First of its kind partnership between Sony BBC Earth and Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre to make students ‘feel alive’

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In a pioneering initiative, Sony BBC Earth is partnering with Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre to host a first of its kind Science Film Festival. The 12-day festival which starts on 11th November will showcase Sony BBC Earth’s diverse content strength to the young minds of various schools across Chennai.

Sony BBC Earth is India’s premium infotainment channel and is known for its informative yet entertaining content ranging from fun science, engineering, manufacturing, space, astronomy, nature, adventure and wildlife. This association brings together the synergies of the two powerhouses who aim to inspire the students, captivate their minds and ignite their curiosity to discover some amazing and unheard facts about science and environment.

The festival will host over 5000 children from various schools across Chennai who will get to witness spectacular and engaging science and nature-based series, namely – Made by Destruction, Super Smart Animals, Rituals, Bang Goes The Theory, Secrets Of Everything, Factomania, Shark Beneath The Surface and Forces Of Nature, at no cost. The students are sure to be wowed by the insightful, positive and visually spectacular stories that Sony BBC Earth has in store for them.

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Dr. S. Soundararajaperumal, Executive Director, Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre

“Sony BBC Earth is known for its premium and authentic content, so it is a delight to have the channel on-board as the exclusive content partner for our first ever ‘Science Film Festival’. Together, we aim to ignite the sense of enlightenment, curiosity and wonder among all kids and popularize content that inspires and moves us”.

Sony BBC Earth

Sony BBC Earth is a premium factual entertainment channel by MSM Worldwide Factual Media – a Joint venture between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and BBC Worldwide.

Sony BBC Earth is home to BBC’s award-winning factual programs and work of some of the world’s foremost factual film makers. Rooted in the philosophy of ‘Feel Alive’, the channel promises grand visual spectacle, positive insightful storytelling and a new perspective to knowledge and entertainment.

The channel has diverse content offering ranging from for fun, insightful science, nature and wildlife to adventure and human interest stories with shows like Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Rick Stein’s India, Bang Goes the Theory, Deadly 60, Planet Earth II, Fishing Impossible, Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle etc.

The channel is broadcast in SD & HD and available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu across India.

Follow Sony BBC Earth on Facebook.com/SonyBBCEarth, Twitter.com/SonyBBCEarth, Instagram.com/SonyBBCEarth. For more information, visit www.sonybbcearth.com

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 Studio NEXT 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.

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