Sony Yay

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Sony YAY!
Sony Yay Logo.webp
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia
Bangladesh
Nepal
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Programming
Language(s)Hindi
Bengali
Tamil
Telugu
Malayalam
Marathi
Kannada
Picture format4:3 576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerSony Pictures Networks
Sister channelsSony TV
Sony Sab
Sony Pal
Sony Max
Sony Max 2
Sony Aath
Sony Wah
Sony Pix
Sony Marathi
Sony Six
Sony BBC Earth
Sony Ten
History
Launched18 April 2017
ReplacedAnimax
Links
Websitewww.sonyyay.com
Availability
Cable
Asianet DigitalChannel 321 (SD)
Kerala Vision Digital TVChannel 452 (SD)
Siti cableChannel 445 (SD)
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 444
Satellite
Tata Sky(India)Channel 686 (SD)
Dish Network (United States)Channel 727
Verizon Fios (United States)Channel 1744
DishHome(Nepal)channel 810
Airtel Digital TVchannel 471
Videocon d2hchannel 519
Streaming media
Sony LivWatch Sony Yay Live

Sony YAY! is an Indian pay television channel aimed at children. It is operated by Sony Pictures Networks. The channel replaced Animax in 2017.

History[change | change source]

The channel was launched on 18 April 2017 replacing Animax. Following the rebrand, Sony Pictures Networks announced their plans to migrate all anime programming featured in Animax as paid content to its digital platform Sony LIV.[1] In addition, the company has also stated Animax Asia was launched as a live, HD channel via streaming on that same platform.[2]

Programming[change | change source]

Current programming[change | change source]

Original shows[3][change | change source]

Year Shows Ref.
2017-present Paap-O-Meter
Kicko and Super Speedo
Prince Jai aur Dumdaar Viru
Guru aur Bhole
2018-present Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal
2020-present Oscar Ab Bas Kar
The Honey Bunny Show With Kapil Sharma [4]
2021-present Honey Fun Tan A Tan [5]
Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah [6]

Acquired Shows[7][change | change source]

Former programming[change | change source]

Original Shows
Year Shows Ref.
2017 Sab Jholmaal Hai
2018 Fab5 Mission Tango [8]
Acquired Shows

Movies[change | change source]

Sab Jholmaal Hai[change | change source]

No. Name Release Date
1 Honey Bunny in Bank Robbery[9] 28 October 2017
2 Honey Bunny in Space Adventure 24 December 2017

Paap o Meter[change | change source]

No. Name Release Date
1 Paap-O-Meter Under Attack[10] 31 August 2020
2 Paap-O-Meter Defenders of Earth[11] 21 September 2020

Guru aur Bhole[change | change source]

No. Name Premiere Date
1 Guru aur Bhole in Alien Buster[12] 25 May 2018
2 Guru aur Bhole and Hawa Hawai[13] 25 December 2018
3 Guru aur Bhole in Kung Fu Adventure 23 June 2019
4 Guru aur Bhole in Bermuda Triangle 16 June 2020
5 Guru aur Bhole in Magician Kingdom 9 June 2021

Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal[change | change source]

No. Name Premiere Date
1 Honey Bunny and Himalayan Car Rally 1 April 2018
2 Honey Bunny and Plane Hijack 4 May 2018
3 Honey Bunny Double Impact 11 May 2018
4 Honey Bunny In Kung Fu Challenge[14] 7 November 2018
5 Honey Bunny as Super Team X 5 November 2018
6 Honey Bunny and Train Chase 18 April 2019
7 Honey Bunny as Super Team X Realoded 19 April 2019
8 Honey Bunny Lost in Space 26 April 2019
9 Honey Bunny and The Pet Detective 27 April 2019
10 Honey Bunny The Planet of Pig Aliens 19 June 2019
11 Honey Bunny in Crazy Crazy Chase 28 June 2019
12 Honey Bunny in Haunted House[15] 28th June 2019
13 Honey Bunny Gangs of Film City[16] 6 October 2019
14 Honey Bunny and The Cricket Gang 13 October 2019
15 Honey Bunny in Crazy Family Adventure 20 October 2019
16 Honey Bunny Mission Dolphin Rescue 5 November 2019
17 Honey Bunny in Police Petrol[17] 12 December 2019
18 Honey Bunny The Secret Formula 22 December 2019
19 Honey Bunny in Ghost Palace 22 December 2019
20 Honey Bunny The Rock Stars 22 December 2019
21 Honey Bunny and Doggy's Day Out[18] 24 December 2019
22 Honey Bunny and the Super Race Car
23 Honey Bunny in the Arabian Adventure
24 Honey Bunny The Millionaires
25 Honey Bunny in Space Football
26 Honey Bunny in Rabbit Island
27 Honey Bunny and the Masters of Disguise
28 Super Team X End of the World
29 Honey Bunny The Ghost Warriors
30 Honey Bunny in Clownland[19]
31 Honey Bunny the Time Travellers
32 Honey Bunny in Dino Park
33 Honey Bunny and Journey in Antartica
34 Honey Bunny and Dragon World
35 Honey Bunny and Ghost Train Chase
36 Honey Bunny and the Mouse Trouble
37 Honey Bunny and Magical Hat
38 Honey Bunny Save The Panda[20]
39 Honey Bunny in the Interview
40 Honey Bunny in the Treasure Hunt
41 Honey Bunny in the Mystery of the Sylvian Castle
42 Honey Bunny The Real Superstars[21]
43 Honey Bunny and the Alien Spaceship
44 Honey Bunny The Spy Eagle[22]
45 Honey bunny The Mysterious of The Stollen Painting
46 Honey Bunny The Forest King
47 Honey Bunny The Daciots of Valley
48 Honey Bunny The Dart Gun Granny

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sony to shift Animax channel to SonyLiv".
  2. "Animax TV HD Live on Sony Liv". Archived from the original on 6 November 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  3. Milligan, Mercedes (18 April 2017). "Sony YAY! Channel to Anchor on Original Indian Toons". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  4. "Sony Yay Announced The Honey Bunny Show With Kapil Sharma". AnimationXpress. 28 September 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  5. Honey Fun Tan-A-Tan | Brand new episodes | Starts 29th March | Mon-Fri 1:00 pm, retrieved 29 March 2021
  6. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Animated Show ' Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah' to air on Sony Yay". jagrantv. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  7. "Other shows on Yay". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  8. "Sony Yay builds local characters to monetise". Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  9. "Sony YAY! to premiere its first home-grown animated film on 21 Oct". Archived from the original on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  10. https://www.4psnews.com/news/story/gear-up-for-a-double-dose-of-entertainment-as-sony-yay-presents-the-firstever-movie-of-paapometer-franchise-and-a-new-show-krishna-balram
  11. https://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/146352/paap-o-meter-defenders-of-earth/
  12. "Sony Yay banks on originals with a slew of fresh content". Indian Television Dot Com. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  13. Party 75 Christmas Special Movie - Guru Aur Bhole & Hawa Hawai | Premieres 25th Dec, 7:30 PM!, retrieved 5 June 2021
  14. "Sony YAY! throws a 75 days' non-stop bash for kids!". Media Infoline. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  15. HONEY BUNNY IN HAUNTED HOUSE, Tue 6th Nov, 10 AM | Party 75 on Sony YAY!, retrieved 3 June 2021
  16. "Sony YAY!'s consolidation plan in regional markets". Indian Television Dot Com. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  17. "Sony YAY! Announces a special Republic Day line-up of Honey Bunny movies - Tellychakkar English". tellychakkar. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  18. Team, AnimationXpress (24 December 2018). "What Indian broadcasters have in store for kids this Christmas?". AnimationXpress. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  19. "Sony Yay Brand New Movie". www.twitter.com. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  20. "Sony YAY! launches virtual property YAY! Dekho". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  21. Team, AnimationXpress (5 January 2021). "Sony YAY! rings in 2021 with an exciting programming line-up". AnimationXpress. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  22. "Yay Birthday Movie Treat as here with 5 back to back Honey Bunny Movies in a Week". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2 June 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]