Serials revamp has become common now, but Channel revamp is rare. Well, this shocking news has hit Channel V viewers, as the channel may shut down soon.
Channel V started as an exclusive music channel. Later on, along with MTV, Channel V too incorporated daily soaps and reality shows. Initially, the Channel disappointed music lovers, but now that the channel has good daily soaps (Gumrah, Sadda Haq and D4), the fans will be disheartened to know that the channel is shutting down soon!
Channel V Tweeted, "Thanks for the love guys, but we're not going anywhere. We're reinventing ourselves as a youth music channel #ChannelVLives."
Well, to all disappointed fans, here is a good news, as there are reports that the Channel V network will be collaborating with Hotstar, Star's digital partner, and telecast their shows on the web. Star India spokesperson was quoted by Mid-Day as saying, "Channel V will be revamped as a youth focussed music brand effective July 1."
It has to be recalled that Foxtel shut down the international Channel V in February, this year (2016), and made it a 24-hour music video station. We doubt if Indian version is also headed towards the same route?
It is also said that MTV may also undergo revamp, but a source close to the channel denied the news.
A source was quoted by the leading daily as saying, "MTV is apparently planning to go back to the basics. There is no confirmation on this, but it is going to be all about music and they will do away with their regular shows." (Images source: Twitter)
Story first published: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 20:24 [IST]