The HFCL-Kerry Packer joint venture (HFCL Nine Broadcasting India) has announced that it is shutting its television business in India and that the company's programmes on the government-owned DD-Metro channel will be taken off the air from September 10.

This follows a decision by the company not to bid for DD-Metro's primetime slots due to what it called the "unrealistic non-financial terms" proposed by DD.

Nine Broadcasting's current staff of around 60 has been given notice that their services would be terminated from September 10. It remains unclear whether the high-profile CEO of Nine Broadcasting, Ravina Kohli, would continue with the company after the September 10th shutdown.