Type of site
|Video on demand|
|Owner||Sony Pictures Networks India|
|Key people||Uday Sodhi|
|Services||On-demand video streaming|
|Alexa rank||76 (October 2016)|
|Launched||22 January 2013|
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.
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. Ltd. 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.
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 consists of regional offerings like the first ever Gujarati web series titled Kacho Papad Pako Papad, an extremely popular multistarer on the platform.
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.
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.
Sony Liv has reached about 25 million views on a monthly basis on its website, app and YouTube channel.
List of Sony Liv-ready devices:
Supported web browsers by platform:
Windows 8.1 through web browser. Other software options:
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.
On 20th December 2019, Bengaluru-based security researcher Ehraz Ahmed discovered a security flaw in SonyLiv App that allowed to fetch sensitive user information such as profile picture, email address, date of birth, name, and phone number of its registered users.
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