Sony Picture Networks India has got the green signal to add two more channels to its rich bouquet of sports.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted Sony Pictures Network India permission to replace the discontinued Le Plex HD and Sony Rox HD channels with the Ten 4 and Ten 4 HD. The discontinued pay-TV HD channels were broadcasting premium Hollywood movies and music.
The MIB had approved Ten 4 and Ten 4 HD channels in the non-news category for downlinking content in English, Hindi or other Indian languages. Even as the broadcaster has not revealed its content plans for the new sports channels, it is believed that Ten 4 may become SPNI’s first regional screen for sports content.
The MIB in the month of November and December 2019 has granted permissions to launch six new channels in the non-news category. These included Star Sports two regional channels – Star Sports Kannada and Star Sports Telugu. The Star Sports network has launched Star Sports Telugu on December 7 and Star Sports Kannada on December 29 last year.
Late last month, SPNI had announced to spike Indi’s only dedicated golf channel Sony Ten Golf and replace it with a regional channel – Sony Ten Marathi.