|Hungama TV (English)
हंगामा टीवी (Hindi)
ஹங்காமா டிவி (Tamil)
హంగామా టివి (Telugu)
|Owned by||UTV Software Communications|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Hungama Machaya Kya?|
|Sister channel(s)||Disney Channel India
Disney XD (India)
Hungama TV is a TV channel for kids in India based in Mumbai. Originally a subsidiary of UTV Software Communications launched in 2004, the channel was sold to Disney in 2006. Ironically, Disney bought UTV in 2011. The channel helped to increase Disney's presence in India. Hungama is now an operating unit of Disney Channel Worldwide. It is aimed primarily at children and preteens (ages 4–14), available in three languages (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu).
- 1 Overview & Availability
- 2 Blocks
- 3 Golden Bhopu Awards
- 4 Programming
- 5 New Avatar
- 6 Current shows
- 7 Dubbing in-house policies
- 8 Movies
- 9 PokéRaps
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Overview & Availability
Hungama TV is a local kids' 16 hours Hindi Entertainment channel in India. It is available in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu language. Hungama TV is available in all major cable and all major satellite platforms in India.
Ha Ha Hungama
This block aired the episodes of Doraemon the whole day in Monday which made its name. It specified Doraemon's face at the center of Hungama TV's logo.
This block aired Shin-chan episodes the whole day every Friday which made its name. It specialized Shin-chan's face at the center of Hungama TV's logo.
Bheja-Friday was forced off the air in October 2008 due to a ban on the airing of Shin-Chan over controversy regarding highly inappropriate content within the show. The show, along with the Bheja-Friday block, albeit with heavy censorship, resumed on the 27th March 2009.
This block aired the back to back episodes of Pokémon every Friday at 5 PM; its name was made by combining two words that is Pokémon and Marathon.
This block also aired the back to back episodes of Pokémon every Monday at 2 PM; it is literally PokéDay.
Golden Bhopu Awards
Hungama TV announced Golden Bhopu Awards for children to choose their favorite character and nominate. Nominations occurred normally during shows programmings. Its tagline was "Apna Favorite Character Batao Or Bhopu Bajao".
The channel primarily focuses on anime for children and teens.
Most Successful Shows
|Rank||Year||Show||Status||No. of Episodes Arrived In India|
|2||June 19, 2006 –October 2008, March 2009-present||Shin Chan||On-Air||1500+|
|3||March 2006–July 2011||Kochikame||Off-Air||267|
Hungama TV had a makeover of sorts. The new avatar imparts a more local flavour while retaining the ‘unapologetically fun loving, mischievous and boisterous’ character of the channel.The brand refresh has been three-pronged; replete with a new tagline - Hungama Machaya Kya?, a new on-air look and package, and a fresh interactive feel.Supplementing the new look for the channel is a music video featuring kids in a colourful, playful mood, bringing alive emotions they experience in everyday life. The new tagline is based on a recent survey by the channel where it emerged that there are always a few kids in every group who dictate the action and activities of the flock. Hungama decided to highlight these kids through its tagline while inspiring other children to follow their example and live life to the fullest.
Hungama TV airs popular kids anime Like Pokémon , Doraemon, and Shin-Chan which are very popular among kids. Hungama TV focuses on anime for children's aimed at kids and preteens (ages 4–14). Shows like Pokémon, Shin-chan, Doraemon, Detective Conan, Kochikame and etc. were the biggest hits on Hungama TV. Pokémon anime debuted on Hungama TV with Pokémon: Indigo League in May 19, 2014 with a new Hindi dub cast. Since its premiere, the respective time-slot consistently ranked on top among all kids and younger boys. The channel also observed an increase of 15% in total viewership. Furthermore, the anime has been getting an average audience of 57.1 million viewers, 24.2 million of which are children. Hungama TV on its beginning showed 50 percent live action shows and 50 percent animated shows, which is the reason for its success from the channel's beginning. Hungama TV's schedule nearly changes every week. Timings of shows are not stable. Just some programs like Pokémon are fixed. All the programmings are as follows:
- Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
- Vir The Robot Boy
- Jackie Chan Adventures
- Monster Kid
- Marvo the Wonder Chicken
- Doraemon The Movie Ye Bhi Tha Nobita Wo Bhi Tha Nobita-King of the Sun (Released only on Disney Channel India yet)
- Doraemon The Movie Jadoo Mantar Aur Jahnoom (Released only on Disney Channel India yet)
- Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back
- Are You Afraid of the Dark? (September 15, 2008 - January 19, 2009)
- Arthur (TV series)
- Digimon Xros Wars (December 12, 2012 - 2013)
- Aaron Stone
- Being Ian
- B-Daman Crossfire
- Chooha Mantar
- Lucky Man
- Dharam Veer
- Detective Conan
- Enigma (TV series)
- Full Toss Inter School Cricket
- Ninja Warrior
- Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs
- Kiteretsu Daihyakka
- Martin Morning
- Magical Hat
- Nintama Rantarō
- Noddy aur Daddy
- Pokemon: Indigo League
- Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf
- Power Rangers SPD
- Power Rangers Jungle Fury
- Power Rangers Ninja Storm
- Power Rangers: Mystic Force
- Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
- Shaka Laka Boom Boom
- Shuriken School
- Sonic X
- Tayo The Little Bus
- Tamagon the Counselor
- Tao the Little Wizard
- Tensai Bakabon
- Télé Match
- Zenmai Zamurai
- Space Goofs
Dubbing in-house policies
When Disney purchased the rights to this channel in 2011, A new policy has been implemented by Disney and UTV that all foreign content that was shipped to air on this channel, along with the other Disney networks would start to be dubbed in-house by UTV Software Communications. For certain foreign programs that have previously have been dubbed into Hindi, Tamil or Telugu from before, Disney was not able to use the original dubs of some of the programs, such as Pokémon for example, which was originally dubbed by Sound & Vision India in 2003. Disney could not afford the rights to broadcast the original Hindi dub of that anime on the channel, and also it's due to license rights and market competition. Therefore a new dub was created starting off with re-runs of the anime when it premiered on May 19, 2014. New dubs would have to be created for other foreign content as well, for the same reasons. The true reasons for having to create new dubs of foreign programs in-house, is clearly unknown. However, these examples shown can be a good possibility for the reason.
- Doraemon in Nobita's Little Space War(5 December 2010 Hungama TV; 26 December 2010 Disney Channel India)
- Doraemon in Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas(5 June 2011 Disney Channel India; 27 December 2012 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon in Nobita and The Steel Troops - The New Age(6 October 2011 theaters; 6 May 2012 Disney Channel India; 3 May 2013 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur(27 November 2011 Disney Channel India; 10 January 2013 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dorabian Nights(1 December 2012 Disney Channel India; 9 December 2012 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Nobita's 3 Magical Swordsmen(23 March 2013 Disney Channel India; 25 July 2013 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu(24 May 2013 theaters; 29th June 2013 Disney Channel India; 1st October 2013 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Khel Khilona Bhool Bhullaiya(14 September 2013 Disney Channel India; 12 October 2013 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Nobita In Jannat No. 1(25 January 2014 Disney Channel India; 10 March 2014 Hungama TV)
- Doraemon The Movie Ye Bhi Tha Nobita Wo Bhi Tha Nobita-King of the Sun(28 June 2014 Disney Channel India)
- Doraemon The Movie Jadoo Mantar Aur Jahnoom(9 August 2014 Disney Channel India)
Shin Chan Movies
- Shin Chan in Treasures Of the Buri Buri Kingdom (17 October 2009)
- Shin Chan in Action Kamen vs Higure Rakshas (29 August 2010)
- Shinchan in Bungle In The Jungle (1 April 2011 theaters; 22 May 2011 TV)
- Shin Chan Movie: Adventures In Henderland (18 December 2011)
- Shin Chan in Dark Tama-Tama Thrilling Chase (June 17, 2012)
- Shin Chan Movie: The Golden Sword (26 January 2013)
- Shin Chan Movie: The Spy (8 June 2013)
- Shin Chan Movie: Villain Aur Dulhan (28 September 2013)
- Shin Chan Movie: Himawari Banegi Rajkumari (22 March 2014)
- Shin Chan Masala Story The Movie (21 June 2014)
- Shin Chan In Very Very Tasty Tasty (19 July 2014)
Hungama TV has made 2 PokéRaps of their own version so far for their airings of Pokémon.
Hungama TV made this PokéRap for their airing of Pokémon: Indigo League. It bears no resemblance to the original PokéRap, and is only called Pokérap because it was subtitled as such. Hungama started airing the PokéRap from | Here comes the Squirtle Squad! and stopped it from | Princess Vs. Princess. They continued it from | Friend and Foe Alike onwards.
Hungama TV made this PokéRap which aired after | Round One - Begin! and airs in the form of a promo of the airing of Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands on the channel. It features live action dance sequences and provides a hint about the airing of Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands. This PokéRap is in three versions. It was shown after | Round One - Begin! and airs as a promo for the airing of Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands on the channel.