Sony sports is a division of the holding company Sony Pictures Networks. The company owns nine sports channels. It also has a video-on-demand platform. Several of its sports channels have partnered with athletes to create campaigns. The company has been around since the 1970s. It has been the home of many popular sports events, including the World Series and the Olympic Games.
Sony Pictures Networks is a holding company
Sony Pictures Networks is a holding company that operates the Sony Sports network, which is a leading sports channel in the US. It is also the parent company of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The two companies have entered into a non-binding Term Sheet that would combine the operations of the companies, which include their linear networks, digital assets, production operations, and programme libraries.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is a film production company that is headquartered in Culver City, California. It is one of the “Big Five” American film studios and encompasses film production, television production, and distribution. Its studios include Columbia, Screen Gems, TriStar, and GSN, and it distributes 22 films per year to 67 countries. Its film production facilities are located in the United States, Hong Kong, Madrid, and Mexico.
Sony Pictures Television was previously known as Columbia TriStar Television Group, and was a successor-in-interest to Columbia Pictures’ television division. It produced about 60 titles for television outlets worldwide. In addition, it also owns Sony Pictures Classics, which distributes indie and arthouse films.
Sony Pictures Networks also owns the rights to several sports events, including WWE wrestling, the major cricket leagues, and soccer events. It also has rights to the UEFA Champions League, European and Asian tours, and the Ryder Cup. It also has rights to motor sports and fight sports.
Sony has a strong presence in India, where it recently completed a deal with Zee Entertainment. The combined entity will have 75 television channels and film assets, as well as two streaming platforms. It is aiming to be a competitor to Walt Disney’s Hotstar streaming service. The combined company will have more than 900 million TV viewers in India and have several regional television channels that offer a wide variety of shows.
It has 9 sports channels
Sony Sports has 9 sports channels, which is more than Star India has. It boasts of having a market share of 55% in the first half of 2017, and has also acquired the rights to broadcast several major sports events, including the UEFA Euro 2020, Copa America 2021, and the ongoing Indian Premier League. Its sports channels also include cricket, wrestling (WWE), football (UEFA Champions League, English Football League Cup, French League), tennis, golf, and athletics (Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Moto GP, and the U.S. Open).
Among the channels on Sony Sports are Sony Ten 3 and Sony Sports Network. Both of these channels are devoted to sports, and both have an international reach. Sony Ten 3 will broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA U-17 World Cup. It will also air all cricket tours that involve India. Sony Sports Network also has channels covering WWE, UFC, and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Sony’s Olympic Games promotion campaign began in July and ran for two years. It featured a special Hum Honge Kamyab campaign that served the cause of growing sport in India, and also introduced some names that viewers had never seen on TV before, including the Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, the former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, and the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.
Sony Sports’ IPL rights will be up for bidding again in the next five-year cycle. There is no guarantee that Sony will win the bidding war. Other potential bidders include Reliance Jio, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Times Internet, and Amazon India. Meanwhile, Discovery Sports is a digital platform, while Star Sports has a traditional television presence.
It has a video-on-demand platform
Sony sports has added a new video-on-demand platform to their digital services. The SonyLIV platform offers live matches and video-on-demand content from various sports. The platform also features a news channel, sports channel and breaking news channel. It also includes sports statistics and analysis. It is available on select Sony Internet-enabled devices such as Bravia TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and home theater systems.
In addition to sports content, SonyLIV also features original series and movies. It also covers popular national and international sporting events. The service is available online, on mobile devices, and via the SonyLIV app. SonyLIV offers live action from many sports, from soccer to tennis.
SonyLIV is one of the largest video-on-demand platforms in India. The platform monetizes through advertising, subscriptions and pay-per-view offerings. It provides over 30 million users with a comprehensive library of programming. The SonyLIV platform is powered by Brightcove video technology, and offers high-quality content and multi-screen viewing experience.
Apart from live and recorded live sporting events, SonyLIV also offers original streaming television series in multiple languages. The first original in the SonyLIV was a Gujarati web series called Kacho Papad Pako Papad, which was available since June 2017. The platform offers original shows in five to seven languages. Hindi versions of these shows are released a week or two after their release in other languages. Another original series offered on the service is Avrodh: The Siege Within.
It has rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is one of the most coveted competitions in European football, and Sony Pictures Networks India has secured the rights to broadcast the competition. This deal gives Sony Sports the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League matches on SonyLIV, Sony Pictures Networks India’s online streaming platform. The partnership will cover 138 Champions League games per season, as well as 141 Europa League and Conference League games. Select matches will be broadcast on Sony Sports channels across the subcontinent, with all matches live streamed on the SonyLiv streaming service.
Sony Sports has been the official broadcaster of UEFA tournaments since the UEFA Champions League was introduced. The network also carries the Serie A and LaLiga, having sublicensed those rights from Facebook. In addition to UEFA Champions League matches, Sony Sports will also be showing the UEFA Youth League, an annual club football competition featuring youth teams from UEFA Champions League clubs.
Spanish-language viewers will be able to watch matches in their native language on Univision/TUDN, as well as FuboTV and Paramount+. The UEFA Champions League is also broadcasting two games a day in audio-only form on the UEFA Champions App and website. In addition, selected matches will be broadcast on the TUDN Radio network and TUDN Radio channel on SiriusXM.
Matchday two of the UEFA Champions League is scheduled for 12:30am IST on September 14. Sony Sports Network and Sony Sports 2 SD/HD will be the official broadcasters of the game. Fans can also follow the game on Twitter or Facebook to get updated on the latest news.