(Last Updated on : 27/07/2011)
Hungama TV is a 24 hour Indian kids channel in Hindi. The channel is situated in Mumbai
and used to be an ancillary channel under UTV Software Communications that was launched in the year 2004. Disney acquired the rights of the channel in the year 2006. Hungama TV is now a part of the worldwide Disney Channel
network. Hungama TV has attained 2nd position in India amongst the kids TV channels and has retained its position from its inception. Shows like Hero, Sanya, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and animation shows like Doraemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Jay Jay-The Jet Plane and Shinchan have shoved the channel to the heights of popularity.
Programmes of Hungama TV
Hungama TV airs a variety of programmes from live action shows to popular Japanese animated shows. The most watched shows of the channel are Shinchan, Doraemon, Power Rangers series, Kiteretsu, Marude Dameo, Chorr Police, Detective Conan, Hatim, Dharam Veer, Kochikame, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Tensai Bakabon, Sanya, Tele Matches and many more.
Apart from the shows, Hungama TV also broadcasted several movies on the channel like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Inspector Gadget, George of the Jungle, Labou, Monsters, Inc., The Chronicles of Narnia, Shinchan movies, Pirates of the Caribbean and others.
Website of Hungama TV
The channel has also launched an official interactive website, with many animated characters in the background. The channel boasts many games and videos related to the shows telecast on the channel. Various information related to the channel are also available on the website.
Controversy of Hungama TV
Hungama TV received several complaints and allegations against the broadcast of the popular animated show Shinchan, due to its mature content and illicit dialogues. It influenced the audiences, who were basically kids, in a negative manner. Thus the channel removed the show from air for a while and again resumed telecast of Shinchan after editing and removing all objectionable content.
Events of Hungama TV
Hungama TV went out on a search for 20 captains, between the ages of 8 and 14, to help the channel select the programmes that the children in that age group would prefer. The organisers of the event toured 25 cities across India.
Hungama TV is a channel, which is for the kids and by the kids. Hungama TV offers excellent mix of programming that includes animation, live action and game shows that have been tailor made keeping in mind individual viewing tastes of kids across different age groups.