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ATN Punjabi is a Canadian exempt Category B Punjabi language specialty channel that is owned by Asian Television Network. It broadcasts programming from India and Canadian content. Programming comes in the form of movies, news, dramas, comedies, and talk shows.

ATN Punjabi
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ATN Punjabi logo
Launched2001; 18 years ago (2001)
Owned byAsian Television Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMarkham, Ontario
Formerly calledAlpha ETC Punjabi
WebsiteATN Punjabi
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 704
Cable
CogecoChannel 1015
Rogers CableChannel 850
Shaw CableChannel 528
IPTV
Bell Fibe TVChannel 818
Optik TVChannel 2420
VMediaChannel 850

As of August 2009, ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi no longer broadcasts Gurbani from the Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab in Canada as ATN no longer has the rights for the Gurbani. Gurbani from the Harimandir Sahib now airs on PTC Punjabi Canada.

HistoryEdit

On November 24, 2000, ATN was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Punjabi Channel, described as "The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Punjabi-speaking community."[1]

 
Alpha ETC Punjabi logo

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Asian Television Network's request to convert ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[2]

On April 1, 2019, ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi was renamed 'ATN Punjabi' due to loss of programming from Alpha ETC Punjabi.

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