Channel V India

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Channel [V] India
Channel [V] India
Broadcast areaSouth Asia and the Middle East
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Picture format576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
OwnerDisney Star
Launched27 May 1994; 28 years ago (1994-05-27) (as Channel [V] South)[1]
Closed15 September 2018; 4 years ago (2018-09-15)[2]
Replaced byStar Sports 3

Channel [V] India was an Indian television channel affiliated to the international Channel [V] launched on 27 May 1994, as Channel [V] South Beam on the AsiaSat 2 satellite. The channel owned by STAR India and 21st Century Fox broadcasts a mix of music and original fiction programs.[3] From an international music channel in its early days to a Bollywood music driven one to a youth oriented entertainment is the path it had taken.[3]

On 1 July 2012, Channel [V] India discontinued music programming. However, Channel [V] International continue to air music programming in India for those with C/Ku band satellite dishes until its cessation on 1 October 2021. It started focusing on original content through fiction dailies and studio formats that addressed youth issues.[4] However On 30 June 2016, the channel discontinued fiction dailies and studio formats and reverted to a 24-hour music-channel format.[5]

On 1 August 2016, the channel changed its look and logo and continued music programming which plays latest Indian and International hits catering to the tastes of the discerning Indian youth.[6] The channel was shut down on 15 September 2018 and Star Sports relaunched Star Sports 3 for the first time in 2013.[2]


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  21. ^ "Channel [V] to launch twisted talk show 'Tony B Show'". 9 September 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  22. ^ "GR8! TV Magazine - Rohan and Vrushika in 'Twist Wala Love'!".
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