Real (TV channel)

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Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
OwnerReal Global Broadcasting
Sister channelsHBO Asia, CNN International, Cartoon Network, Pogo, WB Channel, Imagine TV
Launched2 March 2009
ClosedMarch 2010[1][2]

Real was a Hindi entertainment channel launched by Turner International India in a 50:50 joint venture with Alva Brothers Entertainment on 2 March 2009 based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.


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.[3] The New REAL TV Studios launched on 1-21-2021, the website can be found at: Gary Axion is the new producer. New show content is to be shown on the Travel Channel in mid 2021 at:


The channel ceased all its operations in March 2010 due to low GRPs and minimum viewership. Also, the channel lacked sponsors and new shows since September 2009 and aired re-runs of its former shows.[4][5][6][7][8]





  1. ^ "Real reviews biz plan, downsizes ops". ITV Team. Indian 7 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Turner shuts down Imagine TV". Rediff team. Rediff. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ Turner And Warner Bros. Entertainment To Entertain India With The Launch Of A New Channel: WB. Warner Bros. 4 March 2009.
  4. ^ Sangeeta, Talwar (16 February 2010). "What keeps 9X and Real up and running?". afaqs. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ Turner launches Hindi GEC via local JV Real shutters within a year. Television post. 2 September 2013.
  6. ^ Imagine TV to shut down as viewership declines. Livemint. Shuchi Bansal. April 2012.
  7. ^ Second Time Unlucky. The Hoot. 19 April 2012.
  8. ^ Imagine is not Real: Steve Marcopoto, Turner Broadcasting. Exchange4Media. Noor Fathima Warsia. Monday, May 9, 2011