A new frequency have added on Intelsat 20 @ 68.5 East in C band, where already more than one transponder is available already for Ten Sports package. New transponder detail is here
3869 H 14454 3/4
and following Ten’s channels found on the new technical paramaters,
Ten 1 HD
Ten 2 HD
Ten 3 HD
Ten Cricket Middle East HD
TEN Sports Network is one of the leading sports networks in India. It was previously owned by Taj Television, the distribution arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises before it was acquired by Sony Pictures Networks on 31 August 2016 in a deal worth $385 million.
Ten Network operates five sports channels TEN 1, TEN 2, TEN 3, TEN Golf HD and TEN 1 HD.
It also has a Pakistani feed which broadcasts the matches the original TEN Sports headquarters does along with some which are not broadcast by the original one like matches of International Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Council etc.
The TEN Sports network owns long term broadcast rights for five cricket boards South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – offering its viewers the best of sports action round the clock.
The company was launched in the UAE as Taj Television by Emirati promoter Abdul Rehman Bukhatir along with a management team of CEO Chris MacDonald, Content Head Peter Matthew Hutton, Mark Denton and Nikhil Diwadkar. Hutton eventually took over as CEO following MacDonald’s resignation.
Following the acquisition of broadcast rights to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, WWE, Formula 1 and UEFA Champions League , the “Ten Sports” channel operated by Taj Television became established as the most watched sports channel on Indian and Sri Lanka televisions. The business was sold to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in 2010 for a reported figure of 100 million USD. Taj TV also operated the Cricket Plus channel in North America, Goal TV in Asia, ASN in Asia, the Football Channel in Singapore and Showtime Sports in the Middle East during the period from 2004 to 2010.
On 1 April 2016, the TEN Sports network rebranded all its channels except TEN Golf HD, and adopted a new brand positioning: ‘Never Stop’. TEN Sports became TEN 1, TEN Action and TEN Cricket became TEN 2 and TEN 3, respectively, while TEN HD was rebranded to TEN 1 HD, which showcases the best of sports across the TEN network.The Pakistani feed did not change.
On 31 August 2016, Sony Pictures Networks acquired the Ten Sports networks from Zee Entertainment Enterprises for a deal worth $385 million