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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.

Ten Sports

2002–2016

TEN Sports

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[1][2] to complement its Zee Sports channel (later Ten Action, now Sony Ten 2); this stake was greatly increased in 2010.[3]

Ten HD: 2011–2016

TenHD-India

Ten HD was launched on 15 August 2011 along with HD feeds of Zee TV, Zee Cinema and Zee Studio.

Ten 1

2016–2017

Ten 1

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.

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

2017–present

Sony Ten 1

In 2017 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.

Sony Ten 1 HD

HD logo.

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