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Hungama, meaning commotion or excitement, is an Indian children’s TV channel which shows primarily the Japanese children’s cartoon shows Doraemon and Shin Chan, alongside some local Indian productions. It was originally launched by UTV Software Communications, which was later acquired by The Walt Disney Company India and also runs Disney Channel, Super Hungama (formerly Disney XD) and Disney Junior in the kids’ genre.

2004–2005

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The initial logo of the channel was unveiled on 7 June 2004 and the channel was launched that autumn, around the same time as Turner’s Pogo channel.

2005–present

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In 2005, a few months after the channel’s launch, the logo was changed to a colourful spiral, which is used to this day. With the acquisition of Star by The Walt Disney Company India in March 2019, Hungama and the other Disney kids’ channels in India are now sister channels of other Star channels.

The logo may or may not have taken inspiration from a similar television channel, Astro Ceria. along with the wordmark having a similar font to Ceria's logo.

An HD feed was scheduled to be launched on 1 December 2021, along with an HD feed of Disney Channel, and Marvel HQ being renamed to Super Hungama, while BabyTV HD was to be withdrawn from India.[1] However, on 26 November 2021, these launches were indefinitely postponed, due to a delay in the TRAI’s new tariff rules. They are now expected to launch some time in 2022.[2]

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