Sony Ten 1 is an Indian sports channel owned by Sony Pictures Sports Networks, which acquired it and the other Ten Sports-branded channels from Zee in 2017.
The channel was launched in 2002 as
Ten Sports. It was acquired by Zee in 2006, which renamed it to Ten 1 in 2016. Zee eventually sold the Ten Sports network to Sony Pictures Networks India in March 2017.
An Emirati company named Taj Television launched Ten Sports on 1 April 2002, making it one of the first sports channels in India after
Star Sports, ESPN and the government-owned DD Sports, which were launched in the 1990s.
Zee bought 50% of Taj Television in 2006
 to complement its  Zee Sports channel (later Ten Action, now Sony Ten 2); this stake was greatly increased in 2010.
Ten HD: 2011–2016
Ten HD was launched on 15 August 2011 along with HD feeds of
Zee TV, Zee Cinema and Zee Studio.
Zee rebranded the
Ten Sports network on 29 March 2016, introducing a new slogan, Never stop. Ten Sports was renamed to Ten 1, Ten Action to Ten 2, Ten Cricket to Ten 3 and Ten HD to Ten 1 HD.
Logo of Ten 1 HD.
The new logo style was on the basis of that of
Ten Golf HD
, which had rebranded in October 2015 after converting from a standard-definition channel into a high-definition (HD) channel.
Sony Ten 1
ZEEL sold the Ten Sports Network to Sony Pictures Networks India. All the Ten channels, along with Sony Six, rebranded on 18 July 2017 to match Sony ESPN’s logo style. In addition, Sony Ten 2 and 3 launched HD feeds. All the Sony sports channels also launched a new uniform graphics package.
Parent: Essel Group (Sister companies:
Dish TV | d2h)
Indian TV channels:
Hindi: Entertainment: Zee TV (HD), &TV (HD), Zee Anmol and Big Magic | Movies: Zee Cinema (HD), &pictures (HD), Zee Bollywood, Zee Classic, &xplor HD, Zee Action and Zee Anmol Cinema | Music: Zee ETC Bollywood | Zing
English: Entertainment: Zee Café (HD) | Movies: &flix (HD) and &privé HD | Lifestyle: Living Foodz (HD)
Entertainment channels: Tamil: Zee Tamil (HD) | Telugu: Zee Telugu (HD) | Kannada: Zee Kannada (HD) | Malayalam: Zee Keralam (HD) | Bangla: Zee Bangla (HD) | Marathi: Zee Marathi (HD) and Zee Yuva | Odia: Zee Sarthak | Punjabi: Zee Punjabi (upcoming) | Bhojpuri: Big Ganga
Movie channels: Tamil: Zee Thirai (upcoming) | Telugu: Zee Cinemalu (HD) | Kannada: Zee Picchar (upcoming) | Bangla: Zee Bangla Cinema ( | Marathi: Originals) Zee Talkies (HD) | Bhojpuri: Ganga Biskope (upcoming)
News channels: ( Zee Media Corp.)
Hindi: Zee News | Zee Hindustan | Zee Business | Zee Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand, Zee Rajasthan, Zee Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh and Zee Bihar/Jharkhand | English: WION | Gujarati: Zee 24 Kalak | Bangla: Zee 24 Ghanta | Marathi: Zee 24 Taas | Odia: Zee Odisha | Urdu/Hindi: Zee Salaam | Punjabi/Hindi: Zee Punjab/Haryana/Himachal
Zee Aflam (movies) and Zee Alwan (entertainment) | United States: Zee Living and Zee Smile | Latin America and US Hispanic: Zee Mundo | Germany/Poland: Zee.One | Russia: Zee TV | Thailand: Zee Nung | Indonesia: Zee Bioskop | Philippines: Zee Sine | Vietnam: Zee Phim | South Africa/Subsaharan Africa: Zee World and Zee Bollynova | Francophone Africa: Zee Magic
Non-television businesses: Film production: Zee Studios and Zee Studios International | Music label: Zee Music Company | Theatrical production: Zee Theatre | Live events: Zee Live
Video-on-demand services: India: Zee5 ( | Zindagi) Latin America and US Hispanic: Zee Mundo Play
Hindi: Entertainment: Zindagi (as a TV channel), Zee Next, 9X and Zee Smile (in India) |
Movies: Zee Premier | Devotional: Zee Jagran | Food: Zee Khana Khazana
English: Movies: Zee Studio (HD) | Lifestyle: Zee Trendz | Kids’: ZeeQ | Sports: Zee Sports
Regional languages: Zee ETC Punjabi | Zee Gujarati | Zee 24 Gantalu (Telugu)
International channels: Zee Punjabi (UK) | Zee Bollymovies (Africa) | Zee Hiburan (Indonesia) | Zee Variasi (Malaysia)
(sold to Ten Sports network Sony Pictures Networks India): Ten 1/Ten 1 HD (Ten Sports/Ten HD) | Ten 2 (Ten Action) | Ten 3 (Ten Cricket) | Ten Golf/Ten Golf HD