9X (TV channel)

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9X
9X logo.png
9X Logo
Launched12 November 2007
Closed2015
Owned by9X Media (2007-2010)[1]
Zee Entertainment Enterprises (2010-2015)[2]
CountryIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Replaced byUmmah Channel
Sister channel(s)Zee TV
9XM

9X was an Indian Hindi general entertainment channel based in Mumbai.[3] It is owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL). The channel was launched on 12 November 2007 in India as the flagship of the INX Network.

History[edit]

Sale to Zee Enterprises[edit]

On 8 March 2010, it was reported that Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. had made a bid of Rs 650 million for 9X, who owe Rs 1.30 billion to creditors.[4] The 9X Media acquired the deal with the creditors. On 20 April 2010, Zee Enterprises confirmed that it had secured an in-principle approval from its board for acquisition of 9X, under a Scheme of Arrangement, subject to appropriate statutory and regulatory approvals.[5] On 29 April 2010, ZEE Network's board of directors has approved the Scheme of Arrangement between ZEEL and 9X Media, former owners of 9X.[6][7]

Shutdown[edit]

The channel ceased all its operations on 10 August 2009 in UK, where the ongoing shows were shifted to its sister music channel 9XM, making it a hybrid channel.[8] The channel ceased all its operations on 13 April 2015 in India as it stopped airing new content since 2009 and aired re-runs most of Zee TV shows.[9][10][11] The channel even suffered losses due to lack of GRP and viewership.[12][13]

Programming[edit]

The following is a list of all programs broadcast on 9X before it ceased all its operations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ravi Teja, Shrama (29 August 2015). "How Indrani and husband Peter Mukerjea lost the plot at INX Media". The Times Group. The Economic Times. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Zee Entertainment to buy 9X channel". IT Team. The Indian Express. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ "English And Pockett Commissions Golden Square For '9X' Idents - UK Broadcast News - 07/12/2007". www.4rfv.co.uk. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Zee set to buy 9X in novel deal". DNA. 8 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Zee Entert - Board declares Special Interim Dividend". Bombay Stock Exchange. 20 April 2010.
  6. ^ "ZEE Network approves 9X buyout scheme". Biz Asia. 29 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Zee board okays 1:71 swap ratio for 9X buy". The Hindu Group. The Hindu Business. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  8. ^ "9X ceases broadcasting in the UK". Biz Asia. 11 August 2009. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015.
  9. ^ Nicholas, Gangloff (8 April 2015). "9X and Zee Premiere to go off air". NexTVNews. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  10. ^ Raj, Baddhan (7 April 2015). "ZEE India plans to shut 9X & ZEE Premier". Media 24x7. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  11. ^ Javed, Farooqui (7 April 2015). "ZEEL to shutter 9X and Zee Premiere, plans to launch Zee Café HD". Televisionpost.com. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  12. ^ Sangeeta, Talwar (16 February 2010). "What keeps 9X and Real up and running?". afaqs. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  13. ^ Sapna, Nair (29 April 2010). "Zee-9X: What's the big 'deal'?". afaqs. Retrieved 17 December 2015.