Sony Pictures Networks India is recognized as one of India’s Top 100 Best Companies for women
Sony Pictures Networks India is recognized asone of India’s Top 100 Best Companies for women
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), India’s leading entertainment and sports broadcast network, has been ran ked for the 2nd consecutive year, asthe Top 100 Best Companies for Women to work in India. This award is based on a prestigious study conducted by Working Mother, a global leader on gender equity, and AVTAR, a pioneer in div er sity and inclusion in India. SPN is the only media and broadcast network to be featured inthis year’s top 100 co mpanies.Empowering women and attaining gender equityhas been SPN’s key focus area and the network has taken consistent efforts in this direction.
Currently in its third edition, the Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI)study, aims to recognize and highlight the sustained initiatives undertaken by companies to increase women workforce participation. The 2018 edition had 345 participating companies from across industries. This study was done with the most rigo rous, credible and comprehensive methodologies on performance measured across seven key policy clusters namely, workforce pro file, flexible work, women’s recruitment and retention, benefits, paid-time off/parental leave, company culture, safety and security.
Over its 23-yearjourney, SPN has undertaken several award-winning initiatives to create a work atmosphere in which employees can truly fulfil their potential. SPN places emphasis on values, culture and fosters an envir onment of transparency and empowerment. SPN was one of the first organizations in the country to extend mat ernity, ad option and surrogacy leave up to 6 months, well before the law mandated it. Pregnant women can also avail pre ferential parking in the office premises. Further, the network has a special provision of a mothers’ room across its offices, where a new mother can pump and store milk for her baby, and offers near-site crèche facilit ies for em ployees to avail for their children. SPN also prioritizes women’s safety, reflecting it in several initiat ives such as providing transportation for employees working late, sensitizing employees on prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) and training women employees in self-defense techniques.
N.P. Singh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Networks India:
“We are honored to receive this recognition and feature in the list of Top 100 Best Companies for Women in India for the second consecutive year. At SPN, we believe in creating an inclusive environment that promotes equity and equal opportunities. This recognition is a push for us to Go-Beyond in our attempts to create a holistic and rewarding career experience for our women colleagues.”
SPN haswon prestigious employer awards in the past – AON India Best Employers 2017andTop 10 Companies in India for Best Health & Wellness Practices 2017 (awarded by the Society of Human Resource Management and CGP Partners for the fourth consecutive year).These awards are a testimony to the outstanding people practices undertaken by the network.
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 32 channels including Sony Entertainment Tele vision (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general ent ertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events cha nnel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high defin ition Hindi mo vie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the fam ily-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 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; 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, 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 TEN GOLF HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform, SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Sony Pictures Networks Dist ributi on Pvt Ltd. (SPND) that distributes the networks television channels across different genres and languages thro ugh multiple content delivery platforms. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is avai lable 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 the 2017 edition in recognition of SPN’s uni que workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Com pa ni es 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 one of India’s Great Mid-Size Work places for its distribution business by the Great Place To Work® Institute in the 2017 edition.
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is in its 23rdyear of operations in India. Its subsidiaries include Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Private Limited, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited, MSM Discovery Private Limited, Taj Television (India) Private Limited, Aqua Holding Investments [Pvt.] Ltd., and Bangla Entertainment Private Limited.
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