Sony Liv (marketed as SONY LIV and formerly as SonyLIV) is an Indian general entertainment, video on demand service that is owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Type of site
|Video on demand|
|Owner||Sony Pictures Networks India|
|Key people||Uday Sodhi|
|Services||On-demand video streaming|
|Launched||22 January 2013|
The service was launched on January 23, 2013.
Sony Liv is a part of the network of television channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. in India. The network's other channels include: Sony TV, Sony SAB, Sony Mix, Sony Max, Sony Max 2, Sony Six, Sony Pix, AXN and Sony Yay (formerly Animax Asia). It also offers original Web series like Lovebytes, Married Women Diaries, etc.
Anime is now part of Sony Liv with the inclusion of Animax as a live channel.
Sony Pictures Networks bagged the Indian subcontinent telecast rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The network will also have dedicating channels to broadcast in Russia, which includes Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony ESPN. Sony Liv is the official mobile and Internet broadcaster for streaming all 2018 FIFA World Cup live matches starting June 14.
Along with a wide selection of English, Hindi and regional movies, Sony Liv also has Animax that broadcasts a wide range of anime (most in original Japanese audio with English subtitles).
Sony Liv is the first Indian OTT platform to produce music content for a Hollywood feature film - producing music for the Hindi version of the blockbuster titled Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The singers for the original soundtrack titled Aaadat included Jubin Nautiyal, Shirley Setia and Raftaar.
After shutting down a linear TV channel on April 18, 2017, Animax was made available exclusively as a digital streaming channel in India from July 7, 2017.
Sony Liv streams most of Sony's TV channels as live channels including Animax HD, Sony BBC Earth, Food Food, etc.
- Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga
- Chandragupta Maurya
- Super Dancer
- Prithvi Vallabh - Itihaas Bhi, Rahasya Bhi
- Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai
- Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya
- Tenali Rama
- Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle
- Sajan Re Phir Jhoot Mat Bolo
- Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey
- Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
- KBC Season 9
- Sabse Bada Kalakar
- TV, Biwi aur Main
- Parvarrish – Season 2
- Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do
- Saheb Biwi Aur Boss
- Lights Camera Kissey
- Power Couple
- Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin
- Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman
- Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi...Let's Go
- Police Factory
- Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
- Yam Hain Hum
- Chhoti Khushi
- Hum Aapke Ghar Mein Rehte Hain
- Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai
- Comedy Superstar
- Suryaputra Karn
- Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap
- Vighnaharta Ganesha
- Crime Patrol Satark
- Hum Hain Na
- Itti Si Khushi
- Tum Aise Hi Rehna
- Chidiya Ghar
- Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Baal Veer
- Badi Door Se Aaye Hain
- Gutur Gu 3
- Chintu Pintu
- Family Antakshri
- Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai
- Piya Basanti Re
- Ek Rishta Aisa Bhi
- Hamari Sister Didi
- Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne
- Singhasan Battisi
- Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi
- Simply Baatien With Raveena
- Dil Hai Chot*Dil Hai Chotaa
- Yeh Pyaar Nahi To Kya Hai
Sony Liv features programming in the following key genres: comedy, crime, drama, horror, action.
Sony Liv is available worldwide in five languages, and includes select programming in Hindi, English,Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
Sony Pictures Networks India signed a deal with Times Internet's BoxTV to make its video content available on BoxTV's website. The service will be available to BoxTV users worldwide and DD Free DTH.
Supported web browsers by platform:
- KaiOS: Available in JioPhone, installable through Jiostore.
- OS X: An Intel-based Mac with OS 10.4.8 or later. Browser support is Safari 4 (or higher), Firefox 5 (or higher) or Google Chrome through web browser.
- Microsoft Windows: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 running Internet Explorer 8 (or higher), Firefox 2 (or higher) or Google Chrome 6 (or higher).
Windows 8.1 through web browser. Other software options:
- Mood Wheel – Content Suggestions based on Mood
- MY Q – Personalized Playlist
- Liv Gurus – Liv's Frequent Flyer Program for Video.
On June 1, 2014, Sony Pictures Networks India launched LIV Sports, a digital sports entertainment property.
Liv Sports was the official mobile and Internet broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting June 12. Liv Sports aired both live and video-on-demand match content with statistics and analysis.
It broadcasts international cricket matches played by Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe, Grand Prix motorcycle racing, WWE RAW, Smackdown and other WWE pay-per-view events, UFC and NBA.
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- "Sony to move its video streaming service SonyLIV to a fee-based model". 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.