Sony ESPN is an Indian sports television channel which is a joint venture between ESPN, Inc. (owned by The Walt Disney Company) and Sony Pictures Networks. The channel targets the Indian subcontinent including India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Launched as Sony Kix on 8 April 2015 (the day when 2015 Indian Premier League began) by what is now Sony Pictures Networks, it was the second sports television channel launched by the company after Sony Six. The channel was rebranded as Sony ESPN on 17 January 2016. The partnership with ESPN was made official in October 2015. Sony and ESPN would partner together on website and app efforts, with ESPN providing and producing content such as cricket, football, tennis, NBA basketball, badminton, field hockey, golf, rugby union along with other events.
Sony ESPN have broadcast IPL during 2016-2017 in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other Indic languages, in addition to Hindi and English.
Sony ESPN broadcast the NFL season 2016-17 with programs such as Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, NFL Playoffs, Pro Bowl, and the Super Bowl.