Get ready for 'Real' entertainment from March...

Come March 2009, REAL a smart, fresh and distinctive entertainment channel tailor-made for the 'Neo Indians' will be launched...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | 5:17:51 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Real Global Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd. (RGB), a 50:50 joint venture between Alva Brothers Entertainment and Turner International, recently unveiled REAL, its distinctive new Hindi entertainment television channel. The channel will go on air in March 2009.

REAL is a smart, fresh and distinctive entertainment channel that has been tailor-made for the 'Neo Indians', who are urban oriented, ambitious and outward looking. REAL offers an interactive entertainment experience that is positive, fun and joyful. 

Announcing the launch of REAL, Nikhil Alva, Chairman, Alva Brothers Entertainment said, "Our long, insightful experience and success in developing content for the Indian Viewer provides us an ideal springboard to embark on this venture. Along with Turner, which brings to REAL, global best practices in broadcast businesses; we are building a platform for distinctive brands and contemporary content. Together we hope to provide a distinct GEC channel which will be dramatically differentiated, yet relevant and aspiring to Indian viewers".

Having established many successful brands in India in the last 18 years, REAL marks Turner International's entry into the Hindi entertainment space in India. 

Said Steve Marcopoto, President, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., "Turner International is very excited about REAL and Turner's entry in the Hindi GEC genre. Given the market's strong growth, extremely young population, penchant for media consumption and improving distribution delivery systems, India is one of our biggest growth opportunities.  Having established many successful Turner brands and ventures in the last 18 years, including our production partnership with Miditech, we're now excited to take our next step with Alva Brothers Entertainment with the launch of REAL."

Adding to this, Niret Alva, Co-Promoter and Director, Alva Brothers Entertainment said, "REAL's differentiation is based on its approach to the manner in which it draws on 'REAL People' and 'REAL Stories' to create 'REAL Entertainment' ".

Four of the shows announced today, are a vivid demonstration of the freshness offered by REAL. 

Sarkaar Ki Duniya, where 18 Indians meet on a remote island, tasked to transform the island, living under the scrutiny of an autocratic ruler. Each of them has to earn a livelihood under new rules. A mega show format, designed in India, Sarkaar Ki Duniya is India's biggest reality show. 

Unusual stories unfold in the unique setting of a taxi, with taxi driver Vicky playing the role of a reluctant messiah, in Vicky Ki Taxi. 

Hindi Hai Hum, a compelling drama which brings to the forefront the underlying spirit of unity amongst India's young.

The internationally successful quiz-game show, Poker Face, where One Indian will surely take away Rs. One Crore in just One week, for keeping a Poker Face.  

Come March 2009, REAL will bring to the Indian television a new form of Entertainment.

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Posted on: 12 February 2009 at 3:38am
hey.. sounds like a good proposition to me.. heard about a couple of their shows; namely poker face and vicky ki taxi. i especially like the former, as it is a very different concept. cant wait for it to be on air!! :D

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 10:44pm
but wht does the term neo indians mean. the king thot indians r indians. now whts this categorization.


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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 8:02pm
I like teh sound of the channel, its more reality shows, which is a great thing..sorta reminds me of MTVI, all reality shows with danger tasks..

Sarkar Ki Duniya..isn''t there an English show with something like that, not Surviver..something else..

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 4:58pm
I agree with Kruthi di, COLORS Has Offered us a lot, Xcpet its not available in UK yet..
But lets not get into any conclusion just yet ..

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 4:02pm
seems nice... good to see some new types of shows, i dont think we shud label it a flop channel just yet... some ppl were even skeptical abt colors, but now it is up to par with star plus

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 3:52pm
i dunno y... but i think it will flop!
the name doesnt have any umph thats the first thing...
and how channles say there different and unique?
a channel needs all types of programmes and targets to work
this seems like its only targeting youngsters and urban asians.... mind u us urban asians like a little traditional stuff here and there.... dunno its not gna work but all the best!

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 2:56pm
one more channel...
hope this has to offer better shows.

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 1:12pm
They need 2..Cast KaSh :P

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 10:57am
Wow another Channel, Anywaii cant make any decision now so will think about it when i watch the shows ..

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Posted on: 22 January 2009 at 9:00am
IMAO this channel doesn''t sound any different compared to the other GECs.

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