Sony SAB
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CountryIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Programming
Language(s)Hindi
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerSony
ParentCulver Max Entertainment
History
Launched23 April 1999; 23 years ago (1999-04-23)
Former namesSAB TV (1999–2005)
Links
WebsiteSony SAB
Availability
Streaming media
SonyLIVWatch Sony SAB TV Live (India)
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

Sony SAB (formerly SAB TV) is an Indian pay television channel owned by Culver Max Entertainment.[1]

History

Sony SAB was launched as SAB TV by Gautam Adhikari and Markand Adhikari under their company Sri Adhikari Brothers (thus the acronym) on 23 April 1999. At first, it was launched as a Hindi-language comedy channel. Sony Pictures Networks took over SAB TV in March 2005[2][3] and rebranded it as Sony SAB, with a new focus on general entertainment[4] and eventually turning itself into a youth channel. In 2008, Sony SAB changed its appeal to being a Hindi-language generalist network.[5]

The high-definition feed of the channel was launched on 5 September 2016.[6]

Yes Boss is one of the longest-running show on the channel. After Yes Boss, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah became the longest-running show.[7]

Programming

Main article: List of programmes broadcast by Sony SAB

Sony SAB's current programming includes Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Maddam Sir, Wagle Ki Duniya – Nayi Peedhi Naye Kissey, Dharm Yoddha Garud, Pushpa Impossible and Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul.

References

  1. ^ "Will Sony SAB's rebranding efforts pay off? - The Financial Express". www.financialexpress.com. 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Adhikaris sell SAB TV brand to Sony for $13 m". The Financial Express (India). 14 March 2005.
  3. ^ indiantelevision.com Team (11 May 2005). "Smart Buy: Making of the Sony-Sab deal". Indiantelevision Dot Com.
  4. ^ "SAB TV shifts from pure comedy to general entertainment". 28 October 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ Mohanty, Meera (30 August 2008). "SAB to reposition itself as family-oriented comedy channel". Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "SAB HD to launch on 5 September". TelevisionPost.com. Archived from the original on 2 September 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: It's been 10 years, 2500 episodes but Tapu Sena, Gokuldham members feel like it's just the beginning". Mumbai Mirror.