UTV Life - Netflix
Weekly magazine programme. Pamela Ballantine eases us into the weekend with an entertaining and eclectic mix of stories and studio guests.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
UTV Life - Hungama TV - Netflix
Hungama TV is a TV channel for children in India based in Mumbai. Originally a subsidiary of UTV Software Communications launched on September 26, 2004 at 10 am, the channel was sold to Disney in 2006. Disney then bought UTV in 2011 thus reuniting UTV and Hungama TV under same ownership of Disney. Hungama is now an operating unit of Disney Channels Worldwide. Unlike most Indian kids channels, this channel does not have an English audio track.
UTV Life - History - Netflix
UTV and Ronnie Screwvala formed United Home Entertainment with 51% and 49% ownership interests respectively. United Home was formed to launch an Indian children's channel. The company hired TAG for channel packaging. Chief Operating Officer Purnendu Bose was hired and was expected to hire 100 employees for the channel. Rs 100 crore was the expected initial investment with expectations of break even in three years. In September 2004, Hungama TV started broadcasting as the first domestic children's channel. In March 2005, one of the UTV founders, Zarina Mehta became head of programming for Hungama. In early 2006, Mehta was promoted to chief operating officer of the channel. In July 2006, Disney India acquired a controlling stake in Hungama TV from UTV Software Communications Limited while also taking a 14.9% share in UTV. In 2006, Disney acquired Hungama TV from UTV. They started with more live-action programming but in 2005 after the success of anime like Doraemon they shifted their focus to animation content. In 2013 Hungama started adding original Indian series as a part of a localisation strategy.
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