Sony PIX
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia, Bangladesh, Nepal
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Programming
Language(s)English
Hindi
Tamil
Telugu
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerSony
ParentCulver Max Entertainment
Sister channelsSee List of channels owned by Culver Max
History
Launched1 April 2006; 17 years ago (1 April 2006)
Links
Websitewww.sonypix.com
Availability - Available on all major Indian DTH & Cables.
Terrestrial
DVB-T2 (India)Check local frequencies
Streaming media
SonyLIVLive
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

Sony PIX (Formerly known as Set Pix) is an Indian English language pay television movie channel owned by Culver Max Entertainment. The channel mainly airs American live action and animated Hollywood movies in English with also dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

History

Sony PIX Launched in April 2006 as a library re-run English movie channel until 31 March 2011. From 2006 to 2011, the channel broadcast various classic old American English movies. On 1 April 2011, the channel was revamped and started airing new and some popular content from Sony Pictures Entertainment until 2017.[1]

From 2013, Sony PIX signed a deal with MGM Studios[2] to premiere the studio's new titles on television; with this deal Sony PIX aired James Bond films and Hobbit series.

From 2015, Sony PIX signed a deal with NBCUniversal[3] to air Universal Pictures latest releases.[4] Furthermore, in 2018, Sony PIX signed a movie content deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment latest releases.[5]

Programming

Currently, Sony PIX has movie distribution licenses with NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. Discovery, Lionsgate, Disney And Paramount Pictures.[6]

Sony PIX also broadcasts films with the audio feed of Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu Languages.[7]

Sports

Since its launch Sony PIX broadcast FIFA Football events up till 2015.[8]

Premiere nights

Sony PIX holds movie premiere events in selected cities which allows fans to watch movies before their release.[9]

Sony Le Plex HD

Main article: Sony Le Plex HD

Sony Le Plex HD was the second English Movie channel from Sony Pictures Networks India[10] this channel was discontinued on 31 December 2018.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "English entertainment war heats up; Sony PIX ties up with Sony Pictures Entertainment". Exchange 4 media. 17 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Sony PIX inks strategic deal with MGM Studios". Exchange 4 media. 7 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Universal Inks Film Output Deal With Sony Television's India Unit". Hollywood reporter. 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ "MSM inks multi-year deal with NBCUniversal to screen content on Sony Pix". Exchange 4 media. 6 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Sony PIX inked movie content deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution". Exchange 4 media. 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sony PIX inks movie content deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution". Exchange 4 media. 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ "the movie will premiere in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu only on Sony PIX SD and HD". exchange4media. 31 August 2020.
  8. ^ "English movies face-off: Sony PIX plays off FIFA". Exchange 4 Media. 2014.
  9. ^ "Sony PIX hosts the premiere of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' before its India and US release". Exchange 4 Media. 6 June 2018.
  10. ^ "MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India is all geared up to launch its new high definition premium English movie channel Sony Le Plex HD". indiantelevision. 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Sony LePlex HD discontinued". 2018.