Sony MIX and Sony ESPN shutdown; SPNI portfolio shrinks to 26 channels

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Sony ESPN and Sony MIX ceased operations at 12 AM today

SPNI portfolio shrinks to 26 channels

Shutdown part of realignment of SPNI portfolio

Sony Pictures Network India’s (SPNI) lone music channel Sony MIX and joint venture sports channels Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD have shut down today, as notified by the broadcaster earlier this month.

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Sony MIX, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD have ceased operations effective at 12 AM. Major DTH and cable operators removed the channel from their platforms at the stroke of midnight. The channels are now showing a black screen on JioTV which is yet to remove the channels. Other distribution platform operators are expected to remove the channels in due course.

SPNI has also removed the listings of the channels from its website yesterday. The broadcaster has also taken down the recent RIO after the shutdown of its 3 channels.

DreamDTH had earlier this month reported the shutdown of Sony MIX, Sony ESPN SD and Sony ESPN HD from the midnight of 30th March. The shutdown is part of SPNI’s portfolio realignment. The broadcaster had earlier in its latest Reference Interconnect Offer (RIO) that was published on 2 January dropped Sony ESPN SD and Sony ESPN HD from all bouquets.

SPNI’s portfolio has shrunk to 26 channels from its earlier portfolio of 29 channels. It now offers 16 standard definition channels and 10 high definition channels in India.

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Basil currently works as the Editor-in-chief at DreamDTH. He likes to write and cover the latest happenings in the Media and Entertainment Industry in India. You can always find him browsing his phone.

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