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Sun TV started its journey in April 1993 with a four and a half hours a day time sharing with ATN Network. Today, it is second largest television network in India, with Conglomerate has powerpacked Thirty Three TV Channels with the reach of more than 95 million households in India. SunTV Network's channels can be viewed in 27 countries including U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

It has control over 50,000 hours of original content, which is an essential driver for any media company. It also has a presence in South Africa, Australia, Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.

Sun group also has 45 FM Radio Stations, Three Daily News Papers – Dinakaran one of the leading Tamil daily with daily sales of over 1.4 million copies, Tamil Murasu one of the leading evening Tamil daily and Six Magazines. Sun Direct one of the largest DTH (Direct To Home Satellite TV service) service provider in India having more than 9 million subscribers, Sun Pictures the film division of Sun TV Network, SpiceJet India's most preferred Airline and IPL Franchise a division of sun TV Network.

Business activities

TV channels– It has 33 channels in four languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. namely  Sun TV, KTV, Sun Music, Sun News, Chutti TV, Surya TV, Kiran TV, Gemini TV, Teja TV, AdithyaTV, Teja News, Gemini News, Gemini Music, Gemini Cable Vision, Udaya TV,Ushe TV, Udaya2, Udaya Movies, Udaya Varthegalu & Udaya News.

FM Radio – It has also forayed into the radio broadcasting segment and has 43 FM radio channels. Sun TV Network became first to open Tamil’s first private FM station –– Suryan FM

Print Media – It has three publications under this segment.

Awards/ Achievements:

  • 2014
    Sun TV creates Guinness World Record
  • 2012
    Sun TV launches four Ad free action movie channels
    Sun TV launches Three more pay channels
    Sun TV Network launches four more channels on DISH Platform, USA
    Sun TV Network Inks Agreement with Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV
    Sun TV Network emerges as winner of Hyderabad franchise of IPL
  • 2011
    Sun TV launches Kids Channel 'Kochu TV'
  • 2009
    TiECon "Entrepreneur of the Year " in 2009
  • 2010
    EINBA News Television Entrepreneur of the Year 2010
    Sun TV launches FM station at Gangtok (Sikkim)
    Sun Network and Network 18 to launch Sun18 for distribution
  • CNBC 'Business Excellence Award' in 2005 – Kalanithi Maran, CMD, SunTV Network
  • Outstanding Businessman Award in the Entertainment and Information Sector in 2004 – Kalanithi Maran, CMD, SunTV Network
  • World's Young Achiever For Creativity in 1999 – Kalanithi Maran, CMD, SunTV Network
  • India’s Best Entrepreneur Award In 1999 – Kalanithi Maran, CMD, SunTV Network
  • Indian Televison Academy award for the best Tamil TV Channel for the year 2001– Sun TV
  • Indian Televison Academy award for the best Malayalam TV Channel for the year 2001– Surya TV
  • Indian Televison Academy award for the best Kannada TV Channel for the year 2001– Udaya TV
  • Indian Televison Academy award for the best Telugu TV Channel for the year 2001– Gemini TV  


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