Real (TV channel)

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Launched 2 March 2009
Closed March 2010[1][2]
Owned by Real Global Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd.
Country India
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s) HBO, CNN, Cartoon Network, POGO, WB, Imagine TV

Real was a Urdu entertainment channel launched by Turner International India Pvt Ltd. 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 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 September 7, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Turner shuts down Imagine TV". Rediff team. Rediff. April 13, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 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