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 logo
|Owned by||Asian Television Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||Alpha ETC Punjabi|
|Bell TV||Channel 704|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 850|
|Shaw Cable||Channel 528|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 818|
|Optik TV||Channel 2420|
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.
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."
On April 1, 2019, ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi was renamed 'ATN Punjabi' due to loss of programming from Alpha ETC Punjabi.