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Sony ESPN is an Indian pay television sports channel which is a joint venture between ESPN Inc. (majorly owned by The Walt Disney Company) and Sony Pictures Networks India. The channel targets the Indian subcontinent including India, Nepal, Bangladesh 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 India, 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, Formula E along with other events.
In October 2017, North America’s professional wrestling promotion IMPACT’s weekly shows and PPVs started airing on Sony ESPN, moving from Sony SIX.
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