On the back of strong growth numbers and taking its role as the ‘happiness enabler’ further, Sony SAB, the brand, is now ready to redefine itself through a new philosophy which is driven on the insight that “jitni insaan ki khushi badhti hai, utni hee duniya mein insaniyat bhi badhti hai”. Keeping this core thought in mind, Sony SAB has launched a brand campaign that signifies this key change with a new tagline ‘Khushiyon Wali Feeling’.
Based on its deep understanding of the pulse of real India, Sony SAB has steadily created a niche for itself through captivating shows and characters, all geared towards bringing a smile to people’s faces. With its impressive line-up of fresh programs and light-hearted values driven content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts, the channel is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable family-viewing experience and can truly be defined as the ‘living room brand’ with something to appeal to everyone in the family.
With the new brand philosophy Sony SAB will stand for a larger purpose in life, that of making people happy by bringing unforgettable moments and infinite experiences that lift the heart and free the minds of the viewers in turn making them better human beings. The three 60 seconder TVC’s will creatively showcase the new brand tagline of ‘Khushiyon Wali Feeling’ through relatable everyday instances which reinforce the fact that happiness begets humanity. For instance, one film features a newly married couple who are not able to sit together on a flight because a grouchy passenger refuses to exchange seats. But when an unexpected happy encounter changes this co-passenger’s disposition, he graciously offers his seat to the couple. Yet another film demonstrates how simple joys like the smile and giggles of a baby can transform a bad day into a happier one. The third film touches upon the importance of how receiving good news can turn someone’s sullen mood into a cheerful one and in turn make the person more thoughtful about their actions towards others around them.
Sony SAB will soon be seen launching exciting new shows in the upcoming months which will further the brand’s promise of helping spread happiness while continuing to entertain its audiences with its blockbuster shows such as the evergreen Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Tenali Rama which recently completed 500 episodes, Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga, Jijaji Chhat Per Hain and Bhakharwadi.
The TVC’s are conceptualized by Contract and shot by Boot Polissh Films¬¬. The campaign launched on 10th July 2019 on-air. To promote the campaign, the channel is engaging in a massive television plan across news and regional channels (apart from its own TV network) for two weeks. The marketing plan also consists of a huge digital leg.
Neeraj Vyas, Business Head, Sony SAB, PAL and Sony MAX movie cluster
“We are absolutely delighted to present an exciting new brand campaign which will usher in our new brand philosophy. We believe, this campaign will further help us strengthen our positioning as a brand that goes beyond just providing comedy content and will help us connect with our audiences on a much deeper level with a focus on wholesome happiness. These brand films truly reflect the very core of our brand which is built on showcasing light-hearted values driven content which makes people happy”.
Vaishali Sharma, Marketing & Communications Head, Sony SAB, PAL and Sony MAX movie cluster
“There are a few brands which are fortunate to have a strong emotional connect with its consumers. For Sony SAB, which is one such brand it is an apt opportunity to take a significant turn in the journey of its brand evolution. We as a brand, stand for a larger purpose in life, which is to bring content that will bring smiles on people’s faces and enable them to take that joy forward. Our new campaign articulates this strong brand philosophy and encourages viewers to join us in making the world a happier place”.
Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, Chief Creative Officer, Contract Advertising (India) Pvt Ltd
“The brief to us was simple – happiness is something that goes beyond comedy. It’s about how people feel. People remember how they feel and that’s what drives their own happiness and makes them into better people. And, when people are happy they are more likely to spread their happiness through simple acts of kindness. Taking this core thought forward, we have built these exciting brand videos with relatable situations and characters – something Sony SAB is known for. Weaving these two things together, I believe we have created something the viewers will completely resonate with.”
About SONY SAB:
Launched in March 2005, SONY SAB is part of the network of television channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd. The brand’s core brand proposition of ‘Khushiyon Wali Feeling’, stands for a larger purpose in life; a belief that happy people make a happier world. SONY SAB, with its impressive line-up of fresh programs and light-hearted content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable ‘family-viewing’ experience. Its current programming mix includes Tenali Rama, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga, Jijaji Chhat Per Hain, Bhakharwadi and Baavle Utaavle. SAB launched its HD feed in 2016. The channel is broadcasted nationally and is available in more than 100 million households in India and internationally in more than 150 countries reaching over 25 million households.
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About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Japan.
SPN has several 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 India 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; 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; AXN and AXN HD, the channels showcasing the best in Reality, Entertainment and Drama; Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform; SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and StudioNEXT the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.
The network is recognized as an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. SPN is a recipient of several awards, including the ‘Aon Best Employers India’ Award in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health & Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners, listed by Working Mother & AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India and adjudged one of India’s Great Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute.
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is in its 24th year of operations in India. It has a subsidiary, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited and an affiliate, Bangla Entertainment Private Limited in India.