Sun TV is an Indian Tamil language cable and satellite television channel that was launched on April 14, 1993. Sun TV is owned by the Chennai-based media conglomerate Sun TV Network. The network was founded by Kalanithi Maran. The HD version of the channel was launched on December 11, 2011. According to the BARC report, the channel is one of the most viewed and most popular channels in the country. Sun TV has over 25 sister channels under the SUN TV network, which include Sun News, Sun Life, Sun Music, and KTV.
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Sun TV is the flagship channel of Sun Group, started on April 14, 1993. It was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on April 24, 2006, after it raised $133 million. Sun TV is the most viewed Tamil channel in the world and is viewed by viewers in various parts of the world including the USA and the Middle East.
Sun TV has received various awards for its services. The network also hosts numerous film-industry–related events in Tamil Nadu and the Sun Kudumbam Awards ceremony biannually.
The network had to face severe backlash after the Little India riot that broke out in Singapore on December 8, 2013. The channel on December 9, 2013, made a false news report on the riot saying that the deceased was pushed out of the bus by the driver, as well as attacked by locals. The report met a protest by Lim Thuan Kuan, Singapore's High Commissioner to India. Sun TV then issued an apology and telecasted the correct news the very next day, after which the situation returned to normal.
Sun Group also owns IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, which it took over in 2012. The network has a yearly revenue of nearly Rs.3000 crores and is supported by almost 2,000 employees.