
S FM Ujjain 93.5 MHz
S FM Ahmedabad 93.5 MHz
S FM Asansol 93.5 MHz
S FM Shillong 93.5 MHz
S FM Siliguri 93.5 MHz
Red FM New Delhi 93.5 MHz
Red FM Mumbai 93.5 MHz
Red FM Kolkatta 93.5 MHz

Location and Contact Address

SunTV Network Corporate Office
4, Norton Road,
Mandaveli, Chennai-28.
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone No: 044-24648181
Fax: 044-24648282

See also

External links

Other links

References

  1. http://www.SunNetwork.in/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.dinakaran.co.in
  3. http://www.sfm935.in

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