B4U (TV channel)

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B4U
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B4U: The Digital Entertainment Channel
Launched3 September 2000
Closed27 October 2001
NetworkB4U Network
Owned byB4U Multimedia International Limited
Picture format576i (SDTV)
SloganThe Digital Entertainment Channel
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersNew Delhi & Mumbai
Replaced byB4U Movies
Sister channel(s)B4U Music

B4U also known as B4U Entertainment or B4U TV was an Indian television satellite channel that was launched on 3 September 2000.[1] The channel was launched by Kishore Lulla of Eros Entertainment, and Lakshmi Mittal of Ispat Industries Ltd.[2][3]

B4U Entertainment programming consisted of many genres of television programmes, including family dramas boasting female protagonists, comedy series, and shows starring Bollywood celebrities.[4] The channel spent roughly Rs. 24 crores (Rs. 240 millions) on all the programmes it produced, and once B4U was replaced by B4U Movies, the company had to write-off all the programmes.[5]

Programming[edit]

Note:Following is a list of programmes that were broadcast by B4U TV at the time it was on-air. Some of these shows have also been re-aired on other Indian television channels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lall, Bhuvan (4 September 2000). "B4U launches entertainment channel in India". ScreenDaily.com.
  2. ^ Mathur, Aarti (31 August 2000). "Bollywood to roll out Digital Entertainment Channel". Variety.com: International News.
  3. ^ "B4U Entertainment replaced by B4U Movies". Indiantelevision.com. 25 September 2001.
  4. ^ Singh, Jasmine (11 September 2000). "New general entertainment channel B4U". Mid-Day.com.
  5. ^ "An Interview with B4U Worldwide CEO Ravi Gupta". Indiantelevision.com. 27 October 2001.

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