Company History - Sun TV Network
Our Company was incorporated as Sumangali Publications Private Limited
on December 18, 1985. The word `private' in the name of our Company
was deleted with effect from July 1,1996 pursuant to Section 43A(1A)
of the Companies Act, 1956. The name of our Company was changed to
Sun TV Limited by a special resolution of the members passed at an
extraordinary gener al meeting held on March 23, 2000. The fresh
certificate of incorporation consequent to the change of name was
granted to our Company on March 27, 2000, by the Registrar of
Companies, Tamil Nadu. The word 'private' was reinserted in the name
of the Company by the provisions of Section 43A(2A) of the Companies
Act, 1956 on October 9, 2001. The status of our Company was
subsequently changed to a public limited company by a special
resolution of the members passed at an extraordinary general meeting
held on December 15, 2005. The fresh certificate of incorporation
consequent on change of name was granted to our Company on December
27, 2005, by the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu. Additionally,
the registered office was shifted from 182, Kodambakkam High Road,
Chennai 600 034, India to 367/369, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 018, India
with effect from December 12, 2005 by a resolution of our Board dated
December 5, 2005.
Sun TV was first launched in Tamil, on April 14,1993 with three hours
of programming everyday, by Mr. Kalanithi Maran. The amount of
programming was gradually increased over a period of time with Sun TV
becoming a 24 hour channel in January 1995. Sun TV is currently a
to air channel.
Following the launch of Sun TV, we launched Sun News, our news and
current affairs based channel in May 2000. We launched KTV, a 24 hour
film based Tamil channel with its primary focus on films and film
based programme in October 2002. We launched Sun Music, the first 24
hour Tamil music channel, in September, 2004. This channel features
film and non film based programmes. Sun News, KTV and Sun Music were
subsequently converted into pay channels.
We launched our first Malayalam channel Surya TV in October 1998. The
channel has a programming mix of both film based and non film based
programmes. We launched a film and music based 24 hour Malayalam
language channel, Kiran TV, in January 2005.
We launched our first radio Frequency Modulation (FM) channel in
Tamil in three major cities of Tamil Nadu, i.e., Chennai in May 2003
and in Coimbatore and Tirunelveli in March 2003.
As on December 31,2005, we had two subsidiaries namely Kal Radio
Limited and South Asia FM Limited. Kal Radio Limited and South Asia
FM Limited were incorporated for the purpose of bidding for FM
licences under the Phase II Policy of MIB. For further details on
the Phase II
FM licenses see the section titled Regulations and Policies on page
65 and Our Business - Radio on page 61 and Objects of the Issue on
Key Events and Milestones
Year Key Events, Milestones and
April 1993 Sun TV channel commences broadcasts on
a four and
a half hour per day, time
January 1995 24 hour broadcasts of Sun TV
September 1998 Domestic uplinking commences from Chennai
October 1998 Surya TV channel launched
March 2000 Domestic uplinking through own teleport
March 2000 Fully digital transmission of all TV channels
May 2000 Sun News channel launched
October 2001 KTV channel launched
March 2003 Suryan FM launched in Coimbatore and
May 2003 Suryan FM launched in Chennai
January 2005 Kiran TV channel launched
September 2004 Sun Music channel launched
-Sun TV Ltd has announced the launching of 3 more FM Radio Stations
under the brand S FM from November 06, 2006 through its subsidiaries
Kal Radio Ltd and South Asia FM Ltd.
-un TV Ltd has announced that the Board of Directors of the Company
and Gemini TV Pvt Ltd (GEMINI) have approved the amalgamation of
GEMINI with the Company.
-Sun TV equity shareholders to approve Scheme of Amalgamation &
-Makkal TV ties up with Sun TV
- Sun TV signs exclusive Cable & Satellite channels agreement with
Nimbus Communications Ltd.
-Sun TV Network Ltd has informed that the Company, through its
subsidiary - South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL) has entered into a strategic
alliance with Red FM to further its FM Radio broadcasting business in
the North, West and East Indian markets.
- Company name has been changed from Sun TV Ltd.to Sun TV Network
-The Company has issued Bonus Shares in the Ratio of 1:1.
- The Company has splits its face value from Rs10/- to Rs5/-.
-Sun TV Network lauches FM station at Nagpur
-Sun TV launches FM station at Kochi
-Sun TV launches FM Station at Thiruvananthapuram
-Sun Pictures to Produce Superstar''''s ENDHIRAN
-Registered Office of the Company has been shifted From 367 & 369,
Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018 To 4, Norton Road, Mandaveli
Chennai - 600 028.
- Sun TV Network Ltd has informed that Mr. Ajay Vidayasagar has been
appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company with
effect from June 15, 2009. The Company has submitted to BSE a Press
Note of the Company issued in this regard.
- Sun TV Network Ltd has appointed Mr. S Selvam as an Additional
Director of the Company with effect from August 10, 2009 to hold
office up to the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting.
-Sun TV Network has floated a wholly owned subsidiary, Sun TV Network
Europe Ltd in United Kingdom to broadcast and distribute its channels
in U.K. and Europe.
-Sun TV launches FM station at Gangtok (Sikkim)
-Sun Network and Network 18 to launch Sun18 for distribution
-Sun TV Network expands its advertiser and subscriber focus in the
North American markets.
-Registered Office of the Company has been shifted From 4, Norton
Road, Mandaveli, Teynampet, Chennai - 600028 To Murasoli Maran
Towers, 73, MRC Nagar Main Road, MRC Nagar, Chennai - 600 028
-Mr. K Vijay Kumar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of
-Sun TV launches Kids Channel Kochu TV
-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
-Sun TV launches four Ad free action movie channels on January 04,
-Sun TV launches Three more pay channels on January 09, 2012.
-Sun TV Network wins Hyderabad IPL Franchise.
-Sun TV Network Ltd Signs Up With Arasu Cable.
-Sun TV Network launches four additional channels on DISH Platform
-Sun TV Network Ltd. - Intimation of Floor Price for Offer for Sale.
-Sun TV Network Limited signs up with iTunes & YouTube.
-Sun TV Network Ltd. - SUN TV Network partners with HOOQ platform for
delivery of Movies of their premium VOD Service
-YuppTV partners Sun Network to launch channels in Middle East
- Sun TV Network launches new comedy channel
- Sun TV Network launches new digital content platform Sun NXT