Sun News (Indian TV channel)

Sun News (Tamil: சன் செய்திகள்) is a 24-hour Tamil news satellite television channel headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is a part of India's largest media conglomerate Sun Network, having a reach of more than 95 million households in India. It is one of the oldest 24 hour news channel in Tamil. In 2006, Sun News live streamed India vs England ODI Series.

Sun News
Launched7 May 2000 (2000-05-07)
NetworkSun Network
Owned bySun Group
Picture format576i (SD)
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s)Sun TV, K TV, Sun Music, Adithya TV. Sun Life, Chutti TV,
WebsiteSun News
Channel 1545 (SD)
Dish TV
Channel 913 (SD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 579 (SD)
Airtel digital TV (India)Channel 789 (SD)
Reliance Digital TV (India)Channel 663 (SD)
Sun Direct
Channel 132 (SD)
Asianet Digital TV (India)Channel 220 (SD)
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 581 (SD)


Established on 7 May 2000, Sun News has established itself as one of the popular news channels in Tamil Nadu.[1] It was founded by Kalanidhi Maran, the Chairman and Managing director of Sun Network. It has got a strong Editorial and Reporting team that keeps the score of the channel on the top. The News Editor of the channel is Umashankar while the output editor is Sridhar

News casters

News casters presenting updates in Sun News channel include Sujatha Babu, Mahalakshmi, Ravi Ganesh,among others. Rangarajan is the anchor for Business live show while Shiva Kumar comperes health show. Doctor X is anchored by Malayappan.


The Channel comes out with updates every hour. Updates range from world, national, regional to local news events. As the channel has a broad base of reporters, exclusive videos are shown pertaining to each news item. Also, exclusive stories are presented daily that cover large range of issues concerning Tamil Nadu.

News tickers and scrolls

Sun News offers running text module and ticker.


Nijam is a news-based program in Sun News aired from Monday to Friday at 10 PM. This program has a vast base of viewers and top in ratings. There are large number of controversial subjects dealt in Nijam Program. The program is directed by Saleem. There are a number of reporters faking for this program.

This program has covered various subjects including legalising rapes, religion, temples, ghosts, adventures, festivals and social taboo.


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