Its Yoga time: SonyLIV celebrates International Yoga Day by dedicating an entire week to Yoga-related videos

~ Aims to bring back the essence and understanding of the ancient philosophical exercise into the millennial lifestyle~

June 20, 2017: From beer yoga to heavy metal yoga, the ancient tradition entwined with India’s international image and legacy has seen many alternatives spring up all over the world. With the international recognition and implementation of Yoga Day on June 21, the spotlight however is back on its land of origin as India leads the way for the world to turn a healthier leaf with this unique practice. Spearheading the digital celebration of this ancient tradition with great gusto is SonyLIV. The premium digital content platform from Sony Pictures Networks India, which has become synonymous with high-quality entertainment for Indian audiences, is initiating a Yoga Week ahead of World Yoga Day on June 21.

As part of initiative Yoga Week presented by Fortune Rice Bran Health, co-powered by ITC B Natural,SonyLIV plans to enrich the users with the academic knowledge and practical rigor of this 5000-year-old practice that allows individual consciousness to integrate with the cosmic spirit. The platform will provide its users with diverse yoga and asana-related videos to make them aware of the innumerable positive effects this practice has on the human mind, body, heart and soul and attain a supreme physical, emotional, and spiritual experience, allowing the body to function at its optimum.

The aim is to bring the ancient practice into modern limelight and encourage more millennials to adopt it into their everyday lives via the digital route! With this move, SonyLIV has also further diversified its content repertoire, making it the one-stop digital destination for Indian audiences to catch up on video entertainment from a vast set of genres.
SonyLIV has always been conscious of providing holistically beneficial entertainment to its users and its health and wellness segment LIV Fit was the first-of-its-kind initiative on an OTT platform in the country. It received a massively positive response from viewers. The Yoga Week initiative is also expected to be of immense help to the health-conscious users and encourage modern Indians to reincorporate Yoga into their fast-paced lives, as was the case centuries ago.
Uday Sodhi, EVP and Head-Digital Business, SonyLIV:
“SonyLIV has always given significant importance to the health and wellness of its users. The LIV Fit segment was launched with the aim of assisting our viewers to adopt healthy lifestyle practices. With World Yoga Day being just around the corner, we want to raise greater awareness about the benefits of this ancient science amongst Indians, particularly young millennials. In today’s always on-the-move world, being physically fit alone isn’t enough – equal emphasis needs to be placed on achieving robust mental health and spiritual tranquility. Hosting a Yoga Week on SonyLIV is the perfect way of engaging our users to understand and imbibe the principles and practice of yoga in their daily lives.”
Adarsh Gupta Founder and CEO Brilliant Living TV said,
“We at Brilliant Living TV are extremely happy to partner with Sony Liv, to bring to their audiences a entire week dedicated to Yoga. As a part of the World Yoga Day celebrations, SonyLIV has taken the initiative to take this amazing tradition to the millennials.
Working out is fast becoming a intrinsic part of the modern lifestyle, and in keeping with this emerging megatrend, we hope to be able to convert a lot of new entrants into a healthy lifestyle”.
About SonyLIV:
SonyLIV is the first premium Video on demand (VOD) service by Sony Pictures Networks’ (SPN) providing multi-screen engagement for users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, it enables users to discover 20 years of rich content from the network channels of Sony Pictures Networks’ Pvt. Ltd. It also provides a rich array of movies, strong line-up of events across all sports, shows, music, product reviews.

With over 33 million app downloads so far, SonyLIV is the first amongst its competition to provide original exclusive premium content. As a true pioneer in its space, SonyLIV launched India’s first-ever original show exclusively for the online platform earlier this year. With #LoveBytes, it became the country’s first digital video-on- demand (VOD) platform to introduce an innovation of this nature. SonyLIV also launched YOLO - You Only Live Once, the first-ever regional language web-series on an OTT platform in India and LIV FIT the first-ever health and wellness segment on an OTT platform in the country. In October 2016, SonyLIV also introduced LIV Kids as its premium content especially designed for children.

Streaming the biggest football tournament of 2016 – UEFA European Championship 2016 and making SonyLIV the most preferred online destination for football fans. With 20 million hits from highly engaged urban sports millennials and 90 million interactions.

About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.
SPN comprises 29 channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; Sony PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library;  PIX and PIX HD, the English movie channels; LePlex HD showing critically-acclaimed Hollywood films; AXN and AXN HD, the action and adventure-oriented English entertainment channels; Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, AATH, the Bangla movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; ROX HD, a channel for contemporary Hindi music; Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, TEN 1, TEN 1 HD, TEN 2, TEN 3, TEN Golf HD  – the cluster of sports entertainment channels; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; SonyLIV - the digital entertainment VOD platform, SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Sony Pictures Networks Distribution Pvt Ltd. (SPND) that distributes the networks television channels across different genres and languages through multiple content delivery platforms. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.
The network has been awarded the elite title of ‘Aon Best Employers India’ in the 2017 edition in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices.
Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 22nd year of operations in India