Real (TV channel)

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Launched March 2, 2009
Closed 2010
Owned by Real Global Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd.
Country India
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s) HBO, CNN, Cartoon Network, POGO, WB

Real was a Hindi entertainment channel launched by Turner International India Pvt Ltd. in a 50:50 joint venture with Alva Brothers Entertainment on March 2, 2009 based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The channel can be down linked from Intelsat 10, 68.5°E and is a digitally encrypted pay channel. It is a part of the Zee-Turner bouquet and is available across India on cable systems and digital platforms.[1]


This is the first Hindi entertainment channel launched by Turner Broadcasting System. The channel has been followed by an English general entertainment channel WB from the Turner stable.


The channel ceased all its operations in March 2010 due to low GRPs and minimum viewership. Plus the channel lacked sponsors and new shows since September 2009.[2][3][4]





  1. ^ REAL: Official 'About US' page
  2. ^ Turner launches Hindi GEC via local JV Real shutters within a year. Television post. September 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Imagine TV to shut down as viewership declines. Livemint. Shuchi Bansal. April 2012.
  4. ^ Second Time Unlucky. The Hoot. April 19, 2012.