Sony MAX
Sony max za logo.jpg
Sony MAX logo
Broadcast areaSub-Sahara Africa
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
OwnerSony Pictures Television
Sister channelsSony Channel
Launched1 February 2011; 11 years ago (2011-02-01)
Closed28 February 2019; 3 years ago (2019-02-28)
(at the time of closure)
Streaming media
BlackChannel 204
Former logo (2011-2016)
Former logo (2011-2016)

Sony MAX was a general entertainment TV channel that was part of the DStv bouquet of Sub-Saharan India satellite channels owned by MultiChoice.


The Sony MAX was the local South African version and subsidiary of the Sony Entertainment Television brand, which is seen in over 100 countries worldwide. It was launched on 1 February 2011, Sony MAX delivers 24-hours of foreign entertainment series, movies and reality programmes specially made for male audiences. It is also the sister channel of African-content channel launched by Sony after inspired from the Hindi-language movie channel from India, Sony MAX which only focus on Bollywood films.

The channel, along with Sister channel Sony Channel, were discontinued on 31 October 2018 on DStv,[1] and on 28 February 2019 on Black.[2]


See also


  1. ^ Darmalingum, Yuveshen (1 October 2018). "DStv to stop airing Sony channel and Sony Max as from end of October". NexTV News Africa. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  2. ^ Sony Pictures Television Networks decides to leave Africa as the Sony Channel and Sony MAX are yanked from Cell C black TV with Thinus. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2021