Press Release:
Mumbai, November17, 2017:
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), India’s
leading entertainment and sports broadcast network, has been recognized amongst
the 100 Best Companies for Women in India for 2017. This award is based on a
prestigious study conducted by Working
– a global leader on gender equity- and AVTAR, a pioneer in
diversity and inclusion in India. With women comprising 33% of its workforce, the
company has undertaken various award-winning initiatives to create a work environment
in which they can truly fulfil their potential. Grooming women leaders at
various levels and building an equal-opportunity, inclusive culture have been
some of the key focus areas for SPN. The network’s significant progress in this
direction has been recognized in the study, making it the only media and entertainment
company to be a part of this prestigious ranking this year.
The Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies
for Women in India
is a one-of-its-kind study to identify, share, showcase and
celebrate best practices from India’s best employers to foster women’s career
advancement. The 2017 Working Mother & AVTAR 100 Best Companies for Women
in India
were chosen based on performance across 7 key policy clusters namely,
workforce profile, flexible work, women’s recruitment and retention, benefits, paid-time
off/parental leave, company culture, safety and security.360 companies
participated in the study, which is India’s largest and most rigorous gender
analytics exercise.
Over its 22 years of existence, SPN has
created a culture of high performance and engagement, with various human
resources polices by the network being industry firsts. SPN was one of the
first organizations in the country to extend maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave
to 6 months, well before it became mandated by law. Pregnant women can also
avail preferential parking on the office premises. The network has a special
provision of a mothers’ room, where a new mother can pump and store milk for
her baby, and near-site crèche facilities for employees to avail for their
children. SPN also prioritizes women’s safety through practices like
sensitizing all employees on prevention of sexual harassment (POSH), and
training women employees on self-defense techniques. SPN allows its employees
to strike a perfect work life balance with in-house activities like fitness
challenges, an employee assistance program, healthy lifestyle workshops, desktop
yoga to boost employee motivation and productivity.
These are just a few of the many initiatives that
have contributed towards makings an employer of choice within and outside the
media industry. SPN has won three prestigious employer awards in 2017 alone –
AON India Best Employers, India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces (awarded by the
Great Place To Work Institute to our distribution business for the third
consecutive year), and being among the Top 10 Companies in India for Best
Health & Wellness Practices (awarded by the Society of Human Resource
Management and CGP Partners for the fourth consecutive year) – which are a
testimony to the outstanding people practices undertaken by the network.
NP Singh, CEO, Sony
Pictures Networks India:

“At SPN, we have an inclusive culture which delivers
fulfilling career experiences and growth opportunities. It is a tribute to our
organization’s culture that we are being recognized as among the top 100 companies
for women in India.”
Smriti K. Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India:

“Our people practices are designed to support women
employees in the unique challenges they face while balancing and excelling at
various roles in and outside the office. Being part of this list reinforces our
standing as an employer of choice.”
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.
It has many Indian and overseas subsidiaries including Sony Pictures Networks
Distribution India Private Limited (India), MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private
Limited (India), MSM Discovery Private Limited (India), Taj Television (India)
Private Limited (India), Aqua Holding Investments [Pvt.] Ltd. (Mauritius), and
Bangla Entertainment Private Limited (India).
SPN comprises 31 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; 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, Sony AATH, the Bangla
entertainment channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; ROX HD, a channel
for contemporary Hindi music; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; Sports
Network comprising 11 sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD,
2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN GOLF HD; 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 is recognized as an employer of choice within and outside
the media industry, and 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. It has consistently ranked for the past four
years 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 in 2017 and adjudged India’s
Great Mid-Size Workplaces awarded by the Great Place To Work® Institute for our
distribution business for the 2017

Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 23rd year of
operations in India.


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